For Crying out Loud: Women's Poverty in the United States

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ABC news, 30-31, 32, 37, 38, 39. See also Media
Abortion, 90-92
Activism: for AFDC, 317-318, 321- 322, 350-353, 359-360; agenda for welfare reform, 7-8, 82-83, 204, 330-337, 387-390; among immigrants, 148-149; for child support, 332-333; against cultural attitudes, 335-336; for education, 315-317, 319, 325, 342-348; for employment, 204, 331-332, 363- 364; funding for, 167, 180, 365; leadership for, 5-6, 364-365, 370- 377; and media, 38; necessity of, 309-312; personal experiences of, 313-325, 356-363; against racism, 309-312, 356-357; and social class, 175-180; toward welfare state, 183-184, 193-197, 333-334; voting, 114, 377; and welfare system failure, 202-203. See also Government work programs; Homeless women; specific groups, Survival News; Unions; Welfare reform
Adolescent Family Life (AFL) Program, 118
Adolescents. See Teen mothers Advocacy for Resources for Modern Survival (ARMS), 163, 164-165, 174, 316-317, 318, 320, 321-322, 325. See also Coalition for Basic Human Needs (CBHN); Survival News
AFDC. See Aid to Families with Dependent Children
AFL. See Adolescent Family Life Program
AFL-CIO, 216, 218, 220-221. See also Unions
African Americans: on AFDC, 34, 353; and education, 74-75, 84-85, 94-95, 129; family composition/poverty link, 122-123; marital status/poverty link, 122-123, 124, 126, 130, 131-136; media portrayal of, 34; and occupational segregation, 124-125, 133, 135-136, 137n2; and racism, 34, 89, 92-97, 100, 102, 356-358; as traditional family, 93-95, 123; vs. white women's poverty, 5, 121- 122, 124-129, 130-131; as working poor, 123-125, 129-130, 133, 134, 135-136, 137nn1,2. See also Minorities
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC): activism for, 317- 318, 321-322, 350-353, 359-360; and African Americans, 34, 353; and Family Cap (child-exclusion law), 158, 167, 180n4, 207; and government work programs, 225- 226, 342, 347-348; history of, 156- 160; media portrayal of, 29, 30-31, 33; and poverty, 79-80, 81-

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