This article discusses the growth in welfare reforms in the 19805 and 19905, known as Bridefare, that have focused on forcing poor women into traditional marriages to remain eligible for public assistance benefits. It argues that Bridefare perpetuates discriminatory institutions and subjects poor women to dominance by and economic dependence on men.
Thomas, Susan L. "Exchanging Welfare Checks for Wedding Rings: Welfare Reform in New Jersey and Wisconsin." AFFILIA 10.2 1995: p. 120-137. Hollins Digital Commons. Web.