No car, no radio, no liquor permit: the moral regulation of single mothers in Ontario, 1920-1997

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Mary Jane Hillyard Little
Publisher: 
Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Don Mills, ON

Examines the history of single mothers on welfare in Ontario. Shows how single mothers throughout history have opened their homes and their lives to intrusive investigations to prove themselves financially and morally worthy.

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ISBN 0195411501
POVR.L58 1998
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, Network Fall 1999: No Car, No Radio, No Liquor Permit examines the history of single mothers on welfare in Ontario from the establishment of the Ontario Mother's Allowance in 1920 to the elimination of the policy under the Harris Government in 1997. Through the use of government documents, case files, and interviews, the book shows how single mothers throughout history have opened their homes and their lives to intrusive investigations to prove themselves financially and morally worthy.