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Infertility

by Robin E. Jensen Penn State University Press (October 10, 2016)

This book explores the arguments, appeals, and narratives that have defined the meaning of infertility in the modern history of the United States and Europe.

Throughout the last century, the inability of women...


Democracy Without Decency

by William M. Epstein Penn State University Press (March 22, 2010)

The conservative attacks on the welfare system in the United States over the past several decades have put liberal defenders of poverty relief and social insurance programs on the defensive. In this no-holds-barred...


Aging Across the United States

by Charles Lockhart & Jean Giles-Sims Penn State University Press (November 09, 2010)

Older Americans experience stages of aging with distinct priorities. For younger retirees, climate can be most important; for older retirees, quality of health care. Various states support these and other priorities...


Feminist Policymaking in Chile

by Liesl Haas Penn State University Press (October 21, 2010)

The election of Michelle Bachelet as president of Chile in 2006 gave new impetus to the struggle in that country for legislation to improve women’s rights and highlighted a process that had already been under...


Welfare Reform in Persistent Rural Poverty

by Kathleen Pickering, Mark H. Harvey, Gene F. Summers & David Mushinski Penn State University Press (July 03, 2006)

Since the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 was enacted, policy makers, agency administrators, community activists, and academics from a broad range of disciplines have...


Jean Jaurès

by Geoffrey Kurtz Penn State University Press (August 28, 2014)

Jean Jaurès was a towering intellectual and political leader of the democratic Left at the turn of the twentieth century, but he is little remembered today outside of France, and his contributions to political...