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welfare

Pubic funds provided to persons and families whose income falls below certain federal poverty levels. See Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Child welfare Social medicine The constellation of public assistance programs for indigent families.
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Weighing in on what he describes as a debate between convergence and divergence theories, Kasza claims that the case of Japan demonstrates that there is greater convergence of welfare policy than acknowledged in the literature.
Reese's book serves an important function by analytically and comprehensively exploring the assaults against welfare over the past 60 years.
It found that "the child welfare system is currently based on child protection, being its first and often only response.
Timing for events like this couldn't be more valuable, according to Ria de Grassi, director of livestock, animal health and welfare for the California Farm Bureau Federation.
Mothers, however, spent about 2 fewer hours each day with their preschoolers while working than while on welfare.
According to federal statistics, black children in the child welfare system are placed in foster care at twice the rate for white children.
Only I had some problems getting there every day, so I didn't get my welfare check last month.
For Carroll that golden opportunity comes with the passage of then-president Bill Clinton's 1996 Welfare Reform Act and the generous employment practices of the United Parcel Service (UPS), where Carroll started as a part-time truck loader.
But there was always a more rational, economically calculating motivation behind welfare reform, represented by business groups like the U.
Welfare in the State of Arkansas was in the process of changing from the AFDC program effective July 1, 1997.
Critics of the program condemn it as pure make-work that costs taxpayers more than just keeping the people on welfare, and according to some sources, President Bush is considering killing the program.
Katz relentlessly marshals every possible recent example of diminution of the welfare state.