Pinder, Sherrow O.
Sherrow O. Pinder is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Multicultural and Gender Studies at California Sate University, Chico. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the New School for Social Research in New York City.2007 0-7734-5263-X
This book examines the causes of the shift from welfare to workfare and documents the effects of this policy change on women, especially single mothers, in Canada and the United States. The author argues that soaring budget deficits, combined with neoliberal economic reform in both Canada and the United States, produced a conservative discourse about spending on social programs that legitimized welfare cuts.