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Ain't No Trust: "How Bosses, Boyfriends, and Bureaucrats Fail Low-Income Mothers and Why It Matters"

Judith Levine


This book explores issues of trust and distrust among low-income women in the United States—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, the author 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 the daily ... More

Keywords: trust, distrust, low-income women, United States, work, childcare, welfare system, welfare reform, poor women, relationships

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780520274716
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520274716.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judith Levine, author
Temple University