The decade of the '80s saw a growing rift between the rich and the poor in the United States. Poverty increased among women with children--the so-called "female-headed family"--more rapidly than among any other population group. Couture's work argues that the tradition of self-sufficiency has contributed to the growth of women's poverty, and instead supports a policy of interdependence.

Blessed Are the Poor? 1991, Abingdon Press, Nashville, TN

ISBN-13: 9780687036158

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