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  • Mothers And Welfare Recipients
    857 words
    WORK, WELFARE, AND SINGLE MOTHERS If you want to know a big problem in our country today it is single mothers and welfare. If you look at all the money that we throw away each and every year, you wouldn = t think this would be a problem. With all the rich giving to the poor, some should go to single parents trying their best to take care of their children. This could be easy, if they would just go and get a job they would be off welfare very quickly. But it isn = t that easy, study ='s show that...
  • Single Mothers
    796 words
    How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Workman 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 au...
  • Welfare Reform President Clinton
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    Welfare and welfare reform has been a hot topic amongst politicians and their constituents for years. Feeling the pressure brought on by people crying out for welfare reform President Clinton brought about some changes in our welfare system. Prior to President Clinton's sweeping reforms this is not the first time that the whole idea of welfare has come under fire; former California governor Wilson, was a strong opponent of welfare. It was he, along with many other people, which really were the o...
  • Mothers Poverty
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    The Origins of the Feminization of Poverty The United Nations Development Fund for Women reports that women are still the poorest of the world's poor, representing 70% of the 1.3 billion people who live in absolute poverty. They also estimate that nearly 900 million women in the world have incomes of less than $1 a day. In the United States alone, women are about 50 percent more likely to be poor than men. The feminization of poverty in America has steadily increased since the 1950's. Researcher...
  • Poor Single Mothers
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    In the article "Foreword: Making Ends Meet, How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work", author Christopher Jencks addresses the issue of how single mothers are able to survive while being on welfare and having low-wage jobs. According to authors Kathryn Edin and Laura Lein, most poor single mothers supplement their income from other sources such as: money from relatives, friends, their children's fathers, or some employment that is not reported to the IRS (1997, pp. ix- iv). When they...

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