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1991 Special Issue

Older Women and Income Security

By Burton D. Fretz, Vicki Gottlich & Shannon Schmoyer

This article discusses how to increase the income security and health insurance coverage of older women. Increased pension coverage, health insurance coverage through COBRA, and employment discrimination are covered.

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Homeless Women and Children

By Alice Bussiere, Henry A. Freedman, Dan Manning, Lisa Mihaly & James Morales

The special problems of homeless women and children require advocates to use their expertise in a variety of substantive areas. This article surveys new developments in child welfare, public assistance, and housing law, as well as innovative approaches that cut across substantive areas in an effort to solve these problems.

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Woman Battering

A Major Cause of Homelessness

By Joan Zorza

Battered women are a large and largely unrecognized group: half of all married women, for example, will experience some form of violence from their spouse. Even more unrecognized is that woman battering is a major cause of homelessness for both women and children. This article explores the connection between domestic violence and loss of shelter and makes recommendations for minimizing homelessness for battered women.

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Using Medicaid to Prevent Infant Mortality

By Molly McNulty & William R. Kincaid

Lack of access to adequate maternity and pediatric care causes thousands of infant deaths every year. Medicaid can play a powerful role in reducing infant mortality, which disproportionately affects low-income families. This article reviews significant reforms in the Medicaid program that are designed to improve the access of low-income pregnant women and infants to health care.

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Child Poverty in America

By James D. Weill

Nearly 13 million of the nation's children—about one in five—live in poverty. The stereotype of poor children has proved to be inaccurate and inadequate: poverty among children is not just urban, it is also rural and suburban. How the nation can address this mounting problem, and what the consequences will be if it doesn't, are examined in this lead article.

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