Critics argue that improved access to job training, education, and adequate child and health care would prove more beneficial than cuts to welfare benefits in motivating single mothers to improve their economic position and get off of social assistance.
I have worked in my time, too. For example, asked what kinds of thing she had heard about welfare recipients, Rhonda, a year old White woman with a young son, explained: Given the added costs of childcare, transportation, and the loss of health insurance benefits that accompany paid employment, many single mothers find that when they calculate the costs and benefits of employment, it is more economically practical and better for their children if they remain on welfare.
Rather than seeing the welfare office as a place for help, recipients view it with suspicion and distrust. Their voices provide a crucial counterpoint to the politicians and policy "experts" who have shaped the policy reform initiative.
The public looks for women who buy steak with food stamps and feel vindicated when they find them. Twenty-five percent of recipients in each state must be working by the end of Critics argue that the American approach to welfare and social benefits has been to make their collection and receipt as difficult to obtain and as punitive as possible, emphasizing individual responsibility for poverty and the moral value of work.
This approach endeavors to encourage planned, two-parent, self-sufficient families, which is not, on its own, a negative ideal. Lessons From Recent Policy Research. Why did you get lazy all of the sudden? But I was being honest with him. Another highly controversial aspect of welfare reform is the emphasis on minimizing out-of-wedlock childbirth.
The largest company in its industry, Western Union has serviced cash payments for thousands of well-known corporations for more than one hundred years. The TANF program was a concerted effort to push "lazy" welfare recipients off of public assistance and into paid employment.
Racist overtones are evident, as well.
The Paper Store, Inc. Bush, there continues to be cuts to federal welfare budgets and a trend toward increasing the involvement of religious organizations in the provision of programs and assistance to low-income families. To find a location near you, just call Western Union at and give their operator your postal zip code.
There are Western Union locations in just about every neighborhood.
They say we look like slobs; we keep our houses this way and that way. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. Its interesting to hear how they maneuver the system to tailor to their needs even though the practice themselves still leaves them grossly under water in terms of financial "stability".
The administration of social services by religious organizations opens up the possibility of discrimination against certain groups, such as gays and lesbians and unwed mothers, on religious and moral grounds, all the while protected by the right of religious freedom.
Turning many of the details of welfare law over to the states, it sets lifetime welfare payments at a maximum of 5 years, and the majority of adult recipients are required to work after 2 years.
When asked if they ever hear negative comments about people on welfare, they overwhelmingly answered, "Yes," and most claimed that criticism has been directed at them personally.
Welfare recipients who were interviewed by the author shared their perspectives on work requirements, family caps, time limits, and other features of TANF Temporary Assistance to Needy Families -- the new welfare reform program. They sometimes feel that they, themselves, are victimized by policies of "reverse discrimination" and that African Americans reap employment and social welfare benefits.
But there are as many White people on it as Black people. These qualitative interviews are supplemented with up-to-date statewide and national data on welfare reform and its consequences.
That being said, all the numbers and statistics are grossly inaccurate and difficult to picture unless someone like me is magically able to recall what life and the economy was like circa 20 years ago.
State University of New York Press, Right from your own neighborhood store, you can send us a cash payment and get an instant receipt for it! Respondents felt that the administrative culture of AFDC is more concerned with enforcement of eligibility and compliance than with actually helping clients.
Our society despises poor women, particularly African American poor women, who are seen as rejecting the traditional nuclear family that contains at least one and possibly two breadwinners and, instead, "choosing" to remain dependent on the public dole. Dee is an African American woman, aged 24, with three children, 4 years old and younger.
During the Reagan and Bush Sr.She has authored three books, including "So You Think I Drive a Cadillac?": Welfare Recipients' Perspectives on the System and Its Reform ().
She recently received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to research the health insurance needs of families leaving welfare to take up employment and their access to health care services. “So You Think I Drive a Cadillac?” Welfare Recipients’ Perspectives on the System and Its Reform, Karen Seccombe is a professor in the School of Community Health at Portland State University.
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