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Feminisation of Poverty in America

Marcia Lee Agee (Assistant Professor and Professor in the Department of Management and Economics, Hamline University, St Paul, Minnesota)
Roger W. Walker (Assistant Professor and Professor in the Department of Management and Economics, Hamline University, St Paul, Minnesota)

Equal Opportunities International

ISSN: 0261-0159

Article publication date: 1 January 1991

Abstract

“Being poor is a cardinal sin in our society,” one attorney notes in connection with an observation that women face an uphill battle in terms of the effects of poverty on child custody outcomes. Evidence from the same document quotes a Minnesota referee who is renowned for his usual statement to female AFDC recipients:’ How much of the taxpayers money are you currently receiving? (17,p.25)”.

Citation

Lee Agee, M. and Walker, R.W. (1991), "Feminisation of Poverty in America", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 24-31. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb010538

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