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Spectrum - January 28, 2011

Board of Contributors: 'Welfare moms' also deserve respect and dignity

by Elizabeth Lee

I read a newspaper article in the 1970s, when I was in my teens, about a single "welfare mom" raising two teenagers.

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Elizabeth Lee is a licensed marriage-and-family therapist and writer and lives with her husband, two children and dog in Palo Alto. She can be e-mailed at


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