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Eileen Boris

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When Work Is Slavery

Eileen Boris focuses on programs in the United States that require welfare beneficiaries to work for their benefits. The article offers background on the history welfare politics since the 1960s and the specifics of the repudiation of motherwork in the 1967 welfare amendments that established the Work Incentive Program.

poor — United States — women — social services, social services — women, social services — workfare, women — poor — United States

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 25, No. 1 (1998): 28-46