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Title:
Welfare : opposing viewpoints
Author:
Haley, James, 1968-
Publication Information:
San Diego : Greenhaven Press : Thomson/Gale, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Presents differing views on the role of welfare in American society, abuses of the system, and possible reforms.
Language:
English
Contents:
The high value of welfare benefits keeps the poor on welfare / James L. Payne -- A lack of opportunities keeps the poor on welfare / Kathryn Edin and Laura Lein -- Welfare causes an increase in out-of-wedlock births / Michael Tanner and David B. Kopel -- Welfare does not cause an increase in out-of-wedlock births / Michael B. Katz -- Welfare fraud is widespread / James L. Payne -- Insufficient welfare benefits encourage fraud / Karen Seccombe -- The government must enforce child welfare payments / Elaine Sorensen and Ariel Halpern -- Noncustodial fathers should not be required to pay child support / John Smith -- Refugees deserve welfare assistance from the government / Sara Paretsky -- Refugees should be discouraged from accepting welfare / Don Barnett -- Private charity should replace welfare / David Kelley -- Private charity should not replace welfare / Janet Poppendieck -- Religious organizations can reduce poverty / Ronald J. Sider -- Privatization of welfare benefits recipients / Peter Cove -- Privatization of welfare does not benefit recipients / Bill Berkowitz -- The government should discourage welfare dependency / Charles Murray -- Welfare recipients need more government assistance / Jared Bernstein and Mark Greenberg -- Work requirements and government subsidies will reduce poverty / Ron Haskins -- Work requirements harm poor mothers / Randy Albelda -- Welfare policies should discourage out-of-wedlock births / Lisa E. Oliphant -- Welfare policies should not promote marriage / Laurie Rubiner.
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ISBN:
9780737712469

9780737712452
Format :
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Summary

Despite the welfare reform of the mid-1990s, welfare remains one of the most contentious issues of our time. Chapters include: Does Welfare Cause Dependency and Out-of-Wedlock Births? Is Abuse of the Welfare System a Serious Problem? Can Private Efforts Replace the Welfare System? How Should Welfare Be Reformed?


Summary

Despite the welfare reform of the mid-1990s, welfare remains one of the most contentious issues of our time. Chapters include: Does Welfare Cause Dependency and Out-of-Wedlock Births? Is Abuse of the Welfare System a Serious Problem? Can Private Efforts Replace the Welfare System? How Should Welfare Be Reformed?