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Welfare: History, Review, Examination
An examination of welfare and poverty in the United States.
# 100782 | 2,027 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper examines an important issue in America today - welfare and poverty. The writer discusses the history of welfare in America. The writer believes that there is no right or wrong way to go about reforming welfare because of its direct effect on human beings. The writer further suggests that reform should still offer assistance to those who need it while getting their lives back in order. The writer also points out that until the federal government steps in and alters the system, those in poverty will not receive much help and the taxpayer will continue to spend large sums of money but see no improvement. The writer concludes that it is up to the federal government to step in and modify or create a better system in order to help the people that need it the most.

From the Paper:

"For decades, the United States government has provided financial assistance for those in poverty. Every day, the poor work minimum wage jobs in order to get by, only buying the necessities of life, if they can afford it. Many cannot manage to pay for insurance or a car, let alone the gas to put in it. Others eat meager meals or as little as possible to make their food last until the next paycheck. If they happen to have a spouse and children, it makes living a reasonable life even more difficult. The purpose of welfare is to help these people until they are able to find a permanent job and recover to a reasonable place in society. Welfare, though, has not worked to correct this problem and has instead become a societal plateau which many have decided to remain on. Welfare and poverty have changed over the years depending on where we were as a country and the federal government's position on assisting the impoverished."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Egendorf, Laura K. "A Lack of Opportunities Causes Poverty." Opposing Viewpoints: Poverty. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1999
  • Kaufmann, Richard A. "Leaders Pursue Unity in Fighting Poverty." Christianity Today 16 Jun. 1997: 60-61
  • Rector, Robert. "Welfare Reform is Necessary." Opposing Viewpoints: Poverty. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1997.
  • "Tracking Welfare Reform." Editorial. Tracking Welfare 14 May 1998: 20.

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