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Author Levine, Judith, 1952- author.

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

Publication Info. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 297 pages)
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 t.
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Low-income single mothers -- United States -- Social conditions.
Low-income single mothers -- Employment -- United States.
Low-income single mothers -- Services for -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Levine, Judith. Ain't No Trust. University of California Press 2013 1299713297
ISBN 1299713297 (electronic bk.)
9781299713291 (electronic bk.)
9780520956919 (electronic bk.)
0520956915 (electronic bk.)
9780520274716 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520274717 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520274723 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0520274725 (pbk. : alk. paper)