Professor Pruitt Comments for Wall Street Journal on Problems of Rural Poor
Professor Lisa R. Pruitt commented for the Wall Street Journal on the failure of federal antipoverty programs to address the needs of poor people in rural areas. For example, the 1996 welfare reforms didn’t take into account the way that a lack of public transportation and child care in rural areas made it difficult for people in some rural areas to hold down jobs, Pruitt said.
Lisa R. Pruitt, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor at UC Davis School of Law, is a scholar whose recent work explores the legal relevance of rural spatiality, including how it inflects dimensions of gender, race, and ethnicity. Pruitt's work also considers rural-urban difference in transnational and international contexts.