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Judy Hennessy

Judy HennessyTeaching and Research Interests

My research interests focus on gender and poverty, specifically low-income women, work and family and welfare reform. My teaching interests are welfare policy, gender, intersection of work and family life.


Robinson Connie, and Judith Hennessy (Eds.) 2012. Critical Thinking and Social Problems.   San Diego, Cognella Academic Press.

Hennessy, Judith.  2009 “Morality and Work-Family Conflict in the Lives of Poor and Low- Income Women” Sociological Quarterly 50: pp. 557-580.

Hennessy, Judith. 2009. “Choosing Work and Family: Poor and Low-Income Mothers’ Work-Family Commitments.“ Journal of Poverty 13: pp.1-21.

Hennessy, Judith. 2007. “Moral Capital: Single Motherhood, Educational Attainment, and Personal Responsibility,” in Child Poverty in America Today. Volume 3. The Promise of   Education.  Barbara Arrighi and  David Maum (eds), Westport Connecticut: Praeger

Hennessy, Judith and Alison Cliath. 2004. "You've Come a Long Way Baby: Citizens at Conception? Prenatal Personhood and SCHIP Eligibility." American Behavioral Scientist. Vol 47 (11):1428-1447.

Hennessy, Judith. Welfare, Work and Family Well-Being: A Comparative Analysis of Welfare and Employment Status for Single Female- Headed Families Post- TANF. Sociological Perspectives. Vol 48 (1):77-104


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