Academic Papers on Social Security & Welfare

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A 13 page overview of the Social Security Program. Provides a detailed view of the economic and social situation leading up the program and a history of the developments over the past sixty years. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

A 5 page research paper on the social forces affecting welfare policy in the U.S., its affects on women, children and minorities, and need for future advocacy by social workers at the state and federal levels. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 20 page overview on U.S. wealth in terms of preparedness for retirement, and how this affects the social security debate. The writer reviews the current situation for the elderly, and compares this to expectations and reality for future generations. Also covered is the success of Chile's social security program and a discussion ...

5 pages in length. There is no guarantee that American retirees will enter their twilight years with much financial support from the United States Social Security system. Indeed, the failing program has been stricken with a number of blows to its assets that have made it a significant concern for all citizens, no ...

This is an 8 page paper that looks at the Social Security system; it's history, benefits and problems. Many believe that there will not be funds available to continue providing benefits beyond the first quarter of the next century. This paper looks at some of the reasons this has come about and delineates strategies as ...

Social problems and solutions are discussed in this 10 page paper. Problems such as crime, teen pregnancy and Aids are noted. The ongoing controversy surrounding implementation of social welfare programs is also included. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

This 10 page research paper examines the federally-established program known as WIC (Women, Infants and Children). Specifically discussed is the agency's history, current available information on program eligibility and benefits, its goal and program objectives, standards and criteria, services, and some suggestions on how the WIC program could be more effective. Bibliography lists 7 ...

A.F.D.C. & W.I.C.

  • 2 page paper

2 pages reflecting upon an interview with a social worker who discusses AFDC and WIC programs (welfare-related). Essay is complimented by a wealth of statistics. 4 sources listed in bibliography.

A 6 page paper discussing the Women's, Infants, and Children's supplemental food program. Beginning with its history, it describes how the program works, who is eligible, and discusses the various problems the government has had paying for it. Bibliography lists seven sources.

The necessity for effective child welfare systems requires a knowledge of the categorization of child welfare problems, and the acknowledgment of the role of social workers in providing services. This 6 page paper provides a brief overview of the Chapters 1 and 2 of Kadushin's book as an effective starting point for understanding child ...

3 pages in length. A brief look at how views on welfare have changed during the late twentieth century. The writer focuses on recent Presidential administrations and is particularly concerned with the revolutionary value of Bill Clinton's views on welfare. Important legislation such as the Family Support Act of 1988 and the Americans With Disabilities ...

This 7 page paper discusses the significance & purpose of welfare in society. Specific issues concerning such relevant items as The Family Support Act are brought up to illustrate points argued about the possible costs of welfare reform. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A Look at Welfare Reform

  • 11 page paper

This is an 11 page paper that examines the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 on a national level and the New Jersey Welfare Reform Act of 1992. These acts of legislation limit the time an individual may receive assistance and impose regulations that require participation in job seeking activities. A proposal ...

Welfare Reform

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper focuses on The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 in a discussion on welfare reform. The problem of having too many people looking for jobs in the future is addressed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This 8 page paper examines welfare to work programs inclusive of a mock case study. The feasibility of implementing such a program based upon a cost benefit analysis is the primary focus of the paper. Paper looks at tangible benefits over a five year period of time. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

6 pages in length. New Jersey's black Democratic Senator Wayne Bryant was instrumental in implementing the family cap legislation that removed a woman's ability to receive welfare benefits for her illegitimate children. It has been called groundbreaking in the way in which it attacked what lawmakers labeled a significant source of poverty within ...

This 8 page paper explores the underclass, particularly in American society. The term is defined and concepts pertinent to capitalism are explored. John Kenneth Galbraith's The Culture of Contentment is a basis for much of the discussion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

8 pages in length. Whether or not welfare reform has been beneficial to the state of New Jersey is not a question that can be answered with a simple yes or no. There are a number of variables that must be taken into consideration before an accurate assessment of such impact can be ...

Homelessness

  • 11 page paper

This 11 page paper looks at the homeless problem in America in the nineties. The McKinney Act is seen as being ineffective. Other solutions are discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Welfare Mothers

  • 9 page paper

Economic issues involving welfare mothers are discussed in this 9 page paper. Myths of welfare mothers are exposed but arguments on both sides of this controversial issue are explored. Conclusions show that allowing parents to raise their own children is most practical; this view is supported by Economist John Galbraith as well as the author ...

This 10 page paper discusses Galbraith's 1992 work describing the state of American affairs after the course of the what he sees as the self-serving economic comfort achieved by the fortunate and politically dominant community during the 1980s. The paper argues against Galbraith's assertion that the success of the U.S. political system requires ...

5 pages in length. A thorough analysis of benefits provided to single mothers on welfare and the controversy surrounding relevant issues. The writer is particularly concerned with whether or not research suggests that welfare mothers are "lazy" and do not try hard enough to find work. It is argued that welfare is indeed a necessary ...

5 page review of an article from the American Journal of Sociology examining the relationship between work and welfare in poor, female-headed families, tracing the process single mothers follow to get off of welfare. Various social and economic issues are explored and it is ultimately concluded that background characteristics actually have very little direct influence ...

In this 14 page research paper, the writer addresses the failure of social workers to resolve the problem of single mothers on welfare. The paper defines exactly who the individual so-called welfare mother is, what are her singular and particularly unique issues, and how the welfare mother attitudinally perceives `work' and what kinds of skills, ...

A 15 page review of Linda Gordon's book in which the writer analyzes how reformers view poor single mothers and welfare. Three of its chapters are about the views of the white women's social welfare network, the black women's social welfare network (excluded from the white women's groups mostly by raw segregation), and the white ...

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