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  • Commensurate Large Of Poor Children
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    Immigrants come to the United States to look for work and to increase their finances. Similarities between old and new immigrants are that that are willing to accept the lowest paid jobs, their concentration in a few port cities, and settling in urban destinations. Differences are that the "old" immigration was overwhelmingly European and white, but the present inflow is, to a large extent, nonwhite and comes from 3rd world countries. Nuclear Family: a family in which a married couple resides wi...
  • Swift's Proposal
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    March 20, 2000 Paper #3 Jonathan Swift in his essay, 'A Modest Proposal's suggests a unique solution to the problem concerning poor children in Ireland. Swift uses several analytical techniques like statistics, induction, and testimony to persuade his readers. His idea is admirable because he suggests that instead of putting money into the problem, one can make money from the problem. However, his proposal is inhumane. Swift wrote his proposal for those that were tired of looking at poor childre...
  • Children's Poor Health
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    Children Growing Up Poor in America Why are some people poor and homeless, while others have so much money they literally throw it away Depending on who is asked, the reasons for the great inequality range from illiteracy to corruption. The United States, the wealthiest nation on Earth, has the widest gap between rich and poor of any industrialized nation, and disparities continue to grow. The people most affected by poverty are the future of this country, the children. "Young children are the l...
  • Workhouses Prisons For The Poor
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    What problems, if any, did the workhouse solve? In this essay I intend to highlight the advantages and disadvantages of the workhouse system. By starting with a brief introduction to how and why the need for a workhouse arose, with references to relevant journals and websites, I hope to illustrate how the initial benefit scheme was abused and later abolished. Thus showing the origin of the present day social benefit system. Workhouses are said to have dated back from 1601 when, through the Act f...
  • Swifts Proposal
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    In Jonathon Swifts A Modest Proposal, one of the voices that is present throughout the story is that of irony. The story itself is ironic since no one can take Swifts proposal seriously. This irony is clearly demonstrated at the end of the story. Swift makes it clear that this proposal would not affect him since his children were grown and his wife unable to have any more children. It would be rather absurd to think that a rational man would want to both propose this and take part in the eating ...
  • Categorical Programs
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    By the middle of the fourteenth century, begging was becoming a social problem. During periods of economic dislocation, the unemployed began to roam the countryside and migrated to the towns looking for work. Capitalism, wage labor, and poverty continued to grow. The American welfare state is dated from the Social Security Act of 1935. the act continued and hardened the categorical programs that had been enacted by the states between 1910 and the 1920's. Categorization began with the institution...

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