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The Resource Take it from me : life after welfare, by Emily Abt, (electronic resource)

Take it from me : life after welfare, by Emily Abt, (electronic resource)

Label
Take it from me : life after welfare
Title
Take it from me
Title remainder
life after welfare
Statement of responsibility
by Emily Abt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Is welfare reform working? This troubling documentary is the story of four women struggling against enormous odds to raise themselves out of poverty. It is also an in-depth look at the street-level impact of the Personal Responsibility Act, just as the Act's five-year limit on public assistance goes into effect for the first time. The film gives people a detailed idea of what welfare recipients are up against trying to make the transition from welfare to work. Ihoka Rivera, her husband and their daughter went on welfare years ago when their home burned down. Now they have lost the welfare that had been helping Ihoka pursue an education. Abby Perez, a single mother of two, whose homelessness landed her children in foster care, is in despair over her inability to afford housing on minimum wage. Teresa Diehl contends with mental illness while struggling to hold down steady work. Valentina Ruiz, a tough survivor of drug addiction and welfare dependence, feels like a winner now that she has found work as a cleaning person. Take It From Me shows that welfare reform has hardened political and social attitudes towards the poor and made the system less and less responsive to individual needs and circumstances
Awards note
  • National Women's Studies Association, 2003
  • POV broadcast, 2001
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abt, Emily
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
75
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Ex-welfare recipients
  • Public welfare
  • Welfare recipients
  • Welfare recipients
Target audience
general
Label
Take it from me : life after welfare, by Emily Abt, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1652602
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652602/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (76 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209670
  • (OCoLC)747799044
Video recording format
other
Label
Take it from me : life after welfare, by Emily Abt, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1652602
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652602/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (76 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209670
  • (OCoLC)747799044
Video recording format
other

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