Abstract

This is a paper about the power of certain, often reductive, mythologies (with both descriptive and normative aspects) in the development of legal doctrine relating to women receiving welfare and women in paid labor, and how in these contexts mythic thinking has contributed to gender oppression.

Notes

Originally published in UCLA Women's Law Journal, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 457-540, Spring 1996.

Keywords

women workers, women receiving welfare

Disciplines

Labor and Employment Law | Women

Publisher

UCLASchool of Law

Publication Date

Spring 1996

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