Wives without Husbands

Wives without Husbands

Shedding new light on contemporary campaigns to encourage marriage among welfare recipients and to prosecute "deadbeat dads," Wives without Husbands traces the efforts of Progressive reformers to make "runaway husbands" support their families. Anna R. Igra investigates the interrelated histories of marriage and welfare policy in the early 1900s, revealing how reformers sought to make marriage the solution to women's and children's poverty.

Igra taps a rich trove… (more)

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (September 06, 2007)

Collection: Gender and American Culture

Page count: 184 pages

Language: English


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