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Women's - The one question that molds and shapes Lisa D Brushs Poverty Battered Women and Work in the U.S Public Policy is this How do we

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The one question that molds and shapes Lisa D. Brush’s Poverty Battered Women and Work in the U.S. Public Policy is this- “How do we understand battering-that is, the physical violence and control men perpetrate on their current and former wives and girlfriends- as a factor in women’s compliance with welfare eligibility requirements, and in women’s progress toward safety and solvency through waged work?” You would think that the reason for being on welfare was the cause of the recession, you couldn’t find work at the moment, or just needed a little extra help. But something that needs to be taken into account is the outside forces that can mess with someone. Having someone control your every move or tell you who you can and cannot associate with has that trickle-down effect. Take Alice for example. Summer of 2001, she was a divorced mother of two that had been working on and off for 36 months. She had been through two abusive relationships, losing countless jobs because of her husband being insecure and controlling. She also had to go through the trauma of losing a child because her second child’s father, who she was pregnant by. All this leaded up to a stressful after marriage life and she had to deal with managing her diabetes. Or Georgia who had to balance caring for two children with ADHD all while recovering from open-heart surgery. She held at least 10 jobs as a working adult
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2012 for the course WOMNST 0100 taught by Professor Professorcarter during the Fall '11 term at Pittsburgh.

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