Academic Papers on Social Services/Welfare

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This 10 page paper compares social services today to the same programs as they existed in the 1930's. The evolution of the programs from that time period until present is examined in this paper that touches on the unemployment situation, welfare reform, problems with social security and the need for a national health insurance plan. ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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, ...

This 10 page paper looks at the Social Security system in-depth, the current dilemma it faces as 'baby boomers' age, as well as possible solutions. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 6 page article review provides a comprehensive overview of Social Security in the United States. An argument is made that Social Security is in need of "an overhaul"-- as the current system definitely requires some reallocation of funds. The original purpose of Social Security is defined and specific issues unique to today's society are ...

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 ...

An 8 page paper based on Edin and Lein's Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low Wage Work, discussing some of the survival strategies of single mothers unable to support themselves and their children fully through either welfare programs or low-wage work. Full time low-wage employment appears to yield higher ...

A 9 page research paper in which the writer describes proposals for welfare reform made by Clinton, Moynihan, and others. Of particular concern is whether or not such reform will help and also whether or not they are actually necessary. The writer evaluates whether or not single mothers on welfare are currently motivated to ...

A 10 page research paper discussing the history of welfare programs in the United States and how their original purposes have changed drastically in modern times as so many new "costs" became involved. Welfare's criticisms are explained in great detail and a number of useful statistics are provided. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Social Security

  • 5 page paper

Three questions are addressed in this 5 page paper about the state of the social security system in the late 1990's. Discussed are whether or not a person should feel entitled to benefits, whether or not the benefits will be there when a young person reaches retirement age as well as the debate surrounding privatization. ...

A 16 page paper discussing whether the Social Security Program in the United States needs reform, some of the significant issues, and possible solutions. It is argued that the most reasonable course of action would be to continue to collect FICA taxes as we always have, and for the government to invest at least a ...

A 7 page overview of the impacts of U.S. policy on the poor on both a domestic and an international level. Predicts that this war on the poor will ultimately result in the creation of just two socioeconomic classes, the extremely rich and the extremely poor. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Welfare Reform

  • 5 page paper

5 pages in length. A look at the undesirable aspects of welfare reform and why it is not necessarily beneficial to the welfare recipients. By not living up to the standards set by welfare reform which is established on an individual basis by each state, single people and families alike are in danger ...

This 5 page paper uses Florida as a sample state to institute a new program to combat child Abuse. A couple of counties are targeted to embrace a team approach which might help to alleviate the heavy work load taken on by social workers. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Homelessness

  • 8 page paper

This 8 page paper provides an example study on deviance in respect to the homeless. Several New York homeless are interviewed in this illustration of how information should be gathered. Examples of actual homeless situations are noted in a section which reports on relevant published materials. The actual situations are compared with the example interviews. ...

An 8 page discussion of the prejudices and attempts at cultural annihilation which have occurred, and are occurring, right here in the United States. Relates our role in prejudice and injustices throughout the world as well and discusses how these prejudices are based not just on race and ethnicity but also on money. Bibliography lists 7 sources. ...

A 5 page research paper that first of all examines the principal points of William Ryan's Blaming the Victim (1971), which accuses American society of perpetuating social rhetoric that places the blame for social inequalities on the victims. The writer then examines some recent articles on health care and the poor to assess how they ...

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