Research Methods: Policy Analysis

The Faltering Safety Net in a Reluctant Nation: Women’s Economic Security at Risk in America

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While the U.S. has always been a reluctant welfare state, political opposition to the safety net is at an all-time high. Many safety net programs in the U.S. have either been downsized or eliminated or are being threatened with such. Women are especially at risk. The safety net is an essential source of support for them, especially women with children, poor and working class women, and women of color. In this paper we describe the U.S.'s long-standing ambivalence towards the safety net and its impact on women. We explore how a romanticized devotion to “traditional” work and family norms, complicated by class and race, influence and shape public attitudes, and continue to be inscribed in the design and delivery of safety net programs. We also review proposed changes and evaluate their potential to either help or undermine women's control over their lives and their ability to achieve economic security. [publisher's abstract]

Suggested Citation: Morris, L. A., & Deprez, L. S. (2014). The faltering safety net in a reluctant nation: Women's economic security at risk in America. Women's Studies International Forum, Special Issue. In press. doi: 10.1016/j.wsif.2013.11.002

Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Publish Date: 
February 1, 2014
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URL: 
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2013.11.002

Using the QI Maturity Tool to Classify Agencies Along a Continuum

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Joly, B. M., Booth, M., Mittal, P., & Zhang, Y. (2013). Using the QI maturity tool to classify agencies along a continuum. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research, 2(3), Article 2.

Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Publish Date: 
March 28, 2013
URL: 
http://uknowledge.uky.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1050&context=frontiersinphssr

Driving a Public Health Culture of Quality: How Far Down the Highway Have Local Health Departments Traveled?

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Beitsch, L. M., Rider, N. L., Joly, B. M., Leep, C., & Polyak, G. (2013). Driving a public health culture of quality: How far down the highway have local health departments traveled? Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e31828e25cf

Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Publish Date: 
April 1, 2013
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23549372

Monitoring QI Maturity of Public Health Organizations and Systems in Minnesota: Promising Early Findings and Suggested Next Steps

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Miner Gearin, K. J., Gyllstrom, M. E., Joly, B. M., Frauendienst, R. S., & Myhre, J. (2013). Monitoring QI maturity of public health organizations and systems in Minnesota: Promising early findings and suggested next steps. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research, 2(3), Article 3.

Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Publish Date: 
March 28, 2013
URL: 
http://uknowledge.uky.edu/frontiersinphssr/vol2/iss3/3
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