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Ain't no trust : how bosses, boyfriends, and bureaucrats fail low-income mothers and why it matters / Judith A. Levine.

By: Levine, Judith, 1952- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (xv, 297 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781299713291; 1299713297; 9780520956919; 0520956915; 0520274717; 9780520274716; 0520274725; 9780520274723.Subject(s): Low-income single mothers -- United States -- Social conditions | Low-income single mothers -- Employment -- United States | Low-income single mothers -- Services for -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Ain't No Trust.DDC classification: 306.87432086942 LOC classification: HQ759 | .A384 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction; 1. Welfare Reform and the Enduring Structural Roots of Distrust; 2. ""The Way they Treat you is Inhumane"": Caseworkers and the Welfare Office; 3. ""I couldn't Put up with it no More"": Perceived Mistreatment and Distrust at Work; 4. ""I don't Trust People to Watch My Kids: Mothers' Distrust in Child Care Providers; 5. ""You can't Put your Trust in Men"": Gender Distrust and Marriage; 6. ""I Trust My Mother and no One Else"": Trust and Distrust in Social Networks; Conclusion.
Appendix: Research MethodsNotes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: Ain't No Trust explores issues of trust and distrust among low-income women in the U.S.-at work, around childcare, in their relationships, and with caseworkers-and presents richly detailed evidence from in-depth interviews about our welfare system and why it's failing the very people it is designed to help. By comparing low-income mothers' experiences before and after welfare reform, Judith A. Levine probes women's struggles to gain or keep jobs while they simultaneously care for their children, often as single mothers. By offering a new way to understand how structural factors impact the daily experiences of poor women, Ain’t No Trust highlights the pervasiveness of distrust in their lives, uncovering its hidden sources and documenting its most corrosive and paralyzing effects. Levine’s critique and conclusions hold powerful implications for scholars and policymakers alike.
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Ain't No Trust explores issues of trust and distrust among low-income women in the U.S.-at work, around childcare, in their relationships, and with caseworkers-and presents richly detailed evidence from in-depth interviews about our welfare system and why it's failing the very people it is designed to help. By comparing low-income mothers' experiences before and after welfare reform, Judith A. Levine probes women's struggles to gain or keep jobs while they simultaneously care for their children, often as single mothers. By offering a new way to understand how structural factors impact the daily experiences of poor women, Ain’t No Trust highlights the pervasiveness of distrust in their lives, uncovering its hidden sources and documenting its most corrosive and paralyzing effects. Levine’s critique and conclusions hold powerful implications for scholars and policymakers alike.

Introduction; 1. Welfare Reform and the Enduring Structural Roots of Distrust; 2. ""The Way they Treat you is Inhumane"": Caseworkers and the Welfare Office; 3. ""I couldn't Put up with it no More"": Perceived Mistreatment and Distrust at Work; 4. ""I don't Trust People to Watch My Kids: Mothers' Distrust in Child Care Providers; 5. ""You can't Put your Trust in Men"": Gender Distrust and Marriage; 6. ""I Trust My Mother and no One Else"": Trust and Distrust in Social Networks; Conclusion.

Appendix: Research MethodsNotes; Bibliography; Index.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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