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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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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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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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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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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]
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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Welfare - ... Also, when the poor get on welfare, they do not have to have any proof that they are looking for a job or anywhere close to start. This leads to welfare dependency which is when a family depends on money from the government for the supplement of an income for a prolonged period of time. Our country was built on strong people working their way to where we are today, not people relying on others’ tax dollars to provide for their laziness. The US Census Bureau made a chart consisting of the old age dependency ratio, which was the number of people who were at the age of 65 or above relative to the ages 15-64, from 2005 and 2050....   [tags: Poverty, British Poor Laws]
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Welfare - ... If the citizens that use welfare are not abusing the system then there should be no reason to debate weather or not the testing should be imposed. With a direct connection to drug users is the fraud on welfare. Fraud increasingly grows with the current welfare system which means in a sense, that tax payers are buying more drugs other than the cough medicine on their shopping lists. Simply tracking ebt cards for unusual purchases could save tax payers a lot of money and decrease those that abuse this form of support....   [tags: Govenment, Economy, Income]
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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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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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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, 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 - 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 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 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 government assistance....   [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 people who truly need government assistance....   [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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animal welfare - ... However a circus performer argues saying ‘The people, the normal folk, they don’t see anything wrong. Only the animal activists,’ (Nijland, et al., 2013). With 92 percent of the public supporting the 2015 ban this could be questioned. As part of the House of Commons wild animals in circuses fourth report session (2013) the Government also argues that the use of wild animals in circuses is ‘traditional but outdated’ and that the ‘wild nature and innate value’ of the animals is not considered....   [tags: traveling circuses, wild animals]
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Welfare Benefits - ... In other words, the Alaskan TANF provides various welfare benefits to eligible individuals and families. First, families who have a job-ready worker receive short-term monetary assistance through a diversion program (Alaska Office of the Governor and Department of Health &Social Services, 2011). These diversion payments are usually aimed at helping families meet their needs as they await their job-ready members to get or retain jobs. Second, the TANF in Alaska has enabled families to receive child care services through the Parents Achieving Self-Sufficiency (PASS) program (Alaska Office of the Governor and Department of Health &Social Services, 2011)....   [tags: social issues, food, healthcare]
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Welfare Reform - Welfare is defined as 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. An abundance of people who are participating in these programs view these privileges as necessities verses privileges and abuse them. New government regulations should be put into effect to help alleviate the current welfare dilemma. Government assistance programs are not a new idea, they were formed in the 1930s by President Franklin D....   [tags: social reform, social issues]
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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 that are the framework of the welfare system....   [tags: Social Programs]
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Wellfare Reform - Missing Works Cited      In the past twenty years, welfare fraud and abuse has become an overwhelming problem. Large numbers of people are living off the government alone, with no attempt of finding work. Our welfare system is out of date and needs to be slimmed down. Congress needs to eliminate the mindset of Americans that welfare can be used as a free ride through life. No matter how liberal or conservative, all politicians agree that welfare costs could be greatly reduced if abuse and fraud were eliminated....   [tags: Welfare Abuse Fraud essays research papers] 1602 words
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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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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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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: 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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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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Welfare Reform in the United States - ... A six- month extension is provided to those if they have made an effort to find employment. The State also requires individuals to participate in job readiness and job placement programs up to 12-months prior to being employed. Under this provision the recipients are required to participate in these programs for a specified number of hours per week. There are certain people who are exempt from participating in the work requirements. These individuals include minors under 18years old, those who must care for an incapacitated or an elderly individuals, pregnant or postpartum women and those deemed to be unemployable....   [tags: Politics, Policies]
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Globalization and Welfare States - ... This has caused the fundamental change in domestic society and social policies in welfare states. Welfare states are almost belong to the camp of developed countries, obtain competitiveness advantages in the world and maintain high living standards with their strong financial capital and advanced technology. To keep their economic advantages, social policies in welfare states have given the priorities to develop the level of knowledge, information and technology. Low-skill workers thus face the high risk of unemployment, inferior living conditions and welfare states could not offer enough jobs to them anymore with transferring low-added value products to overseas....   [tags: precarious employment, economic flow] 1417 words
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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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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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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: 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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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 Welfare State and its Persistence - ... The large numbers of people contributing to the system was what allowed the rapid expansion of the welfare state. This leads to the inevitable problem of programs that grew too fast and now have too few contributors and too many people relying on it. It can be argued that not only is the welfare state facing impending and current difficulties, but also that it is currently ineffective. As was stated earlier, the general concept of the welfare state is to promote economic equality between citizens....   [tags: social issues, poverty]
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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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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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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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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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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 to work at all....   [tags: Government]
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Welfare and Pogressive Tax Rates - ... A government has a moral obligation like is does to protect against murder, to provide of benefits. While murder and healthcare are on to different extremes, a government’s effectiveness is based upon how well is it able to provide for all extremes. And why limit the government in doing the best it can to provide for its people. Moral values are much more important than property rights and should be reinforced by the government. As I mentioned above, the government should provide healthcare....   [tags: United States, government, healthcare, education]
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Child Welfare Worker - The job of a child welfare worker appears to be a demanding profession that promotes the child’s safety, but also strengthens the family organization around them in order to successfully raise the children. This child welfare workers work in the system known as the Child Protective Services whose initiative is to protect the overall welfare of the child. The short novel From the Eye of the Storm: the Experiences of a Child Welfare Worker by Cynthia Crosson-Tower demonstrates the skills necessary to deal with the practice of social work along with both its challenges and its happy moments....   [tags: Career Research ]
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Private Interests and Social Welfare - ... 41). They need to decide what is good for the state and are responsible for reallocating resources for the people. (para. 43) The legislators should work independently, not only serving certain interest groups in society, for the sake of justice. This principle is to forbid concurrent command over both the law and man. (Book II, Chapter VII, para. 44) Different from Huang’s idea that the emperor is still superior, Rousseau’s theory about politics assumes there is an ever-righteous General Will....   [tags: Huang, Rousseau, Smith]
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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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Poverty in Relation to Welfare - ... The second approach is relative. The idea here is that being impoverished means to have significantly less than most people. It relates the median incomes of the non-poor to the poor (Stein 1971, 5). In this paper, I will examine poverty using the relational approach. This is because looking at poverty across states with different levels of per capita GDP using the absolute approach will tend to produce extremely high rates of poverty in some countries and extremely low rates in others (Smeeding 2006)....   [tags: employment, income, education level ]
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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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