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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 ...
Social Service Vouchers: Eliminating Poverty by Including Sectarians in a Constitutional Manner
In the first section of the paper I will begin by describing the state of welfare at the end of the old system, then I will discuss the changes that were made to the system, and then I will discuss the system as it is set ...
“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 ...
Health, Wealth and Poverty: Why the U.S. Needs Universal Healthcare
Among industrialized nations, twenty-eight of the twenty-nine cited by the World Health Organiztion have some form of universal healthcare. The exception is the United States. Poor people are the most likely to be uninsured ...
Zero Hunger: President Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva's Bold Reform of Public Assistance in Brazil
This paper seeks to better understand the existing programs that comprise Fome Zero and how the current programs have positively impacted the impoverished in Brazil. Because of the program's weaknesses, this paper also ...