Welfare

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Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the ...

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Overview

Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues:

Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text

Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics

Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information

Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension

Glossary, annotated bibliography, Web sites, and organizations to contact supplement student research

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Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Does Welfare Serve Needy Groups Fairly?

1 Welfare Rules Make Life Harder for Single Mothers Allison Stevens 11

2 Welfare Reform Has Helped Single Mothers Kay S. Hymowitz 18

3 Welfare Should Do a Better Job of Helping Immigrants Nancy K. Cauthen Kinsey Alden Dinan 24

4 Welfare Should Not Be Used to Support Immigrants Phyllis Schlafly 29

Chapter 2 Has Welfare Reform Been Successful?

1 Welfare Reform Has Helped People Escape Poverty Lawrence M. Mead 36

2 Welfare Reform Has Not Helped People Escape Poverty Premilla Nadasen 41

3 Welfare Creates Dependency in Those It Serves Brendan Miniter 46

4 Welfare Reform Has Lessened Dependency Richard Wolf 52

5 Marriage Promotion Rules Have Strengthened Families Wade F. Horn 58

6 Marriage Promotion Rules Address the Wrong Problems Jean Hardisty 64

Chapter 3 Are There Good Alternatives to Welfare?

1 Private Charities Can Successfully Serve the Poor Arnold Kling 71

2 Private Charities Fail to Serve Many of the Poor Elizabeth T. Boris 77

3 The Federal Government Should Raise the Minimum Wage Sheila Jackson Lee 83

4 Raising the Minimum Wage Would Not Help the Poor April L. Watkins 89

5 Mentoring Should Replace Welfare Ted Abram 95

6 The Family Security Framework Should Replace Welfare Shelley Waters Boots Jennifer Macomber Anna Danziger 102

7 The British System Has Reduced Child Poverty Jared Bernstein Mark Greenberg 108

8 The French System Supports Low-Tier Workers Karen Seccombe 113

Facts About Welfare 118

Glossary 123

Organizations to Contact 125

For Further Reading 132

Index 138

Picture Credits 144

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