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Judith A. Levine

Judith A. Levine is a sociologist on the faculty of Temple University. Her recent book, Ain’t No Trust: How Bosses, Boyfriends, and Bureaucrats Fail Low-Income Mothers and Why It Matters (University of  California Press, 2013) is based on in-depth interviews with low-income women before and after welfare reform and shows the high prevalence of distrust in their lives. Levine has also written on teenage parenthood, gender inequality in the labor market, and children’s occupational aspirations. For the journalist Judith Levine, see here.

Welfare policy breeds distrust, which in turn undermines outcomes. Judith A. Levine offers modest proposals for how we can reach the most disadvantaged among us.  

Judith A. Levine