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Accessed February 3, 2010. 11. Ibid. 12. Ibid. 13. National Women’s Law Center, “A platform for progress: Building a better future for women and their families,” 2008, p. 5. 14. “The gender wage gap by occupation,” Institute for Women’s Policy Research Fact Sheet, April 2009. 15. S. Census Bureau, 2007 American Community Survey, Table S2002. ” 46 GWENDOLYN MINK 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. Rose and Hartmann, Still a man’s labor market, p. 18. , p.

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The liberal Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), for example, espouses “marriage-plus” to encourage two-parent family formation among the poor. While CLASP wants to “ensure that public policy helps all parents—whether never married, cohabiting, separated, divorced, or married,” its bottom line is that married biological parenthood is a desirable public goal that should be advanced by government. ”32 This position continues to stigmatize single mothers as deficient and single mother families as disadvantaged—not because of economic status but because mothers are single.

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