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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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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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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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Welfare Reform - ... This would greatly improve the twenty one percent who had used illegal drugs while on government assistance programs (Jayakody). Another change that should be looked at it the 1996 Gramm Amendment which states that recipients of food stamps and TANF who have felony convictions for illegal drug possession, use, or distribution will be banned (Jayakody); however this Amendment does not take into consideration the felon’s children. The children are not taken out of the homes for these crimes therefor the parents being banned only hurts the children who in fact are the reason for such programs in the first place....   [tags: Welfare]
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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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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, homelessness, food insecurity, and hunger.” She also argues that women of color “are especially vulnerable to the negative impact of welfare reform” (38)....   [tags: Welfare]
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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 people to become self-reliant....   [tags: Welfare]
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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 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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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 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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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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Welfare - Welfare, it is on just about everyones' mind, whether it is Medicare or the A.F.D.C. Some believe there is too much and others think there is too little. As the years go by, the need for welfare reform increases. President Clinton had pledged in his 1992 campaign to "end welfare as we know it". Only time will tell by what extremes welfare will change. As technology continues to increase and jobs continue to go overseas, the United States must decide what direction the welfare system should take....   [tags: essays research papers] 1446 words
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Welfare - Welfare1 The United States or The United Welfare States - A Cost Benefit Analysis The role of welfare within our society has always been controversial. This problem emphasizes the need to understand the roles of variable factors when pertaining to the subject of welfare within our society. The proposed analysis will address the phenomenon of welfare assistance and several factors which may contribute to the increase or decrease of welfare assistance to the poor in 4 ways: (1) by defining major concepts and any other concepts about which there is likely to be misunderstanding, (2) by further examining the past history pertaining to the subject of welfare assistance within the United States, (3) by developing the formulation of a hypothesis which will provide for an explanation of welfare, and finally (4) determining whether or not the benefits of welfare assistance outweigh the cost....   [tags: essays papers]
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Welfare - Welfare “Welfare, it is on just about everyone’s' mind, whether it is Medicare or the Aid to Families with Dependent Children, which is also called the AFDC. Some believe there is too much and others think there is too little. As the years go by, the need for welfare reform increases.”(Sara) Welfare is constantly being taken advantage of, and it needs to be reformed to solve this problem. Welfare in its current state is a tremendous drain on our economy. With reform, we can keep our economy on the rise for longer amounts of time....   [tags: Papers] 1286 words
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Welfare - Welfare Welfare. Whether you collect it, or you pay for it (and for EVERY working American does one of the two), most citizens of our country are familiar with it. Yet as every second of the day passes, more and more of my money and yours is being allotted to this growing epidemic called welfare. The Personal Responsibility Act, signed by the President, was a monumental change in welfare as we know, or used to know it. The welfare system is still in need or more strict and stringent policy reform, yet the Personal Responsibility Act was a prodigious step in the right direction....   [tags: essays research papers] 2972 words
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welfare - Images of Welfare “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands: one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” These words are uttered in elementary schools, high schools, and various events and meetings throughout the nation everyday. We usually do not associate the image of welfare with the American flag or think about it as we recite the allegiance. We, however, associate it with images of prosperity and freedom....   [tags: essays research papers] 413 words
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Welfare - Welfare In the recent February article of the Los Angeles Times, Clinton has announced to go on with a plan to help people of welfare. Clinton challenged corporate bosses five months ago to take people in from welfare and trained them. One of the main contributors of the project is a chief executive officer of the Monsanto Ca., the nation's fourth largest chemical maker. Clinton singled out the Monsanto company and other companies for helping out welfare workers. Monsanto has hired five recipient and found almost twenty more jobs for others....   [tags: essays research papers] 636 words
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Welfare - Welfare Welfare is a government program that provides money, medical care, food, housing, and other things that people need in order to survive. People who can receive help from these welfare programs are children, elders, disabled, and others who cannot support their families on their current income. Another name for welfare is public assistance. There are many organizations that supply this public assistance. Such as Salvation Army and other groups. Public assistance benefits help many people who live below the poverty line, an income level is established for families....   [tags: essays papers] 853 words
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Welfare - To what extent do you believe the government should be involved in welfare today. Under the old welfare system, founded during the Great Depression, the federal government provided fairly uniform benefits to the nation’s poor – mostly mothers and children – with out regard to the details of their personal circumstances, and with no time limit. But as the times changed, changes that should have been made years ago, didn’t become effective until the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act in August of 1996....   [tags: essays research papers] 846 words
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Welfare - How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work Many struggle to live without government aid and other public assistance, but now we are living in a system where people went from welfare to work and back to welfare with a slowing economy those who got off of welfare went on make 9 to 12 hour for the first time in there lives and now what is happening once again is the is that people are back to a lower paying jobs or no job having to make a decisions about the ends justifying the means the authors talk a lot about what a mother would have to go through in order to make ends meet, but what they did not speak of is the single moms who are making it on low end paying jobs....   [tags: essays research papers] 789 words
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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 Problem of Poverty: Welfare in America - The Problem of Poverty: Welfare in America For centuries, nations, cities, and individual families have dealt with the problem of poverty; how to remedy current situations and how to prevent future ones. For most of history, there have been no government controlled poverty assistance programs. The poor simply relied on the goodness of their families or, if they did not have a family, on the generosity of the public at large. In the United States, this situation changed in 1935 with the passage of the Social Security Act....   [tags: Poverty Poor Welfare Essays Papers]
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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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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 the year while they got back on their feet....   [tags: Welfare State Reform Argumentative] 821 words
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The Ethical Dilemma of Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients - ... In August of 2011, however, the Tampa Tribune reported that out of all of the welfare recipients who submitted to drug testing in accordance to the new law, only 2% failed. Ninety-six percent had negative results and another 2% did not provide samples. Based on the number of applicants and members who submit to drug testing, the program would only save the state around $50,000 a year on a program that costs almost $180 million dollars to maintain (Whittenberg 2011). The whole concept of drug testing welfare recipients raises a huge ethical red flag, namely when it comes to the constitutional rights of American citizens, The fourth amendment states, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Making people submit to drug testing without probable cause so they can continue to receive the government assistance that this country has afforded them seems glaringly unconstitutional....   [tags: Welfare Reform]
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Mandatory Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients - ... In fact, the meticulous works of insurance companies are responsible. Today, physician offices place a patient’s photograph in the chart. Verifying the patient’s identity helps certify insurance claims are filed on behalf of the actual member. As a result, the state’s Medicaid program benefited from this much-needed change. The more widely recognized form of welfare abuse, practiced for decades, occurs when people sell food stamps for cash. In the eighties food stamps were in the form of coupons and assigned a monetary value....   [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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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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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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Welfare Reform Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Legislation - 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: Papers TANF Welfare Program Government Essays]
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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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Welfare Reform - Welfare Reform Works Cited Not Included A popular social issue, the United States welfare system, has created two opposing viewpoints, each including both positive and negative aspects and opinions from many people. This public assistance program and many similar ones are believed by some to be very beneficial to needy recipients of our country. On the other hand, others such as myself, believe that public assistance programs can be a burden on our society. Moving from welfare to work is not an easy task....   [tags: Papers Argumentative Government Safety Net] 1726 words
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Welfare Reform - ... After, the Great Depression hit, many families struggled to survive during the depression. These families suffered most importantly financially, so formation of welfare programs was created to solve those problems temporarily. # Some have viewed the program as being a success but others see it as the creation of a dependent nation. After Roosevelt and the Social Security Act were enacted in 1935, welfare has changed from being a temporary relief to almost being an abused substance. Citizen of all financial levels from the poor, middle class and even what some considered first class citizen commit welfare fraud.# Committing a federal fraud can send one to jail for an extensive time....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Welfare Reform - ... Billions of dollars are collected for welfare yearly. The profits are involuntarily taken from taxpayers and redistributed to those demonstrating economic need. The problem lies in that from this system is anyone can reap profit from the money collected from taxpayer’s, even the very same taxpayers can fool the system. For instance, as I was researching information on welfare fraud, I came across the department of social service website. On this web page, it contained a list of fraudulent crimes by 13 people and among then was a women named Feleni F....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Welfare in America - Welfare: America’s Safety Net 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 insurance 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: Government Programs]
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Welfare Reform - Welfare Reform Look at our nation. We have industrial technology, an education system, advanced health care, a banking system, plenty of food available and so much more that is easily accessible. If all this is available to everyone, why are there people that don't have places to sleep and things to eat. The fact that the United States is a rich country is the key reason why people, that are willing, will never starve or go without having shelter. The biggest objection that people have with helping others is that much of the needy does not try to better themselves and that they take a free ride through life....   [tags: Papers] 1382 words
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General Welfare - ... General welfare was never intended to grant Congress to make laws as it felt for the general welfare, at most it granted the power to tax for the general welfare. As James Madison reports that during the Convention the use of the term was a direct copy of that use from the Articles of Confederation, as stated in his letter to Edmund Pendleton. James Madison should certainly know if this was the case or not, since during the Convention James Madison with out question kept the most detailed notes, other Delegates made it a habit to provide Madison with written copies of speeches or plans to have placed in his record, and most importantly was a member of the Committee of Detail that drew up the final drafts of the Constitution in which general welfare was inserted in this clause....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Animal Welfare - ... The involvement that is internationally is increasing the concern on animal rights and how it is affecting the whole world. Different types of cultures are a major aspect on animal welfare. An argument has been created by what cultures have to follow on animal regulations. Many cultures use animals to slaughter as a ritual and sacrifice in their society. Kevin Behrens argues that, “humans have a moral obligation not to cause animals to suffer without a good reason,” (Behrens 275). Many people and activists argue that no matter that it might be a ritual it should not be done because of the pain for the animals....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Welfare Reform - Welfare and welfare reform has been a hot topic amongst politicians and their constituents for years. Feeling the pressure brought on by people crying out for welfare reform President Clinton brought about some changes in our welfare system. Prior to President Clinton’s sweeping reforms this is not the first time that the whole idea of welfare has come under fire; former California governor Wilson, was a strong opponent of welfare. It was he, along with many other people, which really were the ones to spark the welfare reform that President Clinton enacted....   [tags: essays research papers] 1464 words
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Welfare Reform - The people that are on Welfare should be the only ones that need it. With this new proposal President Busch is cutting down those that are just sitting around soaking up the wealth. With the 70% more working after five years, the economy will go up, their respect will go up, and the those people with taxes will feel a little better knowing that their money is going to people who need it. The Welfare Reform is an excellent idea. President Busch is putting a hold on the TANF funds. He is holding this money because the numbers on welfare have gone down by 56%, and at this time we don't need it....   [tags: Sociology] 656 words
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Welfare to Work - Welfare to Work In 1996 Bill Clinton passed an Act (Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA)) that moved welfare recipients off of aid and on to becoming working productive citizens. Under the Act, welfare recipients would have two years to find a job and get off of aid. Several programs were designed in order to help encourage and eventually get the recipients on their way to being successful citizens. Our tax dollars fund these programs. The program, more commonly known as the Welfare-to-Work program was broken up into different stages in order to best help the recipients....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Aid Money Essays] 1215 words
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Welfare Reform - Welfare Reform In 1996, President Clinton signed a bill ending welfare as we know it; however, its true demise remains yet to be seen according to James Payne. In his new book, Overcoming Welfare: Expecting More From the Poor--and From Ourselves, Payne explains the problems with government operated welfare programs. The bill signed by President Clinton is not the first attempt at welfare reform. Payne argues that after more than a century of welfare reform efforts, we continue to develop and implement the same type of public assistance--hand-outs....   [tags: Papers] 692 words
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welfare reform - divorced, deserted, and minority mothers and their children. Few private and government retirement pensions existed in the United States before the Great Depression. The prevailing view was that individuals should save for their old age or be supported by their children. About 30 states provided some welfare aid to poor elderly persons without any source of income. Local officials generally decided who deserved old-age assistance in their community. The emphasis during the first two years of President Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal" was to provide work relief for the millions of unemployed Americans....   [tags: essays research papers] 1520 words
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Women and Welfare - The Struggle of Women on Welfare Women in today’s society face many adversities. In this essay I will discuss fact versus stereotypical perceptions about the various social and economic problems women must face everyday. I grew up on the Upper East Side in Manhattan mostly comprised of wealthy, socialite families. I attended The Convent of Sacred Heart, also one of the top, private, all girl schools in Manhattan. The majority of the students come from very privileged families and are, more often than not, very spoiled and naïve to the world around them....   [tags: essays research papers] 1341 words
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Welfare Reform - Welfare Reform Under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) replaced AFDC, ending some Federal responsibility to welfare assistance. States operate their own programs; determine eligibility services to be provided to needy families, within Federal guidelines. The Federal government cannot regulate the conduct of states except to a few requirements, and states have a wide latitude in administering the program to "provide assistance to needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes; to reduce dependency by promoting job preparation, work and marriage; to prevent out-of-wedlock pregnancies; and to encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families" (Danziger, 2000)....   [tags: Papers] 579 words
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WELFARE REFORM - ... Her current salary is nine dollars an hour. This is not a wage high enough for her to support herself; let alone two children. Sometimes I would overhear some of her phone conversations, revealing that she struggles on a daily basis to make ends meet. I fought tooth and nail with our Director of Operations for him to allow me to give her a pay increase. Her employment record was exemplary. She had earned the raise I had offered her because of her ability and her job performance. To my absolute amazement, she declined my offer to raise her salary....   [tags: Poverty ]
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Welfare Reform - ... Nonetheless, the amount the government pays out is almost insufficient at only 294 dollars for households and only 133 dollars per individual (James). CNN reporter Sean Callebs took a challenge to see if he could live on the 176 dollars the government allotted to him in the SNAP program (James). At the end of the month he stated, “I can tell you my pants are much looser.” The money was just enough for the necessities without snacks and most name brand items (James). It has been suggested that the welfare programs be alleviated and replaced by merely having the unfortunate poor people “rely on voluntary organizations- which have always played a central role in American social life (Levine et al....   [tags: Social Programs]
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Social Welfare - The Declaration of Independence was created in 1776 with three basic principles in mind. The pursuits of life, liberty, and happiness were the paramount issues focused on by the framers. The 18th Century was a different time. Back then, every man worked on his own farm. He was expected to provide for himself and his family. It was unheard of for anyone to receive assistance from the government. As the country progressed and evolved, the rich got richer and the poor poorer. The Gilded Age of the late 19th Century truly showed the disparity in wealth in America with billionaire business barons employing penniless workers in deplorable conditions....   [tags: essays research papers] 1953 words
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Welfare Reform - Welfare Reforms effect on Women and Children The major problem facing poor Women and Children after the adoption of Welfare Reform is, the lack of adequate healthcare for these families. The Women and Children facing this problem are mainly from out-of-wedlock families. It is believed that by removing such benefits it will end such problems like crime, young black men not feeling sense of accomplishment by not working and the bond of community relationships deteriorating. In trying to address this problem I have come up with two different alternative policies to try to tackle the newest welfare reform policy and adjust it in a way that will benefit families especially Women and Children as well as the tax payers of America....   [tags: Political Science] 1014 words
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Welfare Should Be Temporary. - Public assistance is a broad term for the many programs that are meant to help lift people out of poverty and hard times, yet some people abuse these programs and find ways to stay on public assistance for the long run. The solution to all the problems they cause is not hard to find. Welfare should be temporary. One of America's biggest misconceptions about public assistance is that of people on welfare. Rita Jensen, an investigative journalist in New York city and a former welfare recipient states that, "[W]hen one says 'Welfare mother' the listener hears 'black welfare mother.' This is a skewed perception that leads to an ongoing underlying racial motive against the welfare program....   [tags: Current Events] 670 words
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Welfare to Work Advertisement - Welfare to work This advertisement claims that most people on welfare truly do not wish to be living this way. The advertisement claims that the new welfare reform laws have helped to get many people off of welfare and into jobs. With the help of companies who will employ these job-seekers, the advertisement states that million of others can do the same. People who receive welfare according to this advertisement, are not looking for a handout, but are actively seeking jobs, so they can become more self-sufficient....   [tags: Advertising Marketing] 499 words
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Welfare Reform is on the Right Track - Welfare Reform is on the Right Track Over the last five years, thousands of people have worked their way off of welfare and have become independent. This is a great accomplishment which owes much of the credit to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Act of 1996. By passing the TANF Act, a restriction was put on the amount of time a person could be on welfare. Under the TANF Act a person can no longer receive welfare once their five-year limit is reached. Although this does seem rash, it has started a movement among the poverty stricken to go out and get jobs and work their way out of poverty....   [tags: Government Political Politics Essays] 991 words
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Welfare: A Hammock to a Trampoline - ... It has been noted that with welfare recipients feeling so comfortable on welfare, the welfare state is smothering the creative spirit (Strossel). According to the Tax Foundation, sixty percent of the populations in the United States pay less in taxes then they receive in government benefits (Strossel). If the current welfare system is not changed we will continue to create a culture of takers, not makers. By not stressing the importance of welfare recipients returning to self-sufficiency we are paving a path not to a greater society, but instead to a society where the population is naïve, poverty is prominent, unemployment is customary, and the will of bettering oneself is obsolete (Strossel)....   [tags: Social Programs]
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Stereotypes, 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 time when my mother had to use food stamps to make ends meat....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Welfare to Work Programs - ... The funds would be administered by the states to welfare recipients however, with far more restriction than on the federal level. II. Alternative program characteristics As mention before the states placed more restriction on the recipients. Moreover, the states were allowed to design their own program. Some states felt that education was a better use of fund while other concentrated on job training. The federal government set the basic policy for the organization (welfare to work) program however, states incorporated their own structure....   [tags: Social Work ]
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The Pros of Welfare Reform - The Pros of Welfare Reform In the summer of 1996, Congress finally passed and the President signed the "Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996", transforming the nation's welfare system. The passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act sets the stage for ongoing reconstruction of welfare systems on a state-by-state basis. The combined programs will increase from nearly $100 billion this year to $130 billion per year in 6 years. Programs included are for food stamps, SSI, child nutrition, foster care, the bloss grant program for child- care, and the new block grant to take the place of AFDC....   [tags: Papers] 364 words
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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 - ... If applicant meet certain qualifications and agree to follow the guidelines aid is granted. The following example will explain the types of assistance welfare can offer. Citizen’s struggling to pay rent/or house payments can receive financial assistance to keep a roof over their heads, therefore avoiding foreclosure and ultimately becoming homeless. For citizens that do not receive enough income to feed their family, are eligible for food stamps. Today, food stamps are no longer paper but a sort of debit card that give them access to their account....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Welfare For Children of Illegal Immigrants - Welfare For Children of Illegal Immigrants The United States is in the midst of a major debate over immigrants and their place in our economic and political life. As during other times in our history, immigrants, are being blamed for causing or contributing to the social, economic and political ills of our society. Politicians from both major parties, at both the national and state levels, are promoting a range of punitive legislative proposals that single out immigrants for adverse treatment by the government....   [tags: Politics Political Immigrants Essays]
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Federal Welfare Reform - Federal Welfare Reform: A Critical Perspective Abstract: This project will examine “welfare reform,” which was signified by the signing of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act (PRWOA) in 1996. PRWOA replaced the original welfare act of 1935, titled Aid to Dependent Children (later changed to Aid to Families with Dependent Children), with the program Temporary Assistance to needy Families (TANF). Under PRWOA, TANF was instated as a system of block grants allocated to states to implement their own forms of assistance and replaced programs like the cash-assistance program, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training....   [tags: Poverty]
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A Better Welfare System - A Better Welfare System I do believe people should have to work or get an education while receiving benefits. Nobody should get to get a 'free ride' through life. Nobody pays my way through life, I have to work for what I get. That quote is the word of a twenty-two year-old female who holds down a full-time job, pays rent, and taxes. Some, like her, may feel contempt toward welfare recipients who do not work for their benefits. The welfare system is a program for citizens who need assistance. but it should be considered a privilege, not a free ride....   [tags: Work Job Employment Essays] 2497 words
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The Welfare State in the United Kingdom - The Welfare State in the United Kingdom The United Kingdom is a Welfare State. In a Welfare State, the system of government enables the state to protect and promote the economic and social well-being of all its citizens. The basic objectives of a Welfare State is to foment the principles of equality of opportunity, non-discriminatory access to the wealth of the state and the state responsibility towards those members of the society who are unable to care for themselves or attain a minimum standard of living....   [tags: Papers] 1563 words
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The Success of the Welfare State - The Success of the Welfare State The term “welfare state” refers to the provisions made by a state intended to protect its citizens from social problems – principally ill health, unemployment, poor housing and lack of access to education. This essay will study the British experience of the welfare state and its initial aims and consider whether its modern form has succeeded in fulfilling them. Welfare provision is characterised, in Fulcher and Scott’s view (1999/2003), by a varying amount of compromise between two polarised viewpoints: the market model, where citizens purchase healthcare, education and the like privately, against the welfare-state model, where the state fulfils welfare needs....   [tags: Papers] 1301 words
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Argument for Welfare in the United States - Missing Works Cited Can a single mother of three working full time for minimum wage afford to pay ' by herself ' for food, clothing, transportation, childcare, occupational training and medical care. Without government aid, the obvious answer is no. Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF), as described by Robert Kuttner, is a government aid program designed 'to help all of the working poor rise out of poverty.' It includes tuition reimbursements, wage supplements, and above all, childcare. (Kuttner)....   [tags: essays research papers] 838 words
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Welfare as An Act of Charity - ... It cannot be a legislative action required by the divine or human law because it would not achieve its purpose. According to his second view of charity, Aquinas agrees that there is no specific requirement of charity as laid forth by the divine law. I assert that there is no foundation to show that charity can be legislated by any governmental authority because to do so requires a removal of the good will, which is the benefit to a charitable action as set out by St. Thomas Aquinas. This removal of the good will motivation behind the charitable act makes the good of the action significantly less....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Elimination of Poverty in the Welfare State - Elimination of Poverty in the Welfare State The welfare State is a system in which the state takes responsibility for the health and welfare of its citizens/subjects. The state uses benefits, free healthcare, free education and provide adequate living conditions to ensure that people’s health and well being is looked after. One of the aims of the welfare state is to eliminate poverty, poverty can come in many different forms some worse then others. Absolute poverty is when someone’s income doesn’t cover the minimum provisions needed to maintain health; these people are below the poverty line....   [tags: Papers] 841 words
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France's Welfare System - ... A different example of means-tested public assistance is financial assistance for low income single parents. However, this assistance ends once the child becomes three years old (Evans 1997). Means-test public assistance is one way the French promote the principle of solidarity. Social insurance is also a different facet of the welfare system in France. One example of social insurance is unemployment insurance. If one loses their job, the person receives 35% of the income that he or she received while employed....   [tags: International Government ]
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Welfare and Social Responsibility - Welfare and Social Responsibility   Welfare. Read that word to yourself and ask what popular images surround it. The first thing is probably women and children. This one is correct, because 97% of AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children, the federal "welfare" program) is made up of women and children. Young women. Not really-the average age of a mother receiving welfare is 29, and only 7.6% are under the age of 20. Is she black. Maybe, because the composition of the welfare roles is about the same percentage black and white....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 2932 words
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The Pros and Cons of Welfare Reform - The Pros and Cons of Welfare Reform There have been numerous debates within the last decade over what needs to be done about welfare and what is the best welfare reform plan. In the mid-1990s the TANF, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Act was proposed under the Clinton administration. This plan was not received well since it had put a five year lifetime limit on receiving welfare and did not supply the necessary accommodations to help people in poverty follow this guideline. Under the impression that people could easily have found a job and worked their way out of poverty in five years, the plan was passed in 1996 and people in poverty were immediately forced to start looking for jobs....   [tags: Poverty Government Argumentative Papers]
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Welfare System and Poverty in the UK - ... The needs are; food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health care, shelter, education, information, and access to services (Gordon, 2005). This definition can be used throughout the world to define absolute poverty because basic needs are the same for all humans. A fixed income is often used to define absolute poverty throughout the world; living on less than $1-2 per day (Palmer, G, 2010). The difficulty with this figure is that in richer countries it will still be impossible to obtain the basic needs on that amount of money whereas in poorer countries it may be possible to live on such a low sum, albeit with great difficulty....   [tags: Social Issues, Poverty, Analysis] 1492 words
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Policy Process of Welfare Reform - ... Domenici and Mr. Bingaman introduced the bill which was read twice, considered, then read again and passed. On April 29th of 1997, to amend the bill, congress modified its provisions restricting welfare and public benefits for aliens (thomas.loc.gov). On February 11th, 1997, Mr. Levin brought forward the will and it was referred to the committee on Ways and Means as well as the Committee on Commerce. The provisions provided for an exception to limited eligibility for SSI and food stamps for totally and permanently disabled permanent alien residents (thomas.loc.gov) In April of the same year, Mr....   [tags: U.S. Law]
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The Success of the Welfare State - The Success of the Welfare State The Welfare State is a system set up in Britain that takes care of its citizens "from the cradle to the grave." From the day they are born in the hospital to the day they are buried and given a funeral service. This includes responsibilities such as health, education, provision of services and benefits, which ensure that people are looked after and taken care of. In Britain, the Welfare State was set up as a safety net to protect the most vulnerable members of society (widows, pensioners, children etc) and to guarantee them a satisfactory level of income, health care, education and housing....   [tags: Papers] 868 words
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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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The British Welfare State - The idea behind the welfare state was to relieve poverty, reduce inequality, and achieve greater social integration and solidarity, and in Britain these aims were sorely wanted after world war two . This desire for the welfare state was rooted in many causes. To fully understand these cause we have to start out not at the 1941 beginnings of the large scale welfare state but to 1598. One of the main motivating factors behind this desire towards a welfare state was the universal hatred of the so called "Poor laws." These were a series of laws governing aid (feeding, education, and health) to the poorest of society....   [tags: European History] 2204 words
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The Modern Welfare State of the 1906-1914 - The Modern Welfare State of the 1906-1914 Before 1906, the British governments had little involvement in the everyday lives of the people: Gladstone in particular advocated the policies of ‘self help’ and Lassiez-faire’- the government should have minimal interference in the lives of citizens. However, from 1906 onwards, the British public began to benefit from a number of reforms such as pensions and childcare which they had never received before. Whether this could be described as the beginnings of the welfare state depends on the perspective: certainly government involvement increased but these reforms didn’t affect every citizen in all areas of life, suggesting that the changes weren’t as dramatic as they appeared....   [tags: Papers] 1041 words
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America's Semi-Welfare State - ... In this case, the ideas of rights and privileges have a prominent role in the influence of creating social programs. The difference between entitlement and earnings is huge in regards to how certain social benefits were structured. One of the main fears that state officials stress within their political jargon is that relief is not a right; any form of benefits such as Social Insurance is considered a privilege because that individual had put in the time and effort to earn that benefit. For example, Katz notes the distinctive attitudes towards the recipients of social insurance programs versus public assistance reflect these ideas....   [tags: Poverty ]
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Morality and Social Welfare Programs - ... WIC was initially supposed to be a two-year test program, and was charged with making sure that pregnant (and up to six weeks postpartum) women, children between the ages of one and four years, and infants received adequate amounts of foods absolutely necessary for human survival and well-being (dairy products, foods high in protein, bread, formula, etc.). If Congress was not operating largely under the belief that society had some sort of obligation to aid the poor, then one might speculate as to why such an a program would have been created at all....   [tags: Government]
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