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ISBN-10: 0737754311

ISBN-13: 9780737754315

Edition: 2012

Authors: Greenhaven Press Editors, Margaret Haerens

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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; ; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model...not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th
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Book details

List price: $33.80
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Publication date: 10/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?
Is Welfare Reform Working?
Chapter Preface
Welfare Reform Is Working
Welfare Reform Is Not Working
Welfare Reform Has Had Mixed Results
Welfare Reform Has Not Gone Far Enough
A New Agenda Is Needed to Fight Poverty
Welfare Helps Reduce Poverty
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography
How Has the Recession Affected Welfare?
Chapter Preface
The Stimulus Bill Reverses Welfare Reform
The Stimulus Bill Does Not Reverse Welfare Reform
Welfare Is Being Underutilized During the Recession
Renewing and Expanding the TANF Emergency Fund Reverses Welfare Reform
The TANF Emergency Fund Creates Jobs and Should Be Reauthorized
Another Round of Welfare Reform Is Needed Now
High Unemployment Necessitates Promise of a Job Program for Welfare-Leavers
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography
How Do Welfare Policies Affect Families?
Chapter Preface
Pro-Marriage Welfare Policies Help Families
Pro-Marriage Welfare Policies Do Not Help Families
Welfare Reform Lowered Unwed Parenting Rates
Welfare Reform Did Not Affect Unwed Parenting Rates
Food Stamps Have Contributed to an Overly Dependent Underclass
Access to Food Stamps Is Essential for Needy Families
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography
What Are Some Alternatives and Improvements to the Welfare System?
Chapter Preface
Incentives to Save Money Would Best Serve Low-Income Families
Targeted lob Programs Could Reduce Poverty
Private Charity Should Replace Welfare
A Comprehensive Anti-Poverty Policy Is an Alternative to Welfare
The Earned Income Tax Credit Should Be Reconfigured
A Basic Income Guarantee Can and Should Replace Welfare
Restoring a Culture of Marriage Will Reduce Poverty
Welfare Programs Should Include Mandatory Drug Testing
Welfare Programs Should Not Include Mandatory Drug Testing
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography
For Further Discussion
Organizations to Contact
Bibliography of Books