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- DescriptionThis book is about poor women, many of them single mothers, Aboriginal, or both, who have defied the odds to become apprenticing carpenters. To do so they have juggled child-care schedules, left abusive partners, and kicked drug habits to participate in a unique intensive retraining program. Through the voices of the women participants and their instructors, Margaret Little analyzes the program to reveal the struggles and triumphs of low-income women. She demonstrates that there is a desperate need for retraining programs that provide real opportunities for ecomic independence. She also argues that, in an era of workfare and time-limited welfare, such programs are an effective strategy for welfare reform.
- Author BiographyMargaret Hillyard Little is an anti-poverty activist who teaches in Political Studies and Women's Studies at Queen's University.
- Author(s)Margaret Hillyard Little
- PublisherUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Date of Publication01/07/2005
- SubjectGender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
- Place of PublicationVancouver
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Content Note14 b/w photos, 4 tables
- Weight349 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
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