soc notes - 03/10/08 Poverty:who are the poor? factors...

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Sheet1Page 1Poverty:who are the poor?factors contributing to feminization of poverty:growth of female-headed householdswage inequality between men and womenoccupation sex segregationwelfare reformPoverty:welfarewelfare reform has largely focused on moving people from wlefare to workthe personal responsibility and work opportunity reconciliation Act (PRWORA)replaced AFDC with TANFTANF requires welfare recipients to find work within two years, and stipulates a lifetime of five yearsby virtue of its design, welfare reform has reduced the # of people recieving aidhowever,there has been an increase in the # of people in povertylow wage woek does not lift familes out of povertyaccess to affortable childcare is limitedleaving welfare for work often means giving up healthcare benefitsPRWORFA focused on marriage as a solution to welfare dependencythis solution ignores occupational sex segregation and income inequalityit also suggests that women should remain dependent on men

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