Joan Acker


Stretched Thin
Poor Families, Welfare Work, and Welfare Reform
Sandra Morgen, Joan Acker, Jill Weigt
Stretched Thin looks back at a critical moment of policy change and suggests how welfare policy in the United States can be changed to better address the needs of poor families and the nation, question the claim that welfare reform has been a success.



Stretched Thin
Poor Families, Welfare Work, and Welfare Reform
Sandra L. Morgen, Joan Acker, Jill Weigt
Stretched Thin looks back at a critical moment of policy change and suggests how welfare policy in the United States can be changed to better address the needs of poor families and the nation, question the claim that welfare reform has been a...








Joan Acker

Sandra Morgen is Professor of Anthropology and Associate Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Oregon. She is author of books including Into Our Own Hands: The Women's Health Movement in the United States, 1969–1990 and coeditor most recently of Security Disarmed: Critical Perspectives on Gender, Race, and Militarization. Joan Acker is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Oregon and author of Class Questions: Feminist Answers and Doing Comparable Worth: Gender, Class, and Pay Equity. Jill Weigt is Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University–San Marcos.

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