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Teen Pregnancy and the Welfare System - Teen Pregnancy and the Welfare System In 2011, a total of 329,797 babies were born to women aged 15–19 years (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Most people in their late teenage years and early twenties, with the drive to be successful, are or should be in college. Instead, a large number of young women today are putting their life on the back burner because they are pregnant. With the recession going on in the United States, supporting and raising a baby while taking care of one’s self has become very strenuous....   [tags: Teenagers, Money, Babies, Adults]
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The United States Welfare System - Welfare can be defined as “systems by which government agencies provide economic assistance, goods, and services to persons who are unable to care for themselves” (Issitt). The United States welfare system is an extremely complex and unique entity that encompasses ideas and concepts from an abundance of different places. Many people believe the current system is an excellent resource for the population, while others believe the current welfare system requires reform and budget cuts to become effective....   [tags: government agencies, economic assistance, goods]
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The Harmful Effects of Welfare - ... The goal of the welfare system is to transition people back into the work environment so that they can be productive and independent citizens. The problem remains that the system that was designed to provide temporary aide to those in need has become a crutch that perpetuates the cycle of poverty. Although people on welfare are currently required to apply for a certain number of jobs per week, people who do not really want to obtain employment can just randomly apply for a job to prove that they are “trying” even though they have no intention of returning to work....   [tags: abusing the temporary support system]
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No Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients - Over many years, America has experienced change in a variety of ways that has impacted people and their way of life. Traditionally, a person works to earn money that will in turn provide basic needs for their family and without a reliable source of income; it makes it virtually impossible to make ends meet. Before government assistance (what we to as welfare) ever came available to help families in need, people were forced to go without, inevitably affecting their state of health. Over time, as leadership and circumstance changed, there became government programs established to assist the public in meeting basic needs....   [tags: Poverty, Government, Programs]
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Women in the Mixed Economy of Welfare - ... Women were not recognised as individual legal entities until 1884. The first wave of feminism was one of the main reasons for change in this key period. Women began fighting for equality. The women’s property act 1884 allowed married women to have ownership of land owned before the marriage and also for the most part overturned oppressive coverture law (Morris, 2012). The first wave of feminism fought for suffrage in New Zealand which was award through the electoral act 1893(Morris, 2012). New Zealand’s radical change meant it was the first country in the world to allow women to vote....   [tags: Aotearoa New Zealand]
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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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Reforming American Welfare Programs - From the years 2008 to 2013, the United States Federal Government spent over 3.7 trillion dollars on welfare programs (The New Normal: Welfare is Now America’s Most Popular Occupation, Husley). These government assistance programs have come to be abused by many Americans, and this is a problem that needs to be stopped. If the American welfare system can be reformed, it will reduce the strain it is putting on the United States’ already fragile financial system. In order to help the country out of debt and many Americans out of poverty, the American welfare programs must develop more vigorous requirements for citizens to qualify for benefits in addition to reducing the time period of assistanc...   [tags: popular occupation, needy families]
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Drug Testing Welfare Recipients - It is assumed by many that people who are receiving public assistance funds are using this money to support their alcohol and or drug addictions. Is drug testing to receive public assistance an answer to this problem. Would making this a condition of eligibility actually push people with serious substance abuse and or dependency problems farther away from the help and treatment they need. Federal Welfare Reform The Federal Welfare reform act which, was passed in the mid 1990’s has changed the way our system addresses these issues....   [tags: substance abuse, disemployment, federal assitance]
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The Reformer Tiberius Gracchus and His Word on Land Reform and in the RomanSenate - Tiberius Gracchus was a reformer in attempting to change and improve the situation of Rome through the use of land reform. Yet he can also be observed as a revolutionary through his rapid changes and reforms that challenged the Senate. Tiberius Gracchus was born in 168 B.C along with his brother Gaius Gracchus into a family whose members had reached the highest positions in Rome. Tiberius’ father, Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus was an aristocrat and renowned for his honors and was one of the most powerful men in Rome....   [tags: Tiberius Gracchus, Rome, land reform, ] 818 words
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Characteristic of Germany and the Netherland's Welfare Systems - ... Starting in 1972 the SPO-FDP coalition had plans on deepening and enlarging the current system, these measures were nevertheless halted during the Oil Crisis of 1973. Starting from 1975 Chancellor Helmond introduced a series of cuts to unemployment benefits and pensions along with scrapping programmes earlier implemented that promoted individual training. Eligibility rules for unemployment benefits and pensions were also tightened. Although these changes helped curb German welfare expenditure, the coalition was voted out in 1982 with the unemployment rate at 7.5 percent....   [tags: insurance, unemployment, disability] 909 words
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Should Welfare Recipients Be Drug Tested? - There is an ongoing debate over whether or not welfare recipients should be drug tested to receive the benefits. Both sides of the argument have merit. Those who oppose the idea of drug testing say that it is unconstitutional and violates the Fourth Amendment. Furthermore, they claim that this law stereotypes and discriminates against those from low socioeconomic demographics, implying that because they are poor, they must be drug addicts. However, those who support the law note that its intended purpose is to ensure that taxpayer money is not being squandered on people who only plan to abuse this assistance....   [tags: drug addicts, discrimination]
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Drug Testing For Missouri Welfare Recipients - On 30 January 2011, the Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill and sent it to the senate that would require drug testing for those receiving state Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) funds. Funding from food stamps, medicare, and public housing would not be affected by this bill (Keller – House). According to Columbia Tribune reporter Rudi Keller, the bill is very similar to the Arizona law which is the only other state that tests welfare recipients. Missouri and Arizona would use a questionare and interview which would determine which applicants to test....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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Programs to Take Families Off the Welfare System - ... This program will provide this by placing welfare recipients into the workforce. Under the TANF program support, each person is given support for a limited time. When that time period has expired, it is the State's responsibility to move these recipients into the work force. States are required to provide education and training, as well as other services that will ensure retention of employment. On August 5, 1997, President Clinton authorized the Welfare to Work Grant. This grant allows hard to use recipients an opportunity to become competitive in the job market....   [tags: poverty, pride, self-suffieiency, programs] 2173 words
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The Pros and Cons of Welfare - Imagine you are standing in a grocery line, waiting patiently for your turn, watching the lady in front of you put her cart-full of name brand food on the counter. You are thinking, "How is she going to pay for all this stuff?" Right then, she pulls out a book of stamps (not postage, either) and pays the cashier one hundred and fifty dollars. With the fifty dollar bill she has stashed away in her wallet, the lady then proceeds to buy two cartons of cigarettes and a magazine. Has this ever happened to you....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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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 Essays]
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Welform Reform and Basic Human Needs - ... The parents that misuse the system use the money for more than just basic human needs. We need to educate people on human reproduction; schools must teach kids about responsibilities as parents. So when they are older it will help them make better decisions and think about the consequences. If we start doing this it will reduce the amount of people who are taking a good amount of money from Welfare. It is hard to prove this because there is no law for how many kids someone can have. Regardless this is putting our economy in harm for upcoming generations....   [tags: financial support, tax, pay checks] 951 words
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Welfare Legislation and Its Effects - The welfare legislation in 1996 reduced noncitizens access to public benefits. Research indicated that welfare reform has had a chilling effect. Because of this effect noncitizens are not utilizing them because of fear and confusion. The chilling effect also hit the refugees who were exempted from the benefit restrictions for a certain period following arrival. The United States Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PROWORA) is the welfare reform,this program changed the nations approach toward legally admitted noncitizens ....   [tags: essays research papers] 330 words
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Poverty in America: Government Welfare Programs are the Problem - Abstract Poverty effected many individual families around the world for many years, and it wasn’t until 1935, The Social Security Act was passed, therefore assisting many families in need. The effects of poverty is an extraordinarily obscure social experience, and the finding those causes is very similar. As a result, sociologists considered other theories of poverty, such as the journey of the middle class, employers, from the cities into the suburbs. The government has taken many steps over the years to put an end to or decrease welfare assistance....   [tags: US poverty essay] 2363 words
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Why Relying on Welfare System Should Be Avoided - ... I say that because since people are relying on the system long-term then there children will want to do the same. This causes the system to get worst and worst as the years go by. Now sometimes there will be those children that see what their parents got but, will want to do better and have a better life. So with that being said they will go out and make things happen for their self. But a lot of people think because children are young they do not understand or hear and see certain things. That is not true children watch stuff all the time and you would be amazed at how much they know....   [tags: employment opportunities, unemployment aid]
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Problem: How to get People off of Welfare - ... The biggest complication with welfare is that way too many individuals have become dependent on the government, when the assistance should have only been temporary. A solution to reducing the amount of dependent families could be to reform housing benefits and social housing. The Government should look at ways to increase home ownership and reduce the work disincentives created by social housing (O’Brien). Discouraging people from becoming home owner’s only gives them more reason to stick with the easy way of living; which is government housing....   [tags: government assistance, tax payers, economy]
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Heath Care Reform Under Obama - Since before Obama was in office, there have been many issues that have been debated in politics which have come to fruition. While some may have been easily passed, one issue that has gotten a lot of attention is the Health Care Reform. Access to care is a concern to all Americans young and old. We have seen many who have not had the opportunities they deserve when it comes to healthcare. Starting in 2008 with the Presidential primaries, the heated debate of health care reform has been a controversial policy which has now been passed....   [tags: affordable care act, insurance, policy] 1683 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 - 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, 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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Food Stamp Reform Bill Proposal - ... They believe the money that is given should be used in other areas of the government. According to an article, there is a farm bill that recently has been passed that cut the Food Stamps by an estimate of $39 billion (Bump, Ohlieser). Over the next years that what have accumulated to 800 billion dollars saved and used to another government funded project. According to another source, the new current controversy of Food stamps is soda. Michael Bloomberg believes that they should not cover soda because it contributes to various health diseases such as diabetes and obesity (Lubrano)....   [tags: abusing, taking advantage of the system]
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Child Welfare Policy: Past, Present, and Future - ... “Child abuse reporting laws and enhanced awareness of child abuse produced an increase in intervention” (Myers, 2013). As reporting laws came into affect, more and more cases of child abuse and neglect were shown. By the mid 1970s, over 60,000 child abuse cases were reported and the extremely high rate of children in foster care alarmed government officials. In 1980, the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act (AACWA) was passed. This act required every state to make reasonable efforts in keeping children with their families, and when removing the child was not avoidable, the child was required to have a plan to be placed back in the home or have their parents’ rights revoked....   [tags: child protective services]
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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 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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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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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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Welfare Programs Cause Crime - "Controlling violent crime is largely a state and local responsibility," declare Robert Moffit, Edwin Meese, and Patrick Fagan of the Heritage Foundation. "State and local officials," they say, "should take the initiative to identify and target the hard-core criminals who are committing the majority of crimes and implement tough policies to put them behind bars and keep them there. Mounting evidence shows that this approach works." Attacking the root causes of crime also makes sense, provided those causes are correctly identified....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 488 words
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Social Welfare - Social Welfare is an encompassing and imprecise term, but most often it is defined in terms of “organized activities,” or another element that suggests policy and programs created to respond to social problems and improve the well being of those at risk. In this paper I will discuss the history of social welfare policies and its influence on families. The advance of the welfare state reflected period-specific needs and was heavily influenced by changes in the national economy. Social welfare policy of the Colonial Period was replicated from the Elizabethan Poor Law that aimed to assist migrants in their struggle to fulfill the expectations of the early stages of industrialization....   [tags: social problems, food stamps]
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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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The WWII Proposal for the Provision of a Welfare State - The WWII Proposal for the Provision of a Welfare State The proposals made during the Second World War for the provision of a Welfare State were made in order to eliminate poverty from the country. Various proposals were made that aimed to achieve this. One proposal, which was the main aim of the "Beveridge Report" was to abolish Want by providing social insurance for all: this meant providing various benefits and making people pay contributions, both depending on the class of the individual....   [tags: Papers] 1677 words
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Welfare to Work: A New Response to Poverty - Professor's Comments: This student has done an outstanding job of fulfilling the requirements of the assignment in his analysis of the Welfare to Work Program. Abstract: This study defines poverty, explains its causes and consequences on various systems, and traces our governmental response to this problem from the New Deal efforts to the present system of welfare. Drawing from recent literature to examine specifically the efficacy of TANF’s welfare to work (WtW) initiative, this writer focuses on the following: (1) on the target population, single mothers and children, and (2) on how this initiative is affecting both this group and the overall problem of poverty....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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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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Federal Changes in U.S. Welfare Programs over the 1990s: Rebecca Blank - Welfare programs are set up where assistance is given based on health concerns and economic needs; however, one’s experience could affect the assistance they get from the government. Yes, they may be of the same characteristics but experience can very much affect what assistance one gets. There are more women than men on welfare and through research, scholars Oyelere & Oyolola, investigated if birthplace and race/ethnicity still played a role in the decision making of the women who receives assistance....   [tags: poverty, assistance, family] 612 words
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HOW CAN WE STOP THE ABUSE OF THE AMERICAN WELFARE SYSTEM? - HOW CAN WE STOP THE ABUSE OF THE AMERICAN WELFARE SYSTEM. It is well known that the Social Security Act of 1935 created a federally financed and federally administered retirement insurance program for people who had worked in certain sectors of the economy and had paid payroll taxes on their wages. What is less known is that the Act also created a federally financed but state-administered program called Aid to Dependent Children (“ADC,” later to become Aid to Families with Dependent Children, or “AFDC”)....   [tags: Government ]
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Welafre reform - Welfare Reform vs. Employment: A Permanent Solution or a Temporary Band-Aid. Welfare: handouts to the lazy, or a helping hand to those facing hard times. The debate continues, even in the face of sweeping welfare reform, which, for all of its sound and fury, has not helped or changed much. What's wrong with welfare and how can we fix it. This is not a simple question, and there is no simple answer. However, one thing remains eminently clear. Welfare desperately needs to change. But where are we now....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Potential Abolishment of Government Assistance Programs - The Potential Abolishment of Government Assistance Programs Government Assistant Programs such as Welfare, Food stamps, Daycare, Healthcare, Energy, Communication and Transportation should be kept because they serve as an aid to people who need them. Past and current supporters of extirpating Government Assistant Programs claim that social security is number one on the list for needing to be suppressed. There are some who say that social security is a mandatory Ponzi scheme that has a bad effect on American workers....   [tags: food stamps, daycare, welfare]
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Management Issues of Implementing Welfare to Work Programs In California - Management Issues of Implementing Welfare to Work Programs In California In August of 1996, our chief executive of the United States, President Clinton, changed the structure of welfare dependency. He signed into law, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. This act, with its entire new legislature, has come to be known as welfare reform. Our state leaders, administrators and managers face many challenges and constraints in their attempt to implement a law, which will restructure the welfare dependency roles....   [tags: Government Politics Essays]
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Creation of a Welfare State Between 1906 and 1914 by the Liberals - Creation of a Welfare State Between 1906 and 1914 by the Liberals A welfare state is defined as the state providing optimum services free of charge for all citizens, such as Education and Health (obviously this is achieved through taxation). Either you provide optimum services, or not. Some historians argue that the Liberals did create a welfare state. Many others argue that they did not intend to do so, and went nowhere near achieving a welfare state. Through analysis of their reforms and intentions, it will be possible to deduce whether they wished to create a welfare state, and whether they achieved it....   [tags: Free Essays] 380 words
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The Downsides of Government Handouts - ... The unemployment rate was low, Americans were hard workers, and welfare aid was practically non-existent. This was a paradise quite opposite from todays America. The reader can benefit from knowing that “the real unemployment rate is almost 14-15%. We are a nation of just over 300 million Americans, 1/3 of which are dependent on government Payments” (Mariotti). As Stated by the title, one can conclude that America is on a downward spiral if the current welfare system isn’t fixed. In 1996 the government introduced a reformed welfare act....   [tags: welfare, disability, dependence] 691 words
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Undergoing a Constant Surveillance when Applying for Ontario Works - This paper explores surveillance as a relevant topic that I frequently encountered while accomplishing my internship at Toronto Employment and Social Services (TESS). I’ve chosen to review and discuss how recipients are undergoing a constant surveillance, documentation and scrutiny when applying for Ontario Works and while being on the assistance. There is a considerable body of literature in this area which indicates the complexity of surveillance and its profound detrimental impact on the applicants’ physical, psychological and spiritual well-being....   [tags: TESS, welfare system, OW]
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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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Economic Benefits of an Immigration Reform - ... citizenship like every other permanent resident. This reform will not only bring a larger labor force but it will also stimulate the economy by: increasing its GDP, increasing the country’s productivity and investment, developing a stronger technology, creating opportunities for tourism, hospitality, and agriculture and finally boosting the housing industries. According to The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) it’s estimated the new reform that will increase real GDP by 3.3 percent in 2023 and 5.4 percent in 2033 this would mean that real GDP would increase by $700 billion in 2023 and $1.4 trillion in 2033 in today’s dollars....   [tags: obtaining legal status in the US] 1105 words
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It’s Time for Cities to Reject the Welfare Mentality - It’s Time for Cities to Reject the Welfare Mentality All over the nation-from New York to Los Angeles, from San Diego to Milwaukee-cities are on the rebound. Each successful city has accomplished its renaissance in its own particular way, with its own special twist. But if you look across the spectrum of flourishing cities, you can discern a clear set of principles that leads to urban health. To start with, there is a total rejection of the old municipal welfare state ideology, whose decades of failed policies led the nation's cities to the brink....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1491 words
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Social Care in the UK - This essay attempts to; discuss the dominant social policy perspectives that have influenced social policy making in the United Kingdom since 1945. To explain how differing perspectives have responded to healthcare as a social problem. To describe two key policies that have been instigated since the start of New Labour in 1997, and to examine a contemporary social policy relating to health. In 1941 Sir William Beveridge was commissioned by the then Conservative prime minister, Winston Churchill to conduct a study of the welfare system of the time....   [tags: Government Politics Welfare]
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Institutional Reform in the European Union - Introduction Making institutional reform in the EU will always be controversial. The purpose of this paper is to discuss my view on which institutional reform I find being essential to improve the function of the European Union. The first institutional reform I would like to start with is to strengthen the European Parliament. The Parliament is the only institution where people within each member state directly elect members, which makes it the most democratic institution within the EU. Supranational fiscal union is another reform I consider to be important for the European Union....   [tags: European Union Essays]
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Reform in the United States - ... This daring move allowed for African Americans politicians to have more representation in being able to hold government offices, and the continuation of African American political involvement. Next, we will concentrate on a few of the social reform initiatives during the Progressive Era. Poverty was on the rise and was one of the biggest social issues during this time period. This began to interest multiple groups of people, specifically social workers. Social workers studied the problems in society and diagnosed the causes as well as attempted to provide assistance to those that they were helping....   [tags: american history essays] 807 words
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Development of the Welfare State in Britain 1900-1948 - In England poor laws were first passed in 1598 and continued in amended forms until the National Health Service (NHS) came into formal existence on the ‘Appointed day’ which was fifth of July 1948. The poor laws were introduced to deal with poverty at a local level. At this time the disadvantaged, sick and elderly were assisted by the church, charities, philanthropists and work houses. During the industrialisation revolution Britain saw immense technological advancements in manufacturing and machinery....   [tags: poor law, health, poverty, employment, Beveridge]
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Education Reform - I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder how we could have tolerated anything so primitive. The pieces of the educational revolution are lying around unassembled." - John W. Gardner, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, "No Easy Victories" (1968) Sadly over 40 years later, the the educational revolution still hasn't taken off. The “pieces” are still lying around unassembled and the education in the schools is still tolerated....   [tags: Education]
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The Societal Context of Professional Working - The liberal party won a landslide election victory in December 1905. They introduced a programme of social reform, which laid the foundations of the welfare state. This meant that the government accepted responsibility for the lives of its citizens. Sir William Beveridge chaired a government committee on the welfare system. He seized the opportunity to rewrite the script of the welfare, and redesigned the outlines of the British welfare. The Beveridge Report, distributed in 1942, was the blue print for the welfare state, which was presented by the Labor government after the war....   [tags: British welfare state & healthcare system]
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Drug Testing and Public Assistance - Our country has faced many issues in Social Welfare and many of these issues have become a hot topic around the drinking fountain at work. Everything from the viability of social security, unemployment insurance, supplemental security income, medicare and medicaid, private insurance and the managed care system, section 8 housing assistance, and food stamps and temporary assistance to needy families. These issues generate a lot of strong feelings on either side. In this paper I will be discussing arguments for and against drug testing for welfare recipients, particularly recipients of food stamps and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families....   [tags: social welfare, food stamps, medicaid]
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The Issue of Healthcare Reform in the United States - Introduction Health care reform has been a topic of discussion in the United States since the early 19th century. According to Wikipedia, the earliest health care proposal at the federal level was the 1854 bill proposed by Dorothea Dix. The bill was approved by both houses of congress, but was veto by President Franklin Pierce. At that time, the president argued that that the federal government should not commit to social welfare, he believed that to be the responsibility of the states (Wikipedia.com)....   [tags: Health Care, United States, Government]
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The Progressive Era - The beginning of the twentieth century was a time of great social change and economic growth in the United States. The progressive era was a time in which Americans were innovating in social welfare. In the progressive period the government needed to take action in the role of economy, regulating big business, immigration, and urban growth. Once the great depression happened in which America’s economy faltered people started to panic. For Americans the main issues asked were how to make society work more efficiently....   [tags: U.S. social welfare policy]
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Health Care Reform - Background Universal Health Care System One of the most long-standing health care systems was originated in Germany in 1889 by Otto von Bismarck’s social legislation. Its included bills were the Health Insurance Bill 1883, Old Age and Disability Insurance Bill of 1889, and Accident Insurance Bill of 1883. The National Insurance Act of 1911 in Britain covered most people employed. It also financed dependents if families had contributed for at least five years. This coverage lasted whether families worked or not....   [tags: Health Care]
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Campaign Finance Reform - Campaign finance reform has a broad history in America. In particular, campaign finance has developed extensively in the past forty years, as the courts have attempted to create federal elections that best sustain the ideals of a representative democracy. In the most recent Supreme Court decision concerning campaign finance, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Court essentially decided to treat corporations like individuals by allowing corporations to spend money on federal elections through unlimited independent expenditures....   [tags: Politics] 2679 words
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Prison Reform in the United States of America - ... Even though the prisons are over double capacity they have not added one extra toilet or shower at any of the facilities. Because of this many of the prisoners report that they will have to wait in-line for hours just to use the toilets. Because of the overcrowding and the lack of medical staff many of the prisoners go without medical care and some prisoners have even died because of lack of medical care. Other prisoners report PTSD like symptoms because of constant fear for their life from the gangs the control the massive housing units....   [tags: there are too many people encarcerated] 1330 words
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Drug Testing on Welfare Recipients: Necessary or Costly? - A major issue in society today is welfare and its effect on everyday life for the country as a whole. There has always been a disagreement about whether tax money should be going to assist the needy and if social programs that bring government assistance are the best way that the tax money can be used. The taxpayers of America are concerned that welfare recipients are abusing the system and taking benefits where they aren’t needed or using the money received to buy various drugs. This fear that welfare recipients are just lazy people who don’t want to work and instead decide to “cheat the system” to reap benefits has been a fear among taxpayers that has been particularly relevant in the past...   [tags: conditions for government assistance]
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Factors Leading to the Emergence of Modern Welfare in Britain - ... As Britain was to contend and sustain its position like a world power, then it had an essential to be a sprint resourceful with a burly, healthy: and erudite workforce. (BBC, 2014) At the beginning of twenty centuries, there were not old; age pensions; unemployment benefits: or family allowances.... Commencement of the 20th century was a gigantic time to the Britain societies because there were a number of social and political reforms had been placed under the new liberal socialism. For instance, after government becomes conscious how the poverty and wars had affected people’s life, they started to take action serially to save Britain’s workforce....   [tags: poverty, government, unemployment] 1772 words
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The Affordable Care Act Is Necessary Social Reform - ... According to government reports, on a national level five million citizens have been able to sign up for health insurance. A lagniappe from the Affordable Care Act is that millions of young adults can stay on their parents health insurance until age 26 and millions more citizens have become eligible for Medicaid and Children’s programs. Second, the Affordable Care Act notably lowers healthcare costs and promotes remarkable fiscal duty. According to the Congressional Budget Office, insurance premiums are fifteen percent lower than the office originally projected....   [tags: obama, insurance, policy, ] 661 words
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The Eras of Policing Are Political, Reform and Community Problem Solving - ... They had very poor oversight and accountability, and a lot of chaos dealing with crime. The closeness in the community led to a lot of overlooking. There were no requirements to become a police officer other than policies favors and connections. The Reform Era of policing America was influenced heavily by the progressive political movement. Progressive Political movement emphasized government reform and regulation of society to improve the conditions that the citizens lived. Police started to develop standards for becoming a police officer....   [tags: crime, tickets, disorder]
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U.s. And Swedish Trends In Tax Reform - U.S. and Swedish Trends in Tax Reform Tax reform has become a major governmental policy issue in the United States as well as in the rest of the world. Countries are attempting to balance both economic efficiency and provide equity in taxation. Governments are looking to rewrite tax codes to minimize their impact on economic growth. Specifically, governments throughout the world are attempting to preserve incentives built into taxation to maximize economic efficiency. At the same time, these governments are trying to cope with the growth in social welfare programs throughout the past three decades....   [tags: essays research papers] 1029 words
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Liberal reform 1906-1914 - Liberal Reform 1906-1914 The huge scale of the Liberal party's victory in the 1906 general election guaranteed many new faces among the ranks of Liberal MPs, in favour of change in the field of social welfare. Between the years 1906 and 1914, the Liberals took steps to improve the health standards and the living and working conditions of the lower class. The main areas of people new legislation was targeted on was the working class under risk of poverty due to sickness or unemployment, their children and old age pensioners....   [tags: Papers] 1856 words
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Progressives' Objective is to Strengthen the National Government - ... They tried to achieve this goal by providing support for the poor and oppressed citizens, this tactic became so popular it even received the term “social justice” also referred to as “Social Gospel”, which is widely known and still practiced around the world today (569). More specifically, the implementation of the Salvation Army in the United States as well as the Settlement House Movement helped the reformers start to achieve their goal. The Settlement House Movement tried to “help immigrant families adapt to the language and customs of their new country” (571), which was very difficult at the time....   [tags: welfare, economic, poor] 836 words
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The Liberal Government and Setting Up a Welfare State in Britain - The Liberal Government and Setting Up a Welfare State in Britain A welfare state is a state with social services controlled or financed by the Government. These services aim to protect society's weakest members from the cradle to the grave; from birth to death. As Beveridge described it, a welfare state is the provision of services for the prevention of "disease, squalor, want, idleness and ignorance." As the national Government from 1906 to 1914, the Liberals passed several reforms which many, including the historian G....   [tags: Papers] 879 words
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The Historical Development of the Welfare State Since 1945 - The Historical Development of the Welfare State Since 1945 In this task I am going to examine and describe how the welfare state was invented and developed since 1945. The welfare state as we know it today was a far cry from the Elizabethan England where people were offered no security and, in desperation, were forced to beg the streets in order to survive. In these times only the very minimum security was offered to the elderly, however the unemployed were left to starve to death....   [tags: Papers] 1330 words
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Prison Reform is Necessary: Must Focus on Respect for Human Life - Prison Reforms A Prison Reform is defined as the act of improving the surroundings in which prisoners are exposed to while in prisons, with an aim of administering an effective and efficient punishment to the inmate. The reforms are carried out with major goal of ensuring that the various regulations stipulated in prison manuals, sentence that are to be delivered in courts and all other kinds of legislations are effected to the letter. With the reforms, a new direction of the penalty system is attained in each prison....   [tags: Law Enforcement, criminal justice system]
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The Progressive Era - The Progressive Era was a period that exposed the contradictions found in American society in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Theodore Roosevelt summed up the Progressive/Reform feeling in his "Square Deal" speech - that it was all about morals, not economics. His goal was the "moral regeneration of the business world." He preached that it was wrong for some people to get ahead in business and politics by tricks and schemes, while others were cheated out of the opportunity. This was the kind of talk that millions of Americans from all areas of society could understand and respond to....   [tags: American Reform Movement]
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The Liberal Adoption of a Policy of Social Reform in the Period 1906-1914 - The Liberal Adoption of a Policy of Social Reform in the Period 1906-1914 There are many issues to examine when answering the question of what prompted the Social reforms of 1906-1914 such as the changing ideas of the British public and national efficiency which was decreasing. In the period of 1906-1914, the social reform acts were passed in parliament by the Liberal government under Herbert Asquith PM, Lloyd-George MP and Winston Churchill MP. These acts laid the foundations of a basic welfare state on which our current welfare state was built from....   [tags: Papers] 1017 words
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Taking a Look at the European Union - Making Institutional reform in any unions will always be controversial between members and those who are in the steering seat. As well as for the consequences that faces them after implementing new changes. The aim of this paper is to discuss my opinion on what institutional reform I find being essential to improve the European Union as whole. The first institutional reform I would want to start with is to make the European Parliament a stronger institution. The Parliament is the only institution where people within its member state directly elect members, which makes them the most democratic institution in the EU....   [tags: institutional reform for improvement]
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