Reformed American Dreams : Welfare Mothers, Higher Education, and Activism.
By: Katz, Sheila M.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2019Description: 1 online resource (249 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0813594383; 9780813594385.Subject(s): Low-income single mothers -- United States -- Social conditions | Low-income single mothers -- Education (Higher) -- United States | Welfare recipients -- Employment -- United States | Social movements -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Reformed American Dreams : Welfare Mothers, Higher Education, and Activism.DDC classification: 361.6/140973 LOC classification: HQ759Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Selected Abbreviations and Acronyms; Introduction; 1. Reforming the American Dream; 2. Pathways onto Welfare and into College; 3. Reformed Grassroots Activism; 4. Survival through College; 5. My Education Means Everything to Me; 6. Hope and Fear during the Great Recession; 7. Graduating into the Great Recession; 8. An American Dream for All; Afterword: Evolution of the American Dream; Appendix A: Methods Appendix; Appendix B: Profiles of Interview Participants in 2006; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index; About the Author
Reformed American Dreams explores the experiences of low-income single mothers who pursued higher education while on welfare after the 1996 welfare reforms. This research occurred in an area where grassroots activism by and for mothers on welfare in higher education was directly able to affect the implementation of public policy. Half of the participants in Sheila M. Katz's research were activists with the grassroots welfare rights organization, LIFETIME, trying to change welfare policy and to advocate for better access to higher education. Reformed American Dreams takes up their struggle to raise families, attend school, and become student activists, all while trying to escape poverty. Katz highlights mothers' experiences as they pursued higher education on welfare and became grassroots activists during the Great Recession.