Social Welfare exam 1
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People must be poor in order to recieve benefits. Includes TANF, Food stamps, medicaidm SSI, school lunches, and gereral assistance.
Designed to prevent poverty, includes social security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers comp.
Provide Care, counseling, education or other forms os assistance to children, elderly individuals, those with disabilities, and others with particular needs
People who generally opose virtually all gov regulation of the economy. Favors local and state action over federal.
People who believe in more gov action to meet individual need. Gov should do much more to promote distributive justice.
Law inforced in Europe when mutual aid wasn't working anymore. Was implicated in 1601 and only the "deserving" poor were aided.
Elizabethon poor law
The objectives were "relief, recovery, and reform" Under rosevelt
The new Deal
This was the most important provisions under the new deal. Still remains the cornerstone of social welfare legislation today.
Social Security Act
The 6 reasons for expansion of social welfare.
- 1. Rual to Urban Migration
- 2. Residency requirements eliminated
- 3. Welfare rights Moverment
- 4. Cost of Living adjustments
- 5. Aging of America
- 6. Increase in single parent families
Types of taxes
Progressive and Regressive
They Tax the rich at higher rates then the poor. Includes federal and state income taxes
They tax the poor at a higher rates then the rich. Includes social security and sales tax.
insufficiency in food, housing, clothes, medical care, and other items required to maintain a decent standard of living.
Poverty of Deprivation
Federal gov calculations of the cash income required for individuals and families to satisfy minimum living needs
simplified versions of the poverty thresholds used to determine who qualifies for federal support.
Inequlity refersd to relative deprevation. Some people perceive that they have less income than most americans and believe they are entitled to more/
Poverty as Inequlity
This theory explains that income variations in a free market economy as a result of differences in productivity. The poor are boor because their economic productivity is low.
Poverty as a Lack of Human Capitol.
Poverty is a "way of life" passed on from generation to generation in a self-perpetuation cycle
Poverty as a culture
Pverty serves many functions to middle and upper classes in america, such as providing a cheap source of labor
Poverty of exploytation
HUD provides funds to local housing agencies or authorities that administer the program locally. The vouchers go to peoples whose income is not more than half the areas median income.
Excluded from in cash income when used for defining poverty. Including Medical care, food stamps, school lunches, and public housing.
Worlds largest gov program, regressive tax, age requirement is 66 and up.
Major Social Insurance program, provides some income to recently and involuntarily unemployed people and helps stabilize the economy during recession.
People work at jobs for which they are overqualified
Social Insurance program of the states. Mandatory for most provate employers except in tx.
14.1 Million children were poor
Who is the most likely to be poor?
Children in female headed families
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