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    Women and Welfare

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    The Struggle of Women on Welfare Women in today’s society face many adversities. In this essay I will discuss fact versus stereotypical perceptions about the various social and economic problems women must face everyday. I grew up on the Upper East Side in Manhattan mostly comprised of wealthy, socialite families. I attended The Convent of Sacred Heart, also one of the top, private, all girl schools in Manhattan. The majority of the students come from very privileged families and are, more often

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    into the humiliation of the welfare line. For two years now, Diana has tried to get back on her feet, but with only a high school diploma, she can't find a job to support her family. Getting a college degree is her only way out, but her check isn't enough to afford daycare, so she's stuck accepting welfare. This is not an uncommon scenario. Most people on welfare are looking for a way to rejoin the American work force; yet, society's stereotype of a welfare recipient is consistently that

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    of his life, I mean if he really wanted to, he would try harder and somehow do wh at he wanted. We tried to leave as soon as possible. But then I began reading these essays about the homeless and it started to change my mind. The essay "Virginia's Trap" by Peter Marin especially effected me because of the way it portrays the young woman that has nothing going for her and almost everything against her. I though about this and decided I had misunderstood the whole plight of this population and thought

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    The Welfare system in the United States began around the 1930s to help those in need. It was created for the unemployed and underemployed to use in helping out with the needs of their families. This original program lasted until 1996, when the federal government stopped the federal aid to all poor and cut welfare to poor women with children. In 1996 the New Deal was created, and it created health and nutrition programs, minimum wage, subsidized housing, Aid to families with dependent children

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    Welfare

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    How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work Many struggle to live without government aid and other public assistance, but now we are living in a system where people went from welfare to work and back to welfare with a slowing economy those who got off of welfare went on make 9 to 12 hour for the first time in there lives and now what is happening once again is the is that people are back to a lower paying jobs or no job having to make a decisions about the ends justifying the means the authors

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    Welfare recipients have been pushed to work towards independence and self-reliance by the nineteen ninety-six Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. With the creation of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, states have assertively moved to adopt programs and policies to help families transition off of welfare and into the workplace. Looking at welfare reform policies that have been under drastic criticism since their inception, such as time limits

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    Sharon Hays argues that welfare reform policymakers were legislating moral prescriptions for women in poverty who were to take on Welfare aid. I think it could be argued that moral prescriptions on the lives of Welfare recipients was purposeful. Politicians felt Welfare needed to change and help recipients become more self-sufficient over time. This would save money as time went on but would also be a measure of success if less people were on Welfare as time went on. To make Welfare more temporary, inefficiencies

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    The Jihad Trap

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    The Jihad Trap The war America is engaged in after the attacks on the WTC, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania is a war for the hearts and minds of average Muslims around the world. Bin Laden, if indeed he is the mastermind behind the attacks, has set a trap for the US into which it must not fall. By attacking the US as part of a jihad ("a holy war"), Bin Laden is in fact claiming to Muslims to represent their grievances and to represent real Islam. He is in effect saying: "Muslims, I share your grievances

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    Workfare: A Critical Examination

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    Introduction This essay will examine the technique of workfare as a way of governing the poor. Workfare is a widely contested area which evokes many conflicting opinions at both the political and the public level. The following quote comes from Dan Hodges, a British commentator writing for The Daily Telegraph, and gives an interesting insight in one of the discussions workfare poses. Hodges writes about the way several proponents of workfare (including David Cameron, the British PM in 2012), who

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    easy route by receiving welfare at rates well above the rate of the working man or woman. This is a very disappointing matter to me, other young taxpaying adults like myself and these are the reasons I feel we should have a reform on welfare. Welfare in the United States was created to help those who could not help themselves. Today it has gotten so big, its range has spread out to the point where generations of individuals rely solely on the income received from welfare. It is misused in the United

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