Essays and Research Papers on Social Services/Welfare

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19 pages in length. Hunger is not a new social ill; rather, the quest for – and often short supply of – food has caused entire populations to perish, compelled otherwise upstanding citizens to steal and continues to be responsible for the suffering of untold numbers of people in contemporary society. While much ...

This 11 page paper examines the health care crisis in developing countries. Social work models are defined. Solutions are explored. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 4 page paper examines an article in light of general ideology on the poor. Health concerns are discussed as well as a general look at the distribution of the wealth. No addition sources cited.

5 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses People Escaping Poverty Project (PEPP), the history of welfare and how policy changes are necessary in order to protect those who are recipients of the social welfare system. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 6 page paper discusses various movements such as civil rights and ones lodged for welfare and so forth, each based on the Piven and Cloward work entitled Poor People's Movements. In addition to this book, personal insights into the history of movements by poor people are included. No additional sources cited.

A 4 page research paper that offers an overview of the history and significance of the community mental health movement, which resulted in the deinstitutionalization of mental health patients in in the latter half of the twentieth century. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Government policy and social realities are often intimately intertwined. This 5 page paper explores the different types of welfare states that exist in Western Europe in terms of social and economic change. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page position paper agreeing with the concepts presented in Steven Muller’s “Time to Kill” (The National Interest, Summer 1997), in which the author asserts that Europe’s perpetual high unemployment and business-constraining government regulations could in time destroy the fabric of the European culture. Both existing and emerging conditions “suggest that the outcome ...

This 3 page paper provides an overview of an argument against safe haven laws, suggesting that these laws give women the ability to "opt out" of motherhood without a necessary adoptive process. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

10 pages in length. In today's world of institutional care, one might readily surmise that abuse or neglect of children is more common than one wants to admit. Although laws have been passed pertaining to health reform in this area, the extent to which this abuse occurs is sometimes not reported, particularly when such ...

This 5-page paper answers questions concerning laws and social work. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 12 page paper delineating a complexity of problems associated with poverty. Suggests that these problems require a flexible approach to their solution. This approach must include traditional programs designed to meet the most basic of human needs but it must also include measures to address the more ancillary problems of poverty. ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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.

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