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The State of Welfare - The welfare system in the United States performs a wide variety of functions to assist people who have fallen onto hard times. Welfare programs are an evolution of the British Poor Laws whose roots lie in basic charity and the human ideology that one should aid those less fortunate. Today’s welfare system , being controlled by the state and federal governments are by no means perfect, but they do provide a more stable form of assistance so that the people of the United States know that if they fall into dire times, there is a safety net....   [tags: Welfare]
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The Welfare System - My speech is about the welfare system, how it works, why people go on it and why some adjustments need to be made. The welfare program is for anyone who needs help with money or is low on money. People who go on this program are one of the following: disabled, sick, student, unemployed, drug addict or are raising children. If you are disabled, sick, student, unemployed, or raising children they will provide you with basic living needs. Every year thousands of people go on welfare because they are low on money....   [tags: Welfare] 525 words
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Welfare Agencies Distribution of Services - Introduction Spratt and Daveney (2009) carried out a research for contribution to how welfare agencies define and provide services to Families with multiple problems. They assumed existing systems doesn’t reflect full understanding of this service user group. This review seeks to establish the relevance of this research to this social problem and its contribution to the study. Literature Review To establish the relevance of this research, Spratt and Daveney carried out a literature review which identified child welfare systems in Australia, USA and United Kingdom as not designed to define families with multiple problems within context....   [tags: Welfare]
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The Welfare Reform Law - Since the Welfare reform law was introduced in 1996 it has impacted American society greatly. The new welfare policy, named the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), replaced the Aid to Family and Dependent Children (AFDC) program; they have five known differences that only affect the ones who need the assistance. Critics argue that the TANF has negatively impacted the society while some argue that it has not. Linda Burnham, author of “Welfare Reform, Family Hardship & Woman of Color,” asserts that “welfare reform has increased the hardship faced by many women leaving welfare for work and their movement into low-wage jobs, exposes them to higher level of housing insecurities, homele...   [tags: Welfare]
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Welfare Fraud: Betting Against the Odds - Title Welfare Fraud: Betting Against the Odds Introduction The issue that I have decided to address is welfare abuse. I propose that due to the government’s lack of foresight, welfare recipients have been cashing EBT benefits at ATM machines in California casino’s. Research question: Can something be done to ensure that welfare benefits will be used as intended by the recipients. Readers: Mainly Californian tax payers, but in a broader sense it could be anyone who is concerned about the welfare system, including recipients....   [tags: Welfare]
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Welfare Reform - Is welfare a permanent solution or a temporary fix to a monumental epidemic in society today. Congress has implemented welfare reform legislation that simply has not helped or changed much. The question regarding the welfare system remains the same. What is wrong with welfare and how can it be fixed. This is not a simple question and does not have a simple answer. However, one thing is extremely clear; welfare is not working and desperately needs to change. The current welfare system is unfair to the taxpayers who are paying for failed programs, and the poor who remain trapped in a system that takes away their self-reliance and hope for their children....   [tags: Welfare] 793 words
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Welfare-To-Work: Welfare Programming - ... With feedback such as this it is hard to retort that HDC methods aren’t worth the time and money put into them to get individuals educated, focused and on the right path to provide for their families. If a person has received training in a specific field such as accounting, plumbing or secretarial duties it would seem wise to use these skills and experience to augment a place of business where he or she could excel. The LFA strategy places the first person in line in the first job available without enhanced training opportunities....   [tags: welfare reform, caseload]
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Arguments Against a Welfare State - America is the greatest nation in the world. That is a sentence that has been stated many times by many different people, for many different reasons. Whether those reasons are militarily related, based on global political influence, or even economically. However one reason that this statement is repeated over and over again is the fact that America is the “land of opportunity”, a place where anyone can come, work hard and make something of themselves. No matter your age, race, religion, gender or creed, in America you have the opportunity to make something better for yourself and your family....   [tags: Welfare System] 1501 words
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Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients - There are suggestion that welfare recipients need to be drug tested, to make sure that taxpayers are not paying for their drug habits. Why would you want to give government benefits to someone who may, either directly or indirectly use the benefits to support their drug habit. Why can’t we drug test welfare recipients. Last year, Utah Republicans passed and enacted a law that mandated drug testing for welfare recipients. Many people argue that “forcing the welfare recipient to concede to waive their rights to random drug testing is unconstitutional and could be considered, blackmail.”(Drug Testing American Civil Liberties Union)....   [tags: Welfare Reform Essays]
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Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients - The history of social welfare can be traced back to ancient times, but the time most influential to the start of social welfare programs in the United States occurred during the great depression. In 1935, then President Theodore Roosevelt introduced the Social Security Act. This act guaranteed pensions, unemployment insurance, and help for children and the disabled. The Works Progress Administration was also put in to place and helped unemployed people find jobs (HISTORY.COM-New Deal). A proposition to mandate drug testing for recipients has been brought up in more recent times, namely by Governor Rick Scott (R) of Florida....   [tags: Welfare Reform Essays]
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Welfare: The Government's Failure - ... However the United States must reform welfare before it is overcome with crime (Tanner, Relationship Between…). The problems with welfare are so very vast, and there are many outcomes some are good and some are bad. Welfare is the United States safety net that helps men, women, and children to get through hard times. It feeds the hungry and houses the homeless, but is it all that good. In most cases welfare promotes laziness, helplessness, and low self-esteem, but what would happen without it....   [tags: unemployment, poverty, welfare reform]
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The Role of Education in Welfare Reform - ... Welfare recipients need to understand and be encouraged to not just take any job. As a matter of fact, assigned case workers should monitor the type of jobs their clients are applying for and establish a target market when searching for a job based on their current skill and education level. Welfare recipients in need of educational enrichment should immediately be enrolled in a program of their choice in order to qualify for better paying positions. I would recommend mandatory life skills and job training sessions on a bi-weekly basis for all welfare recipients that already have a high school diploma and are uncertain about their professional goals....   [tags: welfare act, tanf, education program]
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America Needs Welfare Reform - ... People think that women will just continue to get pregnant and have children to receive more TANF benefits and not have to work at all. They just have to show they are making an effort to find a job or go to school. Generally if a person qualifies for TANF, he or she will also qualify for SNAP benefits and Medicaid to help supplement his or her income. Welfare programs including TANF and SNAP benefits are examples of nontaxable income. A person receiving both TANF and SNAP benefits could be living much more comfortably than someone working thirty-five hours per week making $10 per hour and not have to pay taxes on the money....   [tags: Welfare Reform Essays]
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Welfare Reform Is Needed in New York - The issues surrounding welfare and welfare reform are controversial, political, and difficult to resolve. The debate continues today as to who deserves benefits and who does not. In 1933, President Roosevelt created Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) as part of the New Deal. This early form of welfare was available to those who could demonstrate a need and the ability to maintain minimal assets of their own. It specifically targeted aid to single women with children. It was a controversial and highly debated subject....   [tags: Welfare Assistance Program]
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Mandatory Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients - The process of drug testing individuals who are applying or receiving welfare benefits has recently become the focus of a widely spread controversy. Florida, the first state to pass the law, now requires all individuals applying for public assistance to undergo drug testing. The state of Kentucky, among others, have considered following this trend. State lawmakers hope to prevent the squandering of taxpayer dollars on drugs by proposing similar guidelines. Alabama’s states representative Kerry Rich clearly affirmed his state’s position on the matter, “I don’t think the taxpayers should have to help fund somebody’s drug habit” (qtd....   [tags: Require Drug Testing to Receive Welfare]
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Review of the Book "Ending Welfare As We Know It" - Bill Clinton’s first presidential term was a surprising change period in policy toward low-income families. In 1993 Congress enacted a major development of the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income working families. In 1996 Congress passed and the president signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA). This legislation abolished the sixty-year-old Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program and replaced it with a block grant program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families....   [tags: Ending Welfare as we Know It] 932 words
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Welfare Reform Should Require Recipients to Work - The number of Americans taking part in the welfare system today has hit 12 million, an all-time high, proving its significance in government. Americans not on welfare complain about the unfairness it causes, but have yet to propose a better plan. Changing these government assistance programs sounds easier than it really is, because while it may rid of those who take advantage of the free money, it also leaves plenty of helpless Americans to fend for themselves. In a society where Americans are compensated for idleness through government social programs, there exist many ecclesiastical institutions striving to reclaim dependent Americans by teaching self-reliance using more organized and fun...   [tags: Welfare Reform Essays]
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Turnell and Edwards’ Signs of Safety and Child Welfare - ... Recidivism is a definite problem in juvenile justice so acknowledging strengths in the family or the juvenile themselves may keep juveniles from returning to the system. Another principle of the Signs of Safety model that could be applied to juvenile justice is focusing on creating small changes. “Think about, discuss, and work towards small changes. Don’t become frustrated when big goals are not immediately achieved. Focus on small, attainable goals and acknowledge when they have been achieved” (Turnell & Edwards, 1999, p....   [tags: Child Welfare Essays]
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Stereotyping and the Welfare Family - Stereotyping and the Welfare Family        There were times when I would pick up my little brother when he was covered in dirt from playing, laugh at his smudged little face and say, "you look like a little welfare baby." This was funny to me, it was easy to make light of the welfare system. Welfare recipients were lower class, which made for easier targets of ridicule. Truth be told, my family wasn't much higher on the economic scale. There were times when my mother had to use food stamps to make ends meat....   [tags: Stereotypes and Welfare]
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Welfare Reform - Welfare Recipients MUST take Personal Responsibility - Welfare Reform - Welfare Recipients MUST take Personal Responsibility      Public Welfare is an important support system of the United States government. Welfare has its benefits, but the system has pitfalls. Instead of abolishing welfare as critics of the system suggest, reforms can be made to correct the problems while government, either on the state or federal level, can continue to assist the impoverished.      The term welfare is used to describe a variety of programs that provide income support and create a safety net for poor individuals and families....   [tags: Public Welfare in America Welfare System]
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The Welfare Problem - The Welfare Problem The poor are everywhere it seems. They are on the street corner, in the local 7 Eleven, and in the plaza. Sometimes I get sick of them and even angry with them when they pester me for money. I ask myself, "Is the best way to deal with poor, to give them money from my pocket?" It's obvious that other people have given them money from their pockets at different times. If no one had ever given them money, then these people wouldn't be standing here asking for money. The fact is, many poor people ask for money because they know they can get money that way....   [tags: Poor Welfare Government Essays] 2318 words
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The History of Welfare in America - Welfare has been a safety net for many Americans, when the alternative for them is going without food and shelter. Over the years, the government has provided income for the unemployed, food assistance for the hungry, and health care for the poor. The federal government in the nineteenth century started to provide minimal benefits for the poor. During the twentieth century the United States federal government established a more substantial welfare system to help Americans when they most needed it....   [tags: Origins of Public Welfare Programs]
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Social Welfare Past and Present - Social Welfare Past and Present Social welfare is an expansive system proposed to maintain the well being of individuals within a society. This paper will explain the progression from the feudal system and church provisions for the poor before the Elizabethan Poor Law to the gradual assumption of the responsibility for the poor by the government. A responsibility assumed not out of humanity and concern for the poor, but as a process of standardizing the ways in which the poor were to be managed....   [tags: Papers History Aid Welfare Essays] 1334 words
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Welfare - Greedy Mothers and Lazy Families - Welfare - Greedy Mothers and Lazy Families      Millions of Americans are signed up for welfare; the program designed to aid poor and needy families. Unfortunately, it has now become a way of life for many. Many argue that welfare is not destroying our culture and creating a dependent people who have learned to abuse certain privileges that come with living in America, but history has proven that this is not true.      When President Clinton signed the welfare reform bill, he said "Today, we are taking a historic chance to make welfare what it was meant to be: a second chance, not a way of life." Welfare was designed to give a boost to the poor-to help struggling families make it through t...   [tags: Welfare State Reform Argumentative] 821 words
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Welfare Reform - Welfare Reform "The U.S. Congress kicked off welfare reform nationwide last October with the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, heralding a new era in which welfare recipients are required to look for work as a condition of benefits." http://www.detnews.com/1997/newsx/welfare/rules/rules.htm. Originally, the welfare system was created to help poor men, women, and children who are in need of financial and medical assistance. Over the years, welfare has become a way of life for its recipients and has created a culture of dependency....   [tags: Welfare Essays]
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Gendering the Welfare State - Gendering the Welfare State The impetus for the creation of welfare in the United States was children . Children are viewed as a social good— the good students (or the troubled youth) of tomorrow or the devoted worker (or the unemployed worker) of the future. However rampant the notion of the free-market, capitalist society, children, argued proponents, are not autonomous beings and should not be treated as so. Therefore, it was morally right and just to create a program providing for children who could not be provided for....   [tags: United States Politics Welfare Papers]
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From Welfare To Workfare - From Welfare to Workfare      There's an old joke that goes something like... Where do you hide a welfare recipient's cheque, where he'll never find it. Under his work boots. When Mike Harris was campaigning for the Progressive conservative party in 1994 he promised a "common sense revolution". This mixed with the huge unpopularity of Bob Ray's policies, made him a favourite for the upcoming election. With this new "common sense revolution", came Ontario Works, or workfare. (a program designed to help recipients find their cheques) The workfare topic was a huge issue to voters, and will effect not only the thousands of Ontario welfare recipients but every Ontarioan in one way or another....   [tags: Canada Work Welfare Jobs Essays]
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Welfare Reform: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Legislation - In August 1996, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) passed. This legislation ended the Family Aid with Dependent Children (AFDC) and replaced it with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Unlike AFDC, TANF is not an entitlement program. This means that states are under no obligation to provide cash assistance to eligible families. Instead the federal government gives block grants to assist poor families with the emphasis on moving them from welfare to work or deterring them from applying for welfare in the first place....   [tags: TANF Welfare Program Essays]
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Volunteering and Attitudes Toward Social Welfare Spending - Volunteering and Attitudes Toward Social Welfare Spending Despite extensive research having been done on explaining why some individuals are more likely to support spending on social welfare than others, to this date, no one has examined the effect that a person’s level of volunteerism has on support for spending. However, the level of community involvement is worthy of consideration as an explanation for support for social welfare spending because, as has been reported by previous research, volunteers often find that structural problems exist that can only be remedied by government intervention....   [tags: Welfare Spending Politics Essays]
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Innocent: Confession of a Welfare Mother - Innocent: Confessions of a welfare mother is a memoir that defies the stigma that comes along with welfare and poverty. It outlines the trials and tribulations of a single Caucasian mother and her ability to maintain her family. Forced to make pivotal decisions and keep the best interest of her family in mind, she must take welfare handouts to get through her financial struggles. This memoir is a way to highlight the obstacles it takes to keep a stable household and get by at the worst times in a single mothers life....   [tags: welfere, poverty, lifestyle]
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Welfare Reform - Welfare Reform Welfare is a public assistance program that provides at least a minimum amount of economic security to people whose incomes are insufficient to maintain an adequate standard of living. These programs generally include such benefits as financial aid to individuals, subsidized medical care, and stamps that are used to purchase food. The modern U.S. welfare system dates back to the Great Depression of the 1930’s. During the worst parts of the Depression, about one-fourth of the labor force was without work....   [tags: Social Welfare Retirement Economics Essays]
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Welfare to Work: Does It Really Benefit Single Parents? - Welfare to Work: Does It Really Benefit Single Parents. When President Clinton signed the Personal Responsible & Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act in August of 1996, it ended welfare as we know it. Under this reform, wages and earnings replaced welfare, but many critics felt only problems arose from this program. Welfare to work forces poor and single parents into jobs that do not supply sufficient living wages (Albelda 1). These single parents can never work enough hours to support their families because the jobs are often inflexible which is not a match for a single parent....   [tags: Welfare Policy Low Wage Jobs] 970 words
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The Typical Progression a Child Makes through a State Welfare System - The Typical Progression a Child Makes through a State Welfare System The paper and diagram below describe the typical progression a child makes through a state welfare system. Each figure in the diagram below links to a specific decision point described in the paper, which begins immediately after the diagram. This chart provides a model, which highlights typical decision points on a child's journey through the current foster care system. Although the format is based on federal and common state law and practice, nevertheless it is only a model....   [tags: Foster Care Child Welfare Human Services Essays]
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Argumentation on TANF a form of Medicaid - Argumentation on TANF a form of Medicaid North Carolina’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is one of the primary forms of Medicaid. TANF is also called Work First, which is based on the premise that parents have a responsibility to support themselves and their children. Through Work First, parents can get short-term training and other services to help them become employed and self-sufficient later on, but the responsibility is theirs to find the actual job. Most families have two years or less to move off Work First Family Assistance and after that they are completely on their own....   [tags: Welfare]
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Welfare and Unemployment - ... Those who argue that it is invasion of privacy fail to recognize that tax payers are giving up what they earned to HELP those in need not to help them get their hands on drugs, if someone is to receive something then there should be requirements to keep receiving something. If you have nothing to hide then what is the problem. In addition, many workers get drug tested as well. What makes it so wrong for anyone else to be drug tested. If you fail, then you get it terminated, simple as that. What we need to do is give people responsibilities, if they want to prosper in life; they need to work for it since nothing is free....   [tags: drug testing, community service]
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The Welfare System - ... Change and or a reorganization of the current welfare programs is in dire needs to better America. For example, I believe that each welfare system should be run independently and funded differently. Furthermore, we as a democratic country, as defined as, a government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system. (Merriam Webster) Meaning, we need to rethink our approach and strategy to keep these programs and system afloat....   [tags: social security, medicaid]
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Welfare: A Hammock to a Trampoline - Psalms 30:6 “When I felt secure I said, ‘I will never be shaken’” (New Living Translation). The goal of welfare is to help individuals afford the basic necessities of life, however, it has become apparent that throughout the generations people have become too comfortable and secure being on welfare and thus are not striving for self-sufficiency. As with all government run programs there is a budget for welfare services, and with more and more people applying for welfare and fewer returning to self-sufficiency there is simply not enough money to go around....   [tags: Social Programs]
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Pros and Cons of Welfare Programs - ... As a mother of 14, she received illegally more than $16,000 in welfare. Congress and state legislatures should strengthen the welfare eligibility requirements, remove exemptions, and narrow the definition of work in order to reduce welfare dependence in the nation. They may also want to consider reducing benefit levels, and cut benefit programs that seem to be abused. (“Study: Welfare pays more than minimum wage in most states.” Fox News.com) Over time, Welfare reform became stricter with its policy and was only attainable for a short term, with the intent to push its recipients to seek employment opportunities....   [tags: fraud, abuse, social security act]
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Welfare Reform in the United States - "The U.S. Congress kicked off welfare reform nationwide last October with the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, heralding a new era in which welfare recipients are required to look for work as a condition of benefits." Originally, the welfare system was created to help poor men, women, and children who are in need of financial and medical assistance. Over the years, welfare has become a way of life for its recipients and has created a culture of dependency....   [tags: Politics, Policies]
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The Pros and Cons of Welfare - ... Welfare has numerous benefits within our society. However, the common denominator here is money. It can give a struggling family to opportunity to become financially stable. It can give families the money they need to provide food for their families. Being in a good quality home is directly proportional to how well the child does in school and, in turn, can determine whether or not your child will be as successful. So I believe that every person deserves this same opportunity. Also if a family member is disabled and unable to work on their own they can have be entitled to having more money than an able-bodied working person....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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Problems With Welfare In the USA - The definition of welfare is simply the state of being well cared for. This includes help with people in need of medical, financial, and organized educational needs (“Social Welfare”). Welfare started far before the term welfare was made for what was being done. Welfare can be traced back to the sixteenth- century when the British Poor Laws were created. The British Poor Laws made an establishment between unable to work and able bodies unemployed. In the beginning, welfare was designed mainly for single mothers who need assistance with supporting her family....   [tags: Poverty, British Poor Laws]
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The Detriments of the Welfare System - During the 1960’s when I was growing up, children always came after marriage. If a woman had a baby out-of-wedlock, her family would frequently be disgraced. More often then not she would marry the baby’s father, but somewhere between then and now, things changed. Today, having a baby out-of-wedlock has become very acceptable. As a matter of fact, being unemployed, unmarried, or poor is no longer a concern. That is to say, expectant mothers can depend on government support if they are income eligible....   [tags: U.S. Law]
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Globalization and the Decline of the Welfare State - The idea that globalization and the welfare states can conflict comes from the fact that: while globalization is based on profit maximization, the welfare states main goal is to reduce, if not eliminate inequality, insecurity and poverty through proper redistribution of wealth mechanisms. The welfare state has to enhance “people’s adaptability, so that they, whatever their skills, can turn themselves from losers into winners through their own efforts” (Dennis J. Snower. Et al.137). The point of departure is that these two concepts are related to the allocation of resources and any conflict will have to occur on that level....   [tags: International Free Trade, Global Commerce] 1188 words
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The Various Ideologies of Social Welfare - Social welfare dates back almost 50 years, but through those years the real question is, what is social welfare. The interesting part of social welfare is that one persons definition or belief may be different from another’s belief. The truth is, not one person is right about the definition or ideology of social welfare. Social welfare programs have grown, shrunk, stabilized, and declined over the years, and today many believe that we are in a period of decline. The text “Ideology and Social Welfare” states that there are four different views to social welfare, all having their unique attributes....   [tags: intervation, income inequality]
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The Pros and Cons of Welfare - ... The majority of America was unemployed and needed work to stay alive in the down economy. Along with that act, came a new set of government agencies to regulate that welfare and monitor its recipients for misuse. Those new agencies were tasked with the job of having to control how the new, large amount of Americans that were on welfare and tell them what the can use their money for. Another step in the direction of large public welfare came in 1996, when president Bill Clinton passed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (US Welfare System, 2014)....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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The Solution to the Welfare Debate - ... Two of these programs include entitlement and means-tested programs. Specific certified people are granted assets in a type of social welfare program referred to as entitlement programs (Policymaking Summary 1). Social Security and railroad pensions, Medicaid, Medicare, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), supplemental security Income (SSI), veterans’ benefits, unemployment compensation, Earned Income Tax Credits, and federal civilian and military pensions are all examples of primary entitlement programs that support fifty percent of families living in America (Welfare Politics 16)....   [tags: poverty, community, taxes]
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Welfare System and Poverty in the UK - This essay will consider whether the welfare state has eliminated poverty. It will examine what poverty is and how the definition varies from societies. The essay will look at the aims of the welfare state from conception and how it has changed to present times. The welfare state being analysed is the welfare state in the United Kingdom. It will discuss the nature of the social democratic welfare state and liberal criticisms of the problems this type of state brings. The recent changes to the welfare state will be reviewed and what the consequences of the changes may be....   [tags: Social Issues, Poverty, Analysis] 1492 words
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A Practical Approach to Solving Welfare - A Practical Approach to Solving Welfare All across America people have opted for an “easier” approach to living. This parasitic approach is more commonly referred to as welfare or in other words, receiving something for nothing. One solution to this burden on society is through the introduction of workfare (work + welfare). Many citizens may not understand the reciprocating process of workfare; which may be humiliating for some to work in an environment that ignores abilities; even so, workfare should be required among able-bodied recipients of welfare for two reasons: Workfare protects the taxpayers against deceitful welfare recipients, and society benefits by the process of allowing...   [tags: social reform, argumentative, persuasive]
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Welfare as An Act of Charity - Aquinas’s view of charity indicates that charity cannot be legislated, however the use of Welfare in the modern society would seem to be a legislative action that provides charity to those in need. It would seem then, that charity as legislated through Welfare is improper according to Aquinas’s view on law. I assert, however that legislating charity through the modern Welfare system as it appears in the United States is proper because the purpose of Welfare is not charity as such and it does not fall within the definition of charity as provided by Aquinas, and therefore it does not conflict with Aquinas’s view of charity in relationship to law as outlined in the Treatise on Law....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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The Welfare State and its Persistence - “Many people would prefer to live in a society that is not only affluent but also reasonably egalitarian” (Kenworthy, 2004, p. 1). This could possibly be considered for the title of the least-contested statements in political economics, the notion of equal opportunity for all is one of the key aspects of the American dream. This is the idea behind the welfare state. The general concept of the welfare state is rather simplistic; create more economic equality within the citizens of the state. Of course the effectiveness of this is heavily reliant on the prosperity of the state and its citizens as a whole....   [tags: social issues, poverty]
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Students Receiving Welfare in Canada - Lisa, after having been informed by her welfare worker that she would have to pay back her welfare for the period she was in school, be cut off of welfare, and faced charges of fraud, decided this was unreasonable and questioned the legality of her circumstances. Angrily, she decided to talk to the director of the welfare office. Lisa said, “First of all, international law in accordance to the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights Article 26. 1. States that everyone has a right to education....   [tags: Canadian Case Law] 1028 words
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Policy Process of Welfare Reform - In response to the great depression, President Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act of 1935 as part of his New Deal. The act allowed for the Department of Health and Human Services to introduce the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program. Under the AFDC, welfare benefits were more of an entitlement targeted towards impoverished widows, allowing them to stay at home and raise their children. However as the number of women in the work place increased, the entitlements being handed out were criticized for encouraging a dependency on federal assistance by single mothers....   [tags: U.S. Law]
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Social Welfare and Single Mothers - Social Welfare and Single Mothers Karen Bridget Murray’s article, “Governing ‘Unwed Mothers’ in Toronto at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”, is a valuable reference into the struggles and triumphs of social welfare for unwed mothers. For me the article highlighted how government ideologies influence social welfare, how important the change from religious reformers practices to social work was and finally how appalling it is that the struggles and barriers these women faced are still relevant to single mothers today....   [tags: Article Review] 565 words
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Morality and Social Welfare Programs - The morality of social welfare systems, or the morality of crafting laws to aid American citizens in poverty, is a subject that (like myriad ethical issues) is hotly debated to say the least. For example, some opponents of social welfare institutions maintain the view that such programs "increase the reward or reduce the penalties" of poverty; thereby ostensibly making an impoverished state appealing even to people who might initially have been motivated to earn a living by conventional means. In other words, welfare programs (according to opponents) encourage otherwise productive individuals to embrace laziness, for basic human needs would be met by such institutions, eliminating the need...   [tags: Government]
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changes to two welfare systems - Welfare states provide certain programs that play key roles in the protection and the promotion of the economic and social well-being of its citizens. The idea is that the social programs will create a fair distribution of wealth, equal opportunity for all citizens and the creation of a minimum standard quality of life. Every welfare state has a different idea of how these things are accomplished. Canada and the United States of America are two countries that can be described as welfare states. They both use drastically different ways to achieve similar goals of equality and standard quality of life....   [tags: Health Care, Public Goods]
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Protecting the Welfare of Nonhuman Animals - ‘Hominum causa omne ius constitutum: all law was established for man’s sake’. Endorsed by early Judaeo-Christian beliefs, holding that humans were created in God’s image having ‘dominion over all animals’. This statement remains true today, despite such assertions being undermined by scientific developments proving homo sapiens to simply be biological entities like any other organism. Such discoveries call into scrutiny the determination of rights on the basis of species and have lead to modern philosophers asserting the contention that animals should be included within the spectrum of rights....   [tags: ]
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Welfare and Pogressive Tax Rates - A government’s effectiveness is based upon how well it is able to help its people on all spectrums of society so I believe that the United States should adopt certain aspects of a welfare state similar to the Europeans and also have more progressive tax rates. I believe that universal health care and education are essential parts in a welfare state while some other programs like unemployment benefits are not as important. First I will first explain why the government has a moral responsibility to help the people they govern....   [tags: United States, government, healthcare, education]
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Private Interests and Social Welfare - The human civilisation is composed of innumerable individuals, countless interest groups and social strata, with each of them following the fundamental instinct – striving to maximise their own well-being by obtaining as many benefits as they can and averting as much cost as possible. Unfortunately for humankind, for one to improve one’s life, competing with others is unavoidable. Competitions, by definition, means the winners get something at the expense of others. The good news is that competition among people is not a constant-sum game, that is to say, theoretically, if we can reallocate resources, rights and duties in a certain way, the humankind may benefit maximally....   [tags: Huang, Rousseau, Smith]
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Poverty in Relation to Welfare - For a group of people in every country, poverty is an unfortunate way of life. Without a doubt, those living in poverty would not live this way if there was a way to get out of it. Since most, if not all, of one’s income would go towards housing, food, utilities, insurance, and other necessities, it would leave very little to none at all towards the steps needed to gain better, higher paying employment. Those steps can include improving ones education to increase job prospects. One way state governments have chosen to aid those in poverty is through the implementation of welfare programs....   [tags: employment, income, education level ]
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Government Intervention in Economic Welfare - In pure market economy, price has been set by price mechanism where it coordinates the interaction between demand and supply resulting in a price changes. According to an economist Adam Smith (1776), in his book “The Wealth of Nations”, price mechanism is likened to be an “invisible hand” which will coordinates the decision made by consumers and suppliers while the economic system are working automatically. However, the theory of “invisible hand” is not absolute. The market economies requires institution such as government to implement policies and making decisions to maintain market and avoid market failure like monopoly and negative externalities....   [tags: Economics ]
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Welfare to Work Programs - Societies for years have preached the theory of individual responsibility as the righteous route for it citizens to pursuit. The worth of a society is often based on the monetary network of individuals. Moreover, in the United States this is the norm to focus on individual responsibility. However, every society is faced with the conflict of poverty that requires some type of social welfare policy. Poverty is not a stranger to the United States and therefore it created program such as welfare to assist the poor....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Globalization and Welfare States - Introduction Globalization has penetrated everywhere of the world and continuously reshaped the economic flow as well as social institutions. There is currently a debate on whether or not there is a conflict between globalization and welfare states. The main feature of welfare states is that governments provide a well comprehensive protection in terms of redistribution, full employment, high social and labour standards, and economic growth by adopting a series of social policies (Yeates, 2007, p.640)....   [tags: precarious employment, economic flow] 1417 words
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Reforming American Welfare Programs - ... There’s nothing stopping people who truly don’t need benefits from getting welfare, and there’s nothing motivating them to get off, which needs to change. So as a long-term solution is sought after, the previous reform attempts must be first taken into consideration. Welfare programs in the U.S. have been reformed several times throughout history, the most recent of which came under President Obama (Welfare: An Overview, 2013). As mentioned earlier, he allowed a law created by President Bill Clinton to be waived by the individual state governments (The New Normal: Welfare is Now America’s Most Popular Occupation, Husley)....   [tags: popular occupation, needy families]
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The Modern Welfare State - Introduction Article 25 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, (UNDHR) legitimizes the socio-economic rights of citizens of all nations as stated below: Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well being of himself and his family, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control” (Hartley Dean; 2004)....   [tags: Human Rights] 2875 words
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The U.S. Welfare System - The welfare system first came into action during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Unemployed citizens needed federal assistance to escape the reality of severe poverty. The welfare system supplies families with services such as: food stamps, medicaid, and housing among others. The welfare system has played a vital role in the US, in controlling the amount of poverty to a certain level. Sadly, the system has been abused and taken for granted by citizens across the country. The welfare system was previously controlled by the federal government until 1996; the federal government handed over the responsibility to the states in hope of reducing welfare abuse....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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United States Government Welfare - United States Government Welfare began in the 1930’s during the Great Depression. Franklin D. Roosevelt thought of this system as an aid for low-income families whose men were off to war, or injured while at war. The welfare system proved to be beneficial early on by giving families temporary aid, just enough to help them accommodate their family’s needs. Fast forward almost 90 years, and it has become apparent that this one once helpful system, has become flawed. Welfare itself and the ideologies it stands on, contains decent fundamentals; furthermore, this system of aid needs only to be reformed to better meet the needs of today’s society....   [tags: American History, Government]
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America Needs Welfare Reform - Anyone that gets a pay check form their place of work, pays taxes. Where do these large amounts of money from our pay checks go. How is the money being spent. Well if you weren’t already aware, a portion of the tax's go toward the welfare program. Welfare is defined as financial assistance to impoverished Americans which is supplied through the taxes paid by the working class ( Applying For Welfare). As a more clear understanding welfare is a government system that distributes support in various ways to low income citizens or those that have no source of income....   [tags: Govenment, Economy, Income]
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Welfare Recipients Drug Tested - ... “Numerous states are considering bills that require drug testing for those either applying for or receiving public benefits.” (Walter 1) It is only fair for them to be tested to ensure the assistance is disbursed properly. It could create new jobs for people to oversee the drug testing, and the demand for illegal drugs on the street can be lowered. (Carpenter1) Testing would accomplish goals and may result in more people getting jobs or participating in job-training programs.(Vitter 1) By getting poor people into jobs it will reduce the poverty population....   [tags: drug testing, public assistance]
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The Reluctant Welfare State - The United States is sometimes described as a “reluctant welfare state.” I agree with this statement. Too often there are programs created by our government that, although may be lined with good intentions, end up failing in their main purpose. The government may, and hopefully does, seek to help its citizens. However, by applying unreasonable qualifying or maintenance criteria, or too many restrictions that bar people from even receiving aid at all, they end up with many more problems than solutions....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Animal Welfare and Judaism - Every so often we turn on the news and hear of an animal cruelty case, whether it be animal fighting, hoarding, malnutrition, or over-breeding. Animal cruelty is a serious issue and it was not outlawed until the 1800’s. Judaism, however, has always stressed the importance of proper treatment of animals. Unnecessary cruelty to animals has always been strictly forbidden, and in many cases, animals are supposed to be treated with the same sensitivity as human beings. In fact, the Jewish Code of Law specifically says “It is forbidden, according to the law of the Torah, to inflict pain upon any living creature....   [tags: Religion]
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Welfare Reform - Welfare has been around for than six decades. Since the beginning of its creation people have question whether the programs offered is helping the community. As American taxpayer's, your funds contribute to welfare for others. Due to the large number of members who receives government assistants, it is not that simple to monitor every individual. But, I propose that welfare should be reformed. Society is abusing the access to social welfare and to change the downfall sure to come, the government needs to reform the accessibility and ownership of welfare because it defiles the reason why it was formed, it is creating a dependent nation, and effects taxpayers and people who really need go...   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Welfare Reform - Many have argued and debated about a systematical program called welfare. Some perceive it as dead weight to our nation and they question whether the programs offered are helping the community. As taxpayer's, the American populous funds contribute to welfare for others. Due to the large number of people who receive government assistance, it is not that simple to monitor every individual. However, I propose that welfare should be reformed. Society is abusing the access to social welfare and to prevent the downfall sure to come, the government needs to reform the accessibility and ownership of welfare because it betrays its creation; it is creating a dependent nation, and affects taxpayers and...   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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General Welfare - Final Thoughts When I first started to write about general welfare, I at first thought it might be a two, three maybe four part article, but it eventually morphed into TEN and now eleven parts, and I still did not cover all that I wanted to. I was however was able to cover the various arguments and circumstances surrounding the term “general welfare” in many respects. Throughout the discussion we have covered some of its first origins and uses, how it came to be part of the Constitution, and the debates about it after the Convention finished, and leading up to when the Supreme Court started to hear arguments over it [which is another entire discussion in itself]....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Animal Welfare - Animal welfare is a fairly recent, yet troubling argument in society. This subject is a strong argument on a variety of opinions. Animal welfare has become a major issue and has grown internationally. The human concern and the safety and rights of animals is the meaning of the concept of animal welfare. Through decades of animal welfare, people fight to prevent the action of animal cruelty and bring help towards animal rights. Towards animal welfare comes the aspect of animal cruelty. Animal cruelty is a fairly recent subject that has affected society....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Welfare Reform - Welfare is the “organized efforts on the part of the public or private organizations to benefit the poor, or simply public assistance (Mount).” In today’s society, there are many programs available for people in need, but there are an abundance of people who are participating in these programs who view them as necessities instead of privileges and abuse them. Government assistance programs are not a new idea. In the past, government programs have been used to help alleviate the financial and economical strain on citizens; however, if federal and state governments were to enforce new or revised regulations to these programs it could help to combat the growing problems plaguing the programs th...   [tags: Social Programs]
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Welfare and Families in the US: Changes and Reform - ... By the late 70’s, a majority of women worked. Women who stayed at home during this time were not looked down upon, they were taking care of their families, just like the working women were. Nowadays, a woman who stays home to take care of her kids is looked at as lazy. Mills calls this the Sociological Imagination. (Lecture, Spring 2014). Mills wrote about how society can shape and take a different perspective on an issue. The welfare system from 1935 until 1996 consisted of cash payments to the poor....   [tags: government, charaties, well-being]
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Description of the United States Welfare System - ... The amount of money that a person can gather is based upon certain factors, but one of the main factors is a person’s marital status. A woman can receive a substantially larger amount of money if she remains single while caring for a child. In Washington, D.C. and ten other states, a single mother with two kids can collect an average of $35,000, which is tax-free money (“Why Get Off”). Seven percent of all newborns were born without having a male parent in the 1930’s. Since then, with more benefits for single families and the potential to bring in that much money, that number has escalated to over 40 percent (“Unsustainable Growth”)....   [tags: aid system, great depression, franklin roosevelt]
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France's Welfare System - The welfare system in France is founded on the principle of solidarity. Solidarity is sense of the responsibility of the individuals in the society to help each other out. This is all for the common good (Spicker). In order to promote solidarity, France has a welfare system that includes universal entitlements, social insurance, means-tested public assistance, and tax expenditures programs. One aspect of the French welfare system is universal entitlements. One universal entitlement under the French welfare system is health insurance....   [tags: International Government ]
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America's Semi-Welfare State - The prospect of the welfare state in America appears to be bleak and almost useless for many citizens who live below the poverty line. Katz’s description of the welfare state as a system that is “partly public, partly private, partly mixed; incomplete and still not universal; defeating its own objectives” whereas has demonstrates how it has become this way by outlining the history of the welfare state which is shown that it has been produced in layers. The recent outcomes that Katz writes about is the Clinton reform in 1996 where benefits are limited to a period of two years and no one is allowed to collect for more than five years in their lifetime unless they are exempted....   [tags: Poverty ]
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Should Welfare Recipients Be Drug Tested? - ... 1539) Currently, politicians from twenty-four states have proposed legislation to institute drug testing as a condition for welfare determination, but only nine have formally approved it. Those states are: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Utah (Finzel, 2014). Supporters of this and similar legislation have proposed that applicants for welfare pay for the drug testing themselves. If test results are negative for drug use, the welfare applicant is fully reimbursed....   [tags: drug addicts, discrimination]
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