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Definition Summary - In the article, she refers to a WCECA...

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See below an example of a student’s summary of an article which has the definition rhetorical pattern as its means for conveying information. Financial Stability and Self-Sufficiency In a 2001 Dollar and Sense article entitled “Self-Sufficiency: An Elusive Goal” by Ellen Mutari the term self-sufficient is defined as a level of financial stability in which adults support their families without relying on government programs or private charities. In using this definition, Mutari contends that self-sufficiency is no less than unattainable for many families, especially those headed by single women.
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Unformatted text preview: In the article, she refers to a WCECA welfare-to-work study by Diana Pearce and Jennifer Brooks in which the term self-sufficient is characterized by adults who adequately meet their basic personal and family needs without public or private assistance. Pearce and Brooks estimate the amount of income required to be self-sufficient by this standard and, in doing so, bring to light the impossibility of reaching the self-sufficient level. The author explains this by stating, what the federal government says is adequate falls far short of what families really need (Mutari)....
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