Gender, Race, Class and Welfare Reform

Walter Stafford, Diana Salas, Melissa Mendez
Roundtable of Institutions of People of Color and the Women of Color Policy Newtwork

This study on welfare reform contends that race and gender coalesce through historic and contemporary government, policy and market failures to deny benefits and jobs to women of color while blaming them for their condition. It is divided into three sections: the first addresses national policy trends with an emphasis on race and gender, the second looks at New York City, and the third offers recommendations. The report was published in the National Urban League's State of Black America, 2003.