What Ever Happened to Welfare Mothers?

by news on May 17, 2010

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What Ever Happened to Welfare Mothers?

Katha Pollit/The Nation – Long lines of gloomy people in business suits at a jobs fair. Foreclosure signs on tidy suburban lawns. Adults moving into their parents’ basement. In the news these days, the face of poverty is middle class, educated and often married: the hard-working, play-by-the-rules victims of the ongoing financial crisis. It’s the man-bites-dog story that never ends. But what about the people who already were poor before the crisis? Like women on welfare?

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