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10:2:08 socic - Invisibility of poor Poverty and Work Wages...

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Welfare Reform 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Reconciliation Act AFDC replaced with TANF Lifetime limit of 5 years, two years at a time Welfare roles declined and policymakers declared success TANF Policy New welfare policy derives from a series of myths about AFDC Marriage initiatives Child exclusion laws Work requirements Anti poverty initiative The Working Poor Low wage workers are testing the American doctrine that work cures poverty American myth and anti-myth Actual people don’t fit neatly into either frame Poor do make mistakes Mistakes have greater consequences and achievements have lower rewards Relative poverty and inequality
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Unformatted text preview: Invisibility of poor Poverty and Work Wages Food stamps Dead end jobs/necessary jobs Systemic constraints Poor taxes Seriousness of choices Nickel and Dimed Experiment: Test whether low-wage work solves poverty and its negative effects Self esteem Unknown survival skills Living arrangements Money Solutions Focus is on changing individuals rather than the system Job training v. living wage jobs Unionization Tax changes Housing and public transportation Obstacles to change Individual blame Rational actors Transportation Time constraints Insecurity Money taboo Civil liberties...
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