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Both Hands Tied: Welfare Reform and the Race to the Bottom in the Low-Wage Labor Market Paperback – May 1 2010


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"The originality of Both Hands Tied lies not just in its rich case study interview materials - in poor women's voices and the trajectories of their work and home lives - but in its careful tying of those materials to shifting national, state, and local economic policies." - Micaela di Leonardo, Northwestern University"

About the Author

Jane L. Collins is the Evjue Bascom Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the author of Threads: Gender, Labor and Power in the Global Apparel Industry, among other titles. Victoria Mayer is assistant professor of sociology at Colby College.

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Important Research April 27 2010
By Daniel - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been fortunate enough to take a course with Prof. Collins at Wisconsin and this book only deepened my respect for her and her work. This is precisely the type of research that makes sociology such an important and dynamic field--understanding the effect social policy has on the way actual people live their lives.
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Excellent and readable June 5 2014
By worddancer - Published on Amazon.com
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Commentators have noted what a sham welfare 'reform' has been. BOTH HANDS TIED helps us see why that is, and appreciate the high cost of the retreat for all concerned....except the 'new' employers who have been given our support for offering less and less to their employees.

It's a disgrace.

When will our policies renounce hatred of the poor?
0 of 8 people found the following review helpful
None sense Oct. 3 2013
By Xuan - Published on Amazon.com
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It waste my money to buy it. The book itself did not do anything wrong, I hate it because I was insane to sign up the course which needs this book and I get nothing from it. Sociology sucks!


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