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The State of Welfare

- The welfare system in the United States performs a wide variety of functions to assist people who have fallen onto hard times. Welfare programs are an evolution of the British Poor Laws whose roots lie in basic charity and the human ideology that one should aid those less fortunate. Today’s welfare system , being controlled by the state and federal governments are by no means perfect, but they do provide a more stable form of assistance so that the people of the United States know that if they fall into dire times, there is a safety net....   [tags: Welfare]

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Welfare Reform : The Welfare System

- ... Also, as of 2012, the total spending cost, by the government, has risen from 779.9 billion to 927.2 billion since 2009. That is a ridiculous increase especially if we were heading out of a recession, which adds proof to the fact that the system is being abused. Many people believe that this increase is due to Obama taking office or other similar conspiracies, however, the true reason might just lie in the drug-like nature of welfare, in how it is so incredibly addicting. Logically, if someone was just handed a substantial amount of money every month just by doing nothing, why would they suddenly want to be productive and go out and get a job....   [tags: Unemployment, Welfare]

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The Welfare System

- My speech is about the welfare system, how it works, why people go on it and why some adjustments need to be made. The welfare program is for anyone who needs help with money or is low on money. People who go on this program are one of the following: disabled, sick, student, unemployed, drug addict or are raising children. If you are disabled, sick, student, unemployed, or raising children they will provide you with basic living needs. Every year thousands of people go on welfare because they are low on money....   [tags: Welfare]

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Welfare Agencies Distribution of Services

- Introduction Spratt and Daveney (2009) carried out a research for contribution to how welfare agencies define and provide services to Families with multiple problems. They assumed existing systems doesn’t reflect full understanding of this service user group. This review seeks to establish the relevance of this research to this social problem and its contribution to the study. Literature Review To establish the relevance of this research, Spratt and Daveney carried out a literature review which identified child welfare systems in Australia, USA and United Kingdom as not designed to define families with multiple problems within context....   [tags: Welfare]

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The Welfare Reform Law

- Since the Welfare reform law was introduced in 1996 it has impacted American society greatly. The new welfare policy, named the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), replaced the Aid to Family and Dependent Children (AFDC) program; they have five known differences that only affect the ones who need the assistance. Critics argue that the TANF has negatively impacted the society while some argue that it has not. Linda Burnham, author of “Welfare Reform, Family Hardship & Woman of Color,” asserts that “welfare reform has increased the hardship faced by many women leaving welfare for work and their movement into low-wage jobs, exposes them to higher level of housing insecurities, homele...   [tags: Welfare]

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Welfare Fraud: Betting Against the Odds

- Title Welfare Fraud: Betting Against the Odds Introduction The issue that I have decided to address is welfare abuse. I propose that due to the government’s lack of foresight, welfare recipients have been cashing EBT benefits at ATM machines in California casino’s. Research question: Can something be done to ensure that welfare benefits will be used as intended by the recipients. Readers: Mainly Californian tax payers, but in a broader sense it could be anyone who is concerned about the welfare system, including recipients....   [tags: Welfare]

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The Welfare Of The Social Welfare System

- ... During the 1970s, the nation began to construct a national set of standards; however there has still been a prominent state variation in welfare benefits. Unemployment insurance, Medicaid expansion, and TANF benefits all vary greatly between states. If a state is controlled by one political party over the other, they will take different standpoints on social policy; this in turn creates a diverse patchwork. 7. How Do We Pay for the Welfare State. Social policy spending has expanded ever since the creation of the welfare state....   [tags: Unemployment, Welfare, Medicare, Health insurance]

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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]

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Welfare Recipients Should Not Be Paid

- ... Some use the welfare system for a hand up instead of a hand out. They use the assistance to better themselves by attending classes, learning a vocation and finding a job that can support themselves and their families. The system can work and it does in some cases. With the proper leadership, the welfare system can not only be efficient and sustainable but can also better American Society by providing a future to those who felt they had none. Most Americans are not bothered by the fact that the United States has a welfare system....   [tags: Welfare, Unemployment, Welfare fraud, Welfare trap]

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Welfare-To-Work: Welfare Programming

- You can lead a horse to water but, if you don’t teach him to read, he won’t know its poison. This is exactly how the current welfare programs in the United States are run. The current Welfare Reform is failing due to Political indulgence in statistics, focusing on the percentage of individuals attaining employment instead of the quality of employee and employment. In order to be successful Welfare Reform must contain vocational education with proper job placement and fair sanctions on recipients....   [tags: welfare reform, caseload]

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Arguments Against a Welfare State

- America is the greatest nation in the world. That is a sentence that has been stated many times by many different people, for many different reasons. Whether those reasons are militarily related, based on global political influence, or even economically. However one reason that this statement is repeated over and over again is the fact that America is the “land of opportunity”, a place where anyone can come, work hard and make something of themselves. No matter your age, race, religion, gender or creed, in America you have the opportunity to make something better for yourself and your family....   [tags: Welfare System]

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The Welfare Fraud Crisis

- Welfare is intended for families or individuals that are in need of assistance with no or little income. For those who do not know, Welfare funds come from hard working individuals that are required to pay taxes. Now we wonder, are the tax payers’ hard earned money going to the right deserving recipients. Welfare fraud is on the rise in this country. Many are taking advantage of the system taking away the help that is meant for people that truly needed help to provide for their families or people that need assistance until they can stand on their own feet....   [tags: Welfare Cheats]

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Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients

- There are suggestion that welfare recipients need to be drug tested, to make sure that taxpayers are not paying for their drug habits. Why would you want to give government benefits to someone who may, either directly or indirectly use the benefits to support their drug habit. Why can’t we drug test welfare recipients. Last year, Utah Republicans passed and enacted a law that mandated drug testing for welfare recipients. Many people argue that “forcing the welfare recipient to concede to waive their rights to random drug testing is unconstitutional and could be considered, blackmail.”(Drug Testing American Civil Liberties Union)....   [tags: Welfare Reform Essays]

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Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients

- The history of social welfare can be traced back to ancient times, but the time most influential to the start of social welfare programs in the United States occurred during the great depression. In 1935, then President Theodore Roosevelt introduced the Social Security Act. This act guaranteed pensions, unemployment insurance, and help for children and the disabled. The Works Progress Administration was also put in to place and helped unemployed people find jobs (HISTORY.COM-New Deal). A proposition to mandate drug testing for recipients has been brought up in more recent times, namely by Governor Rick Scott (R) of Florida....   [tags: Welfare Reform Essays]

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Social Work And Social Welfare

- ... To determine who is considered to be poor, the United States considers four factors to be the most dominant. First the state of the economy, second the varies households and their access to the economy, third the social programs available and used and lasted the different types of programs and how effective they are. When observing poverty, it becomes clear that the most affected by the situation are woman without a partner in the household, predominantly African American or Hispanic, children that are not us citizens, and people that live in metropolitan areas....   [tags: Poverty, Unemployment, Welfare]

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Welfare: The Government's Failure

- The United States Government has pumped more than $3.5 trillion U.S. taxpayer dollars into welfare but, ironically, the poverty rate is higher than when they started (Tanner, Welfare Reform). This outrageous amount of money proves that welfare will lead United States into debt. The original intent of current welfare benefits has failed; therefore the national welfare system must be reformed. To fully understand how to reform the welfare system Americans must know what the history of welfare is, illegitimate births’ obvious connection to crime and welfare, how welfare has failed to keep the poverty rate down, the great problem of dependency, and finally what reforms must be made....   [tags: unemployment, poverty, welfare reform]

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Analysis of The Welfare Reform in the US

- Welfare Definition: Health, happiness, and good fortune; well being - this is what the Constitution means by "the general welfare," and this is the sense in which governments have established "welfare" programs. The ferocious political backlash against these programs has made "welfare" synonymous with them. A word originally used to advertise them has itself become negatively charged; consider the changed meaning of "welfare state" and the coinage of "corporate welfare." The Public Welfare Foundation is a non-governmental grant-making organization dedicated to supporting organizations that provide services to disadvantaged populations and work for lasting improvements in the delivery of ser...   [tags: welfare, health plans, cobra benefits]

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The Role of Education in Welfare Reform

- Since the enactment of the Welfare Reform Act in 1996; the new changes have been instrumental in decreasing the number of welfare caseloads and unemployment rates. Many would argue that the reforms for welfare have not been active in requiring that welfare recipients improve their education, skills and job market ability. The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program requires welfare recipients to search for a job first in exchange for cash assistance and other welfare benefits. It is also recommended that those who have not earned their high school diploma or equivalent return to school or training program to complete their diplomas while collecting welfare benefits....   [tags: welfare act, tanf, education program]

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Social Welfare in India

- Social Welfare Social welfare cannot really be bound by a solid definition. It has been used in varying ways by different people, depending on what it is that they want to cover. According to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), “social welfare generally denotes the full range of organized activities of voluntary and governmental agencies that seek to prevent, alleviate, or contribute to the solution of recognized social problems, or to improve the well-being of individuals, groups, or communities.” At times, social welfare is used to refer to aspects of wellbeing material, like basic access to economic resources....   [tags: Social Welfare Essays]

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America Needs Welfare Reform

- Today our welfare programs give out too much money and the systems need to be reformed again. In 1996 The Welfare Reform Act was enacted and it changed the entire program for the better. However, since then, the programs have become abused and need to be reformed again. Many of the people that receive state or federal funding have more luxury items than the average middle class family. The government should check-in on the families that are receiving assistance to make sure they actually need the assistance....   [tags: Welfare Reform Essays]

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The True Purpose Of Welfare

- ... 7) is great at describing how illiteracy and welfare are related. “Literacy is a major problem in this country. Public K­12 education is failing to build competence in as many as 20% of our young people. Low literacy levels adversely impact both individual and national productivity. Individuals with low literacy are at significant risk of un­ or underemployment, tend to earn low wages if they are employed, and have high rates of poverty and welfare dependence.” If we would focus more on actually educating young people rather than pushing them to the next grade we would not have this problem....   [tags: Welfare, Unemployment, Conditional Cash Transfer]

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Welfare : A New Homeless Person On The Side Of The Road

- Alyssa Eashoo Geoff Bouvier ENC 1102 9-25-14 Welfare is FAIR Imagine every couple yards on a street there was a new homeless person on the side of the road. That would definitely wound the United States ' pride. But luckily, we have a welfare system where we can help those in need. Whether it be through unemployment benefits, health insurance, or food stamps, the government has been there for citizens in need for almost 100 years. The government has created a safety net for any of us who find ourselves in a situation where we cannot afford health insurance, or have enough resources to even pay for food....   [tags: Unemployment, Welfare]

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Welfare Reform : America 's New Working Class

- ... By 2000, this pattern had reversed: earnings had leaped by an astounding 136 percent to constitute almost 57 percent of income while welfare income had plummeted by nearly half to constitute only about 23 percent of income” (“Welfare Reform, Success or Failure. It Worked”). With the increases in income it is hard to see how Arnold can contest this as cheap labor. The following shows the intent was not to maintain a supply of supply cheap labor, but to dissuade people from the welfare program altogether....   [tags: Welfare, Unemployment, Workfare, Welfare trap]

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The Australian Welfare State and How to Kick it

- Welfare dependency has increased dramatically since the mid 1960's, with a growing trend of more claimants and fewer payers. Saunders believes the welfare system is revealing serious flaws which are encouraging welfare dependency mainly due to a system which does not encourage self-reliance and work ethic for the majority of recipients. Saunders addresses the issue of poverty amongst welfare dependent households, arguing that current benefits sit above the poverty line and that increased benefits will not necessarily solve poverty, alternatively increasing dependency beyond current levels....   [tags: saunders, welfare system, unemployment]

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Should People on Welfare be Drug Tested?

- When we don’t know how to control ourselves some changes have to be made. There are always has been and always will be consequences to our actions when we don’t know when to quit. Americans are greedy in so many ways, especially when it comes to getting assistance from the government. A good portion of the United States gets assistance. There are also people who don’t use that assistance, which is awesome. The government has set up assistance for the needy but they have to follow a set guideline in order to get it or continue receiving it....   [tags: drugs, federal welfare reform]

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The Great Depression Kick Start More Government Welfare Programs

- ... The Depression led 12 million Americans unemployed with very few welfare programs. Not having enough welfare programs to keep Americans out of poverty led to high suicide rates among Americans. The President during the time the Great Depression hit was Herbert Hoover, Herbert Hoover stated that The Great Depression “he thought the crisis was just ‘a passing incident in our national lives’ and that it wasn’t the federal government job to try and resolve. (A+E Networks). The American people thought Herbert Hoover was to blame for the crisis and when the end of this term came he was replaced with a Democratic president named Franklin Delano Roosevelt....   [tags: Unemployment, Welfare, Welfare fraud]

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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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Drug Testing Welfare Recipients

- ... The unemployment rate goes beyond the lack of available jobs in the U.S.; unemployment also falls back on the individuals without jobs. While there are many unemployed Americans who do everything in their power to find a job, there are also several who abuse the system. Heritage.org reports that of the adults reported to be using illegal drugs, a majority of the users were unemployed. As seen in Appendix 3, 17.5% of adults using illegal drugs in 2010 were also unemployed. Additionally, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, severe barriers to unemployment were experienced by substance abusing women by more than double of those who do not abuse substances....   [tags: welfare assistance policy needs to change]

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Abuse Of The Welfare System

- ... The welfare queen is someone that is believed to have a dozen or more home addresses, a dozen or more different names and finally a twelve children. It is believed that in each of her name she submits for welfare and spends her welfare on drugs and alcohol, which is the stereotype that everyone on welfare does this, even though it is a complete myth. They use the “welfare queen” as the perfect scapegoat for society to blame for the problems of our nation. People, who abuse the welfare system, give society a way to talk bad about people who are on welfare or are poor....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Welfare, Drug abuse]

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The Welfare Program Is A Good Thing For Those

- ... Others simply believed the federal government should not administer a welfare system. As the system grew, so did criticism of it, especially in the 1980s and '90s (How Welfare Began in the United States). Welfare helps those that are in need back then, and still continue to do so now, but there are so many people are misuse or abuse the programs which cause great problems. There are many reasons that most people misuse and abuse welfare; the most common one is that they want more benefits and money....   [tags: Unemployment, Welfare, Conditional Cash Transfer]

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Social Work And Social Welfare

- ... there are many pros and cons to going into this field. During different cases the social worker of the case may receive much of the blame from the media of things completely out of the workers control. many people who grow up seeing themselves as a “people person” go into this field believing they will simply conversate with people all day when in reality the career is so much more. the impact that social workers have on others lives can be a large weight on the shoulders of those holding that type of power....   [tags: Sociology, Social sciences, Social work, Welfare]

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The Welfare System Is A Better Efficient System

- ... It should be mandatory additions that individuals have to take part in to be eligible for TANF, SNAP, and state founded medical insurance. I agree with the limited time of 60 months that individuals have to receive TANF. In 60 months an individual, that intends to improve their circumstances, has the ability to increase education, search for employment, have children enrolled into school, and make changes. I do not agree with the amount of TANF that is provided to the families that are in need of cash benefits to make ends meet....   [tags: Unemployment, Welfare, Maslow's hierarchy of needs]

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Social Welfare And The Civil Rights Act

- ... McIntosh states that although the reliefs were tax-based they were not intended to supply all the poor’s needs.(2005) The back-and-forth of new social services, the reduction of the labor force, the breakdown of the outdated system, and the move toward industrialization were the beginning of the Elizabethan government’s role in providing social welfare benefits. The focus was customarily as a means of “controlling” those impoverished who were unable to locate employment and become a menace to society....   [tags: Unemployment, Welfare, Lyndon B. Johnson]

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Should Welfare Have More Restrictions?

- In the United States, roughly 30,000,000 people are on some form of welfare. That is 8% of the United States population. Should there be more restrictions to welfare. Some people believe that welfare should have restrictions, while others believe it should not have restrictions. What somewhat drives this controversy is whether welfare is effective, considering it is prone to be exploited. I chose welfare for my topic because it is an issue with a lot of depth and varying viewpoints. I also chose welfare because it is a severe problem in our society as well....   [tags: welfare, food stamps, tax payers]

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Mandatory Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients

- The process of drug testing individuals who are applying or receiving welfare benefits has recently become the focus of a widely spread controversy. Florida, the first state to pass the law, now requires all individuals applying for public assistance to undergo drug testing. The state of Kentucky, among others, have considered following this trend. State lawmakers hope to prevent the squandering of taxpayer dollars on drugs by proposing similar guidelines. Alabama’s states representative Kerry Rich clearly affirmed his state’s position on the matter, “I don’t think the taxpayers should have to help fund somebody’s drug habit” (qtd....   [tags: Require Drug Testing to Receive Welfare]

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Review of the Book "Ending Welfare As We Know It"

- Bill Clinton’s first presidential term was a surprising change period in policy toward low-income families. In 1993 Congress enacted a major development of the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income working families. In 1996 Congress passed and the president signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA). This legislation abolished the sixty-year-old Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program and replaced it with a block grant program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families....   [tags: Ending Welfare as we Know It]

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Analysis of Seping-Anderson Three Worlds of the Welfare Capitalism

- ... On the basis of these two principles, he deduced three different types of welfare state regime types. He distinguishes between Liberal, Christian-Democratic (conservative) and Social-Democratic regime types. Furthermore, he distinguishes between commodifying and de-commodifying regime types. This results in a continuum on which different kinds of countries can be placed. Figure 1 gives an overview of this continuum. In words, this would come down to that the Social-Democratic welfare state type is based on the principle of universalism....   [tags: regime, types, welfare, state]

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Welfare Reform Should Require Recipients to Work

- The number of Americans taking part in the welfare system today has hit 12 million, an all-time high, proving its significance in government. Americans not on welfare complain about the unfairness it causes, but have yet to propose a better plan. Changing these government assistance programs sounds easier than it really is, because while it may rid of those who take advantage of the free money, it also leaves plenty of helpless Americans to fend for themselves. In a society where Americans are compensated for idleness through government social programs, there exist many ecclesiastical institutions striving to reclaim dependent Americans by teaching self-reliance using more organized and fun...   [tags: Welfare Reform Essays]

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Examination of The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978

- Each year, there are thousands of children that are misplaced from their families and are seeking a permanent living placement. Their permanent placement may be found with family members or friends, or even through a private adoption. There are federal laws and state mandates that are implemented to ensure that the best interests of all children involved in an adoption or placement proceedings are heard. The best interests and needs of a child may include educational needs, medical needs, housing/placement preferences, or finding a family that reflects the ethnic and cultural heritage of the child in question....   [tags: Indian Child Welfare Act]

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We Must Help From Welfare Programs

- ... Therefore making the welfare programs ineffective in solving the problems it was created to solve. The welfare system was created to solve poverty. In the 1960’s the federal government established a poverty line to distinguish people officially considered as poor. As mentioned in Jordan Weissmann’s article “The Poverty Line Was Designed Assuming Every Family Had a Housewife Who Was a 'Skillful Cook” the line is calculated by the average cost of food that the average family needs for minimum nutrition tripled....   [tags: Poverty, Welfare, Economic inequality]

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Turnell and Edwards’ Signs of Safety and Child Welfare

- “The Signs of Safety approach is a relationship-grounded, safety-organized child protection framework designed to help families build real safety for children by allowing those families to demonstrate their strengths as protection over time. This strengths-based and safety-organized approach to child protection work requires partnership and collaboration with the child and family. It expands the investigation of risk to encompass strengths and signs of safety that can be built upon to stabilize and strengthen the child’s and family’s situation....   [tags: Child Welfare Essays]

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Stereotyping and the Welfare Family

- Stereotyping and the Welfare Family        There were times when I would pick up my little brother when he was covered in dirt from playing, laugh at his smudged little face and say, "you look like a little welfare baby." This was funny to me, it was easy to make light of the welfare system. Welfare recipients were lower class, which made for easier targets of ridicule. Truth be told, my family wasn't much higher on the economic scale. There were times when my mother had to use food stamps to make ends meat....   [tags: Stereotypes and Welfare]

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Aboriginal Colonization and Child Welfare Programs

- Much of the research on the topic of Aboriginal colonization and policy focuses around child welfare programs. It has been noted that there are disproportionate rates of children in the welfare system and out-of-home care in Canada, which is seen as “perpetuating a historical pattern of removing Aboriginal children from their homes that started with the residential school system of the past” (Sinha and Kozlowski, 2013: 1). Canada has decentralized child welfare systems to the provincial level and has focused on fostering the Aboriginal culture, customs and spirituality....   [tags: Out of Home Care, Canada, Welfare Systems]

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Modern Day Welfare Programs During The Great Depression

- ... We can fix this by only allowing people to stay on welfare for a year at most. A year is more than enough time to find a job and earn a steady income. Also, allowing people to stay on government assistance this long in this large of a quantity increases how much is spent on welfare. Welfare spending has significantly increased in recent years. In 2010, the federal government spent $647 billion dollars on welfare programs while it spent $342 billion in 2000, adjusted for inflation (DeHaven par....   [tags: Welfare, Unemployment, Conditional Cash Transfer]

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Welfare Drug Testing in the United States-Should it be Required?

- The idea of helping others is not a new concept. There are always individuals who need a little extra help every once in a while to get by. The main concept of welfare in the United States has been around since the 1800’s, for that very reason, to assist the needy. During the past five years, many have recognized a trend in welfare recipients and they want answers. Legislation has been submitted left and right regarding the issue of whether or not individuals receiving welfare should be drug tested in order to receive benefits from welfare assistance programs....   [tags: Welfare State, Poverty, Federal Assistance]

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Welfare Reform - Welfare Recipients MUST take Personal Responsibility

- Welfare Reform - Welfare Recipients MUST take Personal Responsibility      Public Welfare is an important support system of the United States government. Welfare has its benefits, but the system has pitfalls. Instead of abolishing welfare as critics of the system suggest, reforms can be made to correct the problems while government, either on the state or federal level, can continue to assist the impoverished.      The term welfare is used to describe a variety of programs that provide income support and create a safety net for poor individuals and families....   [tags: Public Welfare in America Welfare System]

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The Welfare Problem

- The Welfare Problem The poor are everywhere it seems. They are on the street corner, in the local 7 Eleven, and in the plaza. Sometimes I get sick of them and even angry with them when they pester me for money. I ask myself, "Is the best way to deal with poor, to give them money from my pocket?" It's obvious that other people have given them money from their pockets at different times. If no one had ever given them money, then these people wouldn't be standing here asking for money. The fact is, many poor people ask for money because they know they can get money that way....   [tags: Poor Welfare Government Essays]

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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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Should United States Citizens be Able to Collect Welfare for the Rest of their Lives?

- Should United States citizens who are capable of work and do not have a disability, be able to collect welfare for the rest of their lives. The welfare system in America started in the 1930's, during the great depression. “Many Americans were unhappy with the welfare system, claiming that individuals were abusing the welfare program by not applying for jobs, having more children just to get more aid, and staying unmarried so as to qualify for greater benefits.” Most states today offer states offer basic aid, health care, child care assistance, food stamps, unemployment, cash, and housing assistance....   [tags: welfare, aid, food stamps, unemployment]

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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]

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Welfare - Greedy Mothers and Lazy Families

- Welfare - Greedy Mothers and Lazy Families      Millions of Americans are signed up for welfare; the program designed to aid poor and needy families. Unfortunately, it has now become a way of life for many. Many argue that welfare is not destroying our culture and creating a dependent people who have learned to abuse certain privileges that come with living in America, but history has proven that this is not true.      When President Clinton signed the welfare reform bill, he said "Today, we are taking a historic chance to make welfare what it was meant to be: a second chance, not a way of life." Welfare was designed to give a boost to the poor-to help struggling families make it through t...   [tags: Welfare State Reform Argumentative]

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Welfare Reform

- Welfare Reform "The U.S. Congress kicked off welfare reform nationwide last October with the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, heralding a new era in which welfare recipients are required to look for work as a condition of benefits." http://www.detnews.com/1997/newsx/welfare/rules/rules.htm. Originally, the welfare system was created to help poor men, women, and children who are in need of financial and medical assistance. Over the years, welfare has become a way of life for its recipients and has created a culture of dependency....   [tags: Welfare Essays]

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Gendering the Welfare State

- Gendering the Welfare State The impetus for the creation of welfare in the United States was children . Children are viewed as a social good— the good students (or the troubled youth) of tomorrow or the devoted worker (or the unemployed worker) of the future. However rampant the notion of the free-market, capitalist society, children, argued proponents, are not autonomous beings and should not be treated as so. Therefore, it was morally right and just to create a program providing for children who could not be provided for....   [tags: United States Politics Welfare Papers]

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From Welfare To Workfare

- From Welfare to Workfare      There's an old joke that goes something like... Where do you hide a welfare recipient's cheque, where he'll never find it. Under his work boots. When Mike Harris was campaigning for the Progressive conservative party in 1994 he promised a "common sense revolution". This mixed with the huge unpopularity of Bob Ray's policies, made him a favourite for the upcoming election. With this new "common sense revolution", came Ontario Works, or workfare. (a program designed to help recipients find their cheques) The workfare topic was a huge issue to voters, and will effect not only the thousands of Ontario welfare recipients but every Ontarioan in one way or another....   [tags: Canada Work Welfare Jobs Essays]

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The American Welfare System Is The Provision Of A Minimal Wellbeing Of Its People Through Social Services

- ... An estimated one fourth of the labor force was out of work. With so many people suffering with financial difficulties, the government had to insert total new tactics. Thus bringing forth the welfare system as we know it. Franklin D. Roosevelt our thirty second president, passed some of the major bills in welfare. He passed the Social Security Act in 1935, the Unemployment Compensation and Aid to Dependent Children (AFDC) in 1939. These are programs that still exist today. In addition, a number of government agencies were created to supervise these programs....   [tags: Unemployment, Welfare, Great Depression]

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Welfare Is The Modern Day Robin Hood, Robbing The Rich And Middle Working Class

- Welfare is the modern day Robin Hood, robbing the rich and middle working class to support the poor. Our current welfare system has reached a record level of over 109,000,000 means tested recipients. (U.S. Census) Means tested is a process in which the government analyzes your ability to take care of your family without their assistance through subsidized aid. Some of the more popular government aid programs include Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Medicaid, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)....   [tags: Drug addiction, Welfare, Illegal drug trade]

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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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Innocent: Confession of a Welfare Mother

- Innocent: Confessions of a welfare mother is a memoir that defies the stigma that comes along with welfare and poverty. It outlines the trials and tribulations of a single Caucasian mother and her ability to maintain her family. Forced to make pivotal decisions and keep the best interest of her family in mind, she must take welfare handouts to get through her financial struggles. This memoir is a way to highlight the obstacles it takes to keep a stable household and get by at the worst times in a single mothers life....   [tags: welfere, poverty, lifestyle]

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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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How Behavioral Economics Theory And The Neoclassical Model Of Labor Supply Undermine Some Of Welfare Programs

- ... The accomplishment of that reform tells an unexpected story. Research conducted by Robert Rector Senior Research Fellow and Jennifer Marshall at The Heritage Foundation in the title of Welfare Reform: What Needs to Be Done stated, “Employment of never-married mothers increased by 50%, employment of single mothers with less than a high-school education increased by two-thirds, and employment of young single mothers between the ages of 18 and 24 approximately doubled. Child poverty among the demographic groups most affected by the new policy also fell dramatically” (Marshall)....   [tags: Welfare, Unemployment, Conditional Cash Transfer]

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Welfare Reform

- Welfare Reform Welfare is a public assistance program that provides at least a minimum amount of economic security to people whose incomes are insufficient to maintain an adequate standard of living. These programs generally include such benefits as financial aid to individuals, subsidized medical care, and stamps that are used to purchase food. The modern U.S. welfare system dates back to the Great Depression of the 1930’s. During the worst parts of the Depression, about one-fourth of the labor force was without work....   [tags: Social Welfare Retirement Economics Essays]

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Welfare to Work: Does It Really Benefit Single Parents?

- Welfare to Work: Does It Really Benefit Single Parents. When President Clinton signed the Personal Responsible & Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act in August of 1996, it ended welfare as we know it. Under this reform, wages and earnings replaced welfare, but many critics felt only problems arose from this program. Welfare to work forces poor and single parents into jobs that do not supply sufficient living wages (Albelda 1). These single parents can never work enough hours to support their families because the jobs are often inflexible which is not a match for a single parent....   [tags: Welfare Policy Low Wage Jobs]

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Welfare Policy : Welfare Dependency

- ... Flash forward to 70’s later, congress has now established multiple federal aid programs that help families with food, cash assistance, health insurance child care and even housing. Though welfare was put in place to ensure that every American family had a certain quality of standard living, but it has now become a cultural norm here in the United States for individuals to apply for benefits although many are able to sustain without assistance. It was reported in 2010 that millions of Americans sixty seven point three million to be exact either received “Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Social Security, support for higher education or other assistance once considered to be the res...   [tags: Poverty, Cycle of poverty]

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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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The Abuse of Welfare

- Social welfare is the promotion and distribution of material and physical aid by the government for citizens in need. Many people think just because you are on Welfare that you are automatically living off the government or that you’re too lazy to get a job, which in some cases may be true, but not in all cases they’re not. My grandmother was on Welfare for a long time while me and my little cousin was living with her. She got Medicaid, Food stamps, and WIC for the both of us. There are a lot of different methods of implementing and maintaining social welfare....   [tags: government, assitance, finances]

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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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Americans on Welfare

- How would you feel if you were paying a random adult out of your own pocket to simply live even though their income is higher than yours. According to statisticbrain “the total number of Americans on welfare [is] 12,800,000” and out of that number “the total number of U.S. States where welfare pays more than an $8 per hour job [is] 39, the total number of U.S. States where welfare pays more than a $12 per hour job [is] 6” Also, according to the same source the “Average Time [people are] on AFCD (Aid to Families with Dependent Children for over 5 years [is] 19.6%”....   [tags: United States, Social Security, Government]

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Welfare and Unemployment

- Welfare and unemployment benefits have been highly debated topics. According to statisticbrain.com (as of 9.10.2013), 12,800,000 Americans are on welfare, 46,700,000 Americans are on food stamps, and 5,600,000 are on unemployment insurance. In total, 4.1% of the U.S population is on welfare, accumulating a total of $131.9 billion total government spending on just welfare alone, that’s not including food stamps or unemployment. Welfare helps a lot of people and I’m all for helping the ones that actually need help....   [tags: drug testing, community service]

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The Welfare System

- The welfare system, its overall perceptions, and is it really helping everyone that really needs it, and are there those that are abusing it. Who decides who gets coverage, what type of assistance, should there be some sort of drug screening policy, how would we get rid of the welfare abusers, and should we continue to provide aide outside the US, while our citizens are barely getting by. There are upwards of eighty (80) federal welfare type programs available to American citizens and illegal aliens in the United States....   [tags: social security, medicaid]

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Welfare Creates More Welfare in the United States

- Welfare creates more welfare in the United States. About three out of five people depend on welfare in the United States. Many people in the United States depend on the help of welfare and forget about finding a job and earning an honest living for them selves. Yet, the people who mostly deserve welfare do not get it. It is given to people that have bad and disgusting habits such as, drugs, laziness, and no jobs. It is not fair to the people that are actually in need of the help such as, disabled and the elderly....   [tags: state aid for the unemployed]

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Welfare Reforms and Shifting Attitudes Toward Welfare

- Sociological Review of Flat Broke With Children What is welfare. At its most basal form, the concept of welfare is the idea that a central governing body or state will provide a basic level of support for its poorest members or citizens through programs at the expense of society at large. Examples of welfare can be traced all the way back to the Ancient Roman Empire, where measures of grain were provided to citizens who could not afford to purchase any for themselves. However, the roots of modern welfare in the United States can be traced back to legislation regarding mothers’ pensions, first enacted in 1911....   [tags: children, poverty, families]

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Welfare: A Hammock to a Trampoline

- Psalms 30:6 “When I felt secure I said, ‘I will never be shaken’” (New Living Translation). The goal of welfare is to help individuals afford the basic necessities of life, however, it has become apparent that throughout the generations people have become too comfortable and secure being on welfare and thus are not striving for self-sufficiency. As with all government run programs there is a budget for welfare services, and with more and more people applying for welfare and fewer returning to self-sufficiency there is simply not enough money to go around....   [tags: Social Programs]

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Pros and Cons of Welfare Programs

- AP Language and Composition The welfare system arose in the United States during the Great Depression, by the Social Security Act in the 1930s, providing medical and monetary aid to minorities such as women and their children, the elderly and later, entire families. During the Great Depression the Welfare system helped many families survive. Like many of the relief programs that were put into effect Welfare became a reform program, and remained permanent. Extensions to the original programs that had been created during the Great Depression were created in the New Deal, and Great society....   [tags: fraud, abuse, social security act]

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Welfare Reform in the United States

- "The U.S. Congress kicked off welfare reform nationwide last October with the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, heralding a new era in which welfare recipients are required to look for work as a condition of benefits." Originally, the welfare system was created to help poor men, women, and children who are in need of financial and medical assistance. Over the years, welfare has become a way of life for its recipients and has created a culture of dependency....   [tags: Politics, Policies]

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The Pros and Cons of Welfare

- When you hear the words “welfare” what comes to mind. To me, the word welfare has always had a very negative connotation. However, after looking further into the concept behind it all, welfare isn’t always such a bad thing. In general, welfare provides financial stability for those who are otherwise unable to do so. Welfare can be very beneficial to a multitude of people with many different ways to make life easier. Welfare in the United States refers to a federal welfare program that has been put into place to benefit unemployed people or just your average lower class person....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]

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A Welfare System and Its Challenges

- Introduction Merriam Webster defines ‘Welfare system’ as, ” a social system in which a government is responsible for the economic and social welfare of its citizens and has policies to provide free health care, money for people without jobs, etc.; also : a country that has such a system.” (Webster, 1964) Started after the Industrial revolution, the notion of a welfare state is of providing its citizens with economic and social-wellbeing; the state safeguards the basic necessities such as health, education and human rights....   [tags: Society, Poor]

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Problems With Welfare In the USA

- The definition of welfare is simply the state of being well cared for. This includes help with people in need of medical, financial, and organized educational needs (“Social Welfare”). Welfare started far before the term welfare was made for what was being done. Welfare can be traced back to the sixteenth- century when the British Poor Laws were created. The British Poor Laws made an establishment between unable to work and able bodies unemployed. In the beginning, welfare was designed mainly for single mothers who need assistance with supporting her family....   [tags: Poverty, British Poor Laws]

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The Problems with the Welfare System

- As the common phrase goes, “where there’s a will, there’s a way.” Change in the welfare system is a must now more than ever because the government is in such a bad economic state, and it must and should be ensured that the tax payers know exactly where their money is going once those welfare checks are administered. Drug testing is a top priority in welfare reform and it should be; tax payers’ money should not be used for the purchase of illegal substances. The state of Texas and the United States face problems with misuse of welfare funds and there must be a change in the system in order to combat this....   [tags: unemployment benefits]

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The Detriments of the Welfare System

- During the 1960’s when I was growing up, children always came after marriage. If a woman had a baby out-of-wedlock, her family would frequently be disgraced. More often then not she would marry the baby’s father, but somewhere between then and now, things changed. Today, having a baby out-of-wedlock has become very acceptable. As a matter of fact, being unemployed, unmarried, or poor is no longer a concern. That is to say, expectant mothers can depend on government support if they are income eligible....   [tags: U.S. Law]

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Globalization and the Decline of the Welfare State

- The idea that globalization and the welfare states can conflict comes from the fact that: while globalization is based on profit maximization, the welfare states main goal is to reduce, if not eliminate inequality, insecurity and poverty through proper redistribution of wealth mechanisms. The welfare state has to enhance “people’s adaptability, so that they, whatever their skills, can turn themselves from losers into winners through their own efforts” (Dennis J. Snower. Et al.137). The point of departure is that these two concepts are related to the allocation of resources and any conflict will have to occur on that level....   [tags: International Free Trade, Global Commerce]

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