1st Edition

Women, Microenterprise, and the Politics of Self-Help

ISBN 9781138280618
Published September 11, 2018 by Routledge
160 Pages

USD $39.95

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Book Description

Theories on the eradication of poverty abound. Self-help, self-reliance and self-sufficiency are touted as solutions, and are indeed critical to an economically stable life. Yet, for economically disadvantaged women (America’s poorest citizens), self-help is not as simple as grabbing sturdy boot straps or climbing elusive ladders. Creative ideas for self-sufficiency do not flower and flourish in environments that are void of resources. This book, first published in 1995, examines the questions raised around the concept of self-help by introducing microenterprise and exploring its relevance to poor women.

Table of Contents

1. Welfare and Entrepreneurship: The Critical Intersection of Gender Class Economics and Policy  2. Women, Microenterprise and Economic Empowerment: A Global Perspective  3. A Look at a Microenterprise Project: Business Owners Start-Up Services  4. The Select Committee on Hunger: Historical, Political and Ethnographic Contexts  5. The Select Committee on Hunger: Legislative Activities elated to Microenterprise  6. Radical Political Economy: Analysis of Major Concepts

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