Sandy: Working but Poor

Jill Duerr Berrick

in Faces of Poverty

Published in print May 1997 | ISBN: 9780195113754
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893546 | DOI:
Sandy: Working but Poor

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This chapter tells the story of Sandy, a 24-year-old single mother of a five-year old. She is still recuperating from her time on AFDC, and her financial reserves are low. Sandy used AFDC for about two and a half years, from the time her daughter was a couple of months old until she turned three. Like many AFDC recipients, Sandy started using AFDC as a teenage mother, shortly after the birth of her daughter.

Keywords: welfare system; poverty; poor women; single mothers; teenage pregnancy; child care; Aid to Families

Chapter.  10943 words. 

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