Gwendolyn Mink has been teaching U.S. equality law, poverty policy, gender issues, and American politics for twenty nine years. She was on the faculty of the University of California-Santa Cruz from 1980-2001 and at Smith College from 2001 to 2009. Mink is co-editor of the two-volume Poverty in the United States: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics and Policy and author of Welfare’s End. She is now an independent scholar based in Washington, DC.
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Sunday, August 23, 2015
Poor Mothers Don't Matter in Welfare Policy
This week marks the 19th anniversary of legislation that conditions income assistance for parents and children on participation in a disciplinary program known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Over the lifetime of the brutal TANF regime, the provision of actual income assistance...