soc notes - Poverty:who are the poor factors contributing to feminization of poverty growth of female-headed households wage inequality between men and

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Sheet1 Page 1 Poverty:who are the poor? factors contributing to feminization of poverty: growth of female-headed households wage inequality between men and women occupation sex segregation welfare reform Poverty:welfare welfare reform has largely focused on moving people from wlefare to work the personal responsibility and work opportunity reconciliation Act (PRWORA) replaced AFDC with TANF TANF requires welfare recipients to find work within two years, and stipulates a lifetime of five years by virtue of its design, welfare reform has reduced the # of people recieving aid however,there has been an increase in the # of people in poverty low wage woek does not lift familes out of poverty access to affortable childcare is limited leaving welfare for work often means giving up healthcare benefits PRWORFA focused on marriage as a solution to welfare dependency this solution ignores occupational sex segregation and income inequality it also suggests that women should remain dependent on men

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