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A Critique of Welfare

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A Critique of Welfare

A Critique of Welfare

A Critique of Welfare

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Commentator Michael Eric Dyson analyzes a new study showing the promises of the 1996 Welfare Reform Act have largely gone unfulfilled. Dyson says the shift of funding to the state level has resulted in a bottleneck of funds, and that while a fair number of single mothers have found jobs, many still struggle to earn a living above the poverty line.