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Analyzing the Underclass: American Values, Normative Functions, and Implications for Research and Policy
Values, norms, morals, and ideologies impact nearly every aspect of American life. Importantly, the established, hegemonic principles that actively shape our perceptions of the world around us also inform our actions and ...
Following Through: America, Britain, and the Rhetorical Drive from Welfare to Work
Sharing a similar cultural, sociological, and legal background, the United States and the United Kingdom provide one another with an opportunity for comparison and reflection. In the specific arena of public assistance, ...
America's Food Crisis and Poverty; How U.S. Agricultural Policy Hurts the Poor the Most
The U.S. has reached a point where its partiality to commodity crops has created new demarcations of class. The rich produce cheap foods eaten by the poor, who are generally overweight. These foods are bad for health, and ...
Effects of 1996 on Immigration and Immigrant Policy Reforms on Legal Permanent Residents
Essentially, PRWORA [Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act] promised to decrease welfare spending by $55 billion over five years, limit welfare receipt to two years after which time recipients ...
Anti-Poverty Policy and Race: The Need for Policy to Recognize the Continuing Significance of Race
Therefore, the goal of this paper is multifaceted. Through a historical examination of poverty and government response, some beliefs about the causes of and solutions to poverty will be explored. The paper will then turn ...
“Misiones”: Social Programs of the Bolivarian Revolutionary Government of Venezuela as a development model for alleviating poverty
Hugo Chavez’s social programs, including education, land reform, and other projects more commonly referred to as “misiones”, are some of the most progressive aspects of his government. . . . Not only do the misiones provide ...