Welfare Reform and the Poor
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This paper examines both sides of the welfare reform system to attempt to arrive at a factual decision as to whether the reform of the welfare system was good or bad. It is hypothesized that welfare reform was good overall, although it had some areas that have been found to be detrimental to the very people that it was designed to help. In order to study whether this hypothesis is valid, a literature review is conducted to analyze the data that has been collected by others.
From the Paper:"According to one recently written welfare reform book, there are many things that the country could have done over the years to reform the welfare system. They only did a few of these things, and many of them were not done properly. However, the authors deal with the current welfare reform ideas as well, and their thoughts seem to revolve around one central issue. The current welfare reform limits benefits for a certain period of time. Most of the benefits are for two years or less, which isn't really very long for someone trying to straighten out their life. Other benefits have a five-year lifetime limit, so people who get themselves off of welfare and then need to go back on it may not get the help that they need, depending on the amount of time they were on it the first time (Goldberg & Collins, 2001)."
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