Jane Collins: welfare and the working-poor

program date: 
Mon, 07/04/2011

 Bill and Jane talk about the relationship between welfare and the working-poor, paying special attention to working-mothers in Jane's research. Jane says she and her colleagues have wanted to know how the relationship between government, families and business has changed to affect the division of labor she and feminists call "social reproduction" - basically getting people into the next generation. She laments that a lot of people in government today seem to think that tax-payers arrive on the scene fully developed and ready to work. Jane hopes to dislodge that assumption and show that children and adults need many things - like healthcare, childcare and the flexibility to take care of personal crises - secured by their community to flourish individually.

The song-clip at the end is "Working Girl Blues" by Hazel Dickens.

  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 19:47 minutes (18.12 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 

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