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Social Security / Benefits or Bust?
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This is an 8 page paper that looks at the Social Security system; it's history, benefits and problems. Many believe that there will not be funds available to continue providing benefits beyond the first quarter of the next century. This paper looks at some of the reasons this has come about and delineates strategies as posed by three major bills. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: Ssben.wps

Social Security / History & Problems
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A 13 page overview of the Social Security Program. Provides a detailed view of the economic and social situation leading up the program and a history of the developments over the past sixty years. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
Filename: PPsocsec.wps

Social Security / In Need Of An "Overhaul"
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This 6 page article review provides a comprehensive overview of Social Security in the United States. An argument is made that Social Security is in need of "an overhaul"-- as the current system definitely requires some reallocation of funds. The original purpose of Social Security is defined and specific issues unique to today's society are discussed. Bibliography lists the 1 article as a primary source.
Filename: Socalsec.wps

Social Security / Wealth & Retirement
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A 20 page overview on U.S. wealth in terms of preparedness for retirement, and how this affects the social security debate. The writer reviews the current situation for the elderly, and compares this to expectations and reality for future generations. Also covered is the success of Chile's social security program and a discussion of whether a similar privatization program will work for the U.S. Bibliography lists 16 sources.
Filename: Cnretire.wps

Social Security In The United States -- Has It A Future?
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A 16 page paper discussing whether the Social Security Program in the United States needs reform, some of the significant issues, and possible solutions. It is argued that the most reasonable course of action would be to continue to collect FICA taxes as we always have, and for the government to invest at least a percentage of those funds in the private sector. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
Filename: Socsec.wps

Social Security In The United States / An Overview
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This 10 page paper looks at the Social Security system in-depth, the current dilemma it faces as 'baby boomers' age, as well as possible solutions. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: Ss.wps

Social Security: Its Past, Present and Future
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This 5 page paper presents an overview of the Social Security system as it exists in the Untied States. A brief history is provided. Possibilities for the future are examined inclusive of privatization. The current crisis is highlighted. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: SA048SS.wps

Solutions To Poverty
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A 5 page paper discussing various solutions to poverty conditions that exist in this country today. Some of the solutions include the elimination of the welfare system, community involvement, which includes the participation of businesses and corporations, as well as family commitment and lower regulations in regards to adoption for unwed mothers who give birth. There are many possible options available to help eliminate poverty. Perhaps one of the most important issues, however, may be to educate people about the fallacies of poverty. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: Povesolu.wps

The Educational Needs of Poverty Stricken Students
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5 pages in length. One of the most serious and explosive issues in the United States today is how to meet the educational needs of poverty stricken students in our elementary schools. If the current trends in educational achievement continue, millions of students will not obtain the education necessary for full participation in the economic and civic life of the country. Furthermore, the inequality that results from differences in educational achievement of children is likely to make the social stability of the United States increasingly doubtful. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Filename: JGApovrt.wps

The Effects of Teenage Pregnancy, AIDS, and Care for the Elderly on the Cost of Medicaid and Medicare
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A 16 page paper discussing teen pregnancy; AIDS research and treatment; and care for the elderly, and how increased attention to these areas has affected total costs of the government's primary health care initiatives. Medicare is still out of control but under intense scrutiny; AIDS research has progressed so well that mortality from the disease has been reduced 70%. Teen pregnancy also has declined, but access to Medicaid still is problematic. Lack of first trimester prenatal care keeps infant mortality rates high, and the physical and learning problems that these children can have as a result of lack of mother's prenatal care provides ongoing expense that would not be as great were access to Medicaid more open. The paper concludes that it is teen pregnancy that is the weakest of the three areas in terms of making positive contribution to public health management. Bibliography lists 14 sources.
Filename: KSmedicarCaid.wps

The Federal Government and Welfare / Changing Views
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3 pages in length. A brief look at how views on welfare have changed during the late twentieth century. The writer focuses on recent Presidential administrations and is particularly concerned with the revolutionary value of Bill Clinton's views on welfare. Important legislation such as the Family Support Act of 1988 and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1994 -- is included in the discussion. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: Welfares.wps

The Future Of Social Security
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A 6 page paper. It is common knowledge that the Social Security system is in trouble. Analysts project the fund will be out of money within years. This essay discuses the state of the Social Security system and its possible future. Data are included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: PGsoc3.wps

The Head Start Program
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5 pages in length. Discusses the beginnings of Head Start, how it works, how it is funded, and who it is meant to help. Also includes information about Early Head Start. Informative and interesting paper. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Filename: JGAhdstr.wps

The New Zealand Islands: History, Culture, Politics, and Geography
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An 8 page overview of New Zealand emphasizing the political changes which have been incorporated since 1984. Describes the people and environment of the islands along with their susceptibility to influence from the Western world. Includes an annotated bibliography of 5 sources.
Filename: PPnewZea.wps

The Political Force of the American Nurses Association
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This 5 page paper focuses in on the political action committee (PAC) affiliated of the ANA. The ANA's support of health care for the elderly is at the crux of this paper as well as the history of such issues affecting the aging population. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: SA038ANA.wps

The Social Security Controversy
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A 6 page paper discussing the U.S. Social Security administration and presented as a 'policy report' being presented for use by a 'congressional policy maker.' Background, political ideology, developments and challenges, as well as recommendations for the future of Social Security are discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Filename: SSIC.doc

The Underclass in America
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This 8 page paper explores the underclass, particularly in American society. The term is defined and concepts pertinent to capitalism are explored. John Kenneth Galbraith's The Culture of Contentment is a basis for much of the discussion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Filename: Underam.wps

Understanding Social Security
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8 pages in length. Explains the Social Security program, why it is likened to a pyramid scheme and the future of Social Security. Includes 2 charts. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: JGAsosecwps

Understanding The Process Of Social Welfare Programs
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Social problems and solutions are discussed in this 10 page paper. Problems such as crime, teen pregnancy and Aids are noted. The ongoing controversy surrounding implementation of social welfare programs is also included. Bibliography lists 11 sources.
Filename: Welfpap.wps

Unemployment in the United States
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8 pages. Examines the history of unemployment as well as immigration and the effects of globalization on unemployment in the United States. Considers problems inherent with the current official measures of unemployment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Filename: JGAuempl.wps

Welfare & American Society
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This 7 page paper discusses the significance & purpose of welfare in society. Specific issues concerning such relevant items as The Family Support Act are brought up to illustrate points argued about the possible costs of welfare reform. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
Filename: Welfadm.wps

Welfare & The Single Mother
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5 pages in length. A thorough analysis of benefits provided to single mothers on welfare and the controversy surrounding relevant issues. The writer is particularly concerned with whether or not research suggests that welfare mothers are "lazy" and do not try hard enough to find work. It is argued that welfare is indeed a necessary economic evil for this class of citizen and specific theories and presented to support this point. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: Welfarrv.wps

Welfare -- Yesterday & Today
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A 10 page research paper discussing the history of welfare programs in the United States and how their original purposes have changed drastically in modern times as so many new "costs" became involved. Welfare's criticisms are explained in great detail and a number of useful statistics are provided. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: Welfare.wps

Welfare / Past & Future
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A 5 page research paper on the social forces affecting welfare policy in the U.S., its affects on women, children and minorities, and need for future advocacy by social workers at the state and federal levels. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: Welfpf.wps

Welfare and Low-Wage Work
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An 8 page paper based on Edin and Lein's Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low Wage Work, discussing some of the survival strategies of single mothers unable to support themselves and their children fully through either welfare programs or low-wage work. Full time low-wage employment appears to yield higher income than full dependence on welfare, but the net result of employment for single mothers is that after daycare expenses and the added expenses of working, the family's net income often is less than if the mother relied only on welfare to support herself and her children. Welfare recipients themselves often are forced to seek other, unreported, income in order to support their families Bibliography lists 1 source.
Filename: Welflow.wps

Welfare Fraud as an Indicator for Reform
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A 5 page paper arguing that those who cheat welfare do so under agencies' own guidelines and they are too well accomplished at producing fraudulent docusments such as passports and birth certificates. One New York woman was able to collect nearly $500,000; a Chicago woman collected $355,000 over four years. These people tie up financial resources that could be used by the truly needy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Filename: KSwelfareFraud.wps

Welfare Mothers
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Economic issues involving welfare mothers are discussed in this 9 page paper. Myths of welfare mothers are exposed but arguments on both sides of this controversial issue are explored. Conclusions show that allowing parents to raise their own children is most practical; this view is supported by Economist John Galbraith as well as the author of The Decent Society, Avishai Margalit. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
Filename: Welfmyth.wps

Welfare Reform
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A 5 page paper that studies the impact of welfare reform on single mother's collecting Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). This paper focuses on the inherent problems within the AFDC system that related directly to women's un-wed status, along with current misconceptions regarding participant status, education and ability to transition from the program into work. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Filename: Womewelf.wps

Welfare Reform
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This 10 page paper focuses on The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 in a discussion on welfare reform. The problem of having too many people looking for jobs in the future is addressed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
Filename: Actwelf.wps

Welfare Reform & Politics
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A 9 page research paper in which the writer describes proposals for welfare reform made by Clinton, Moynihan, and others. Of particular concern is whether or not such reform will help and also whether or not they are actually necessary. The writer evaluates whether or not single mothers on welfare are currently motivated to seek work and whether they deserve the continued support of welfare programs. Social issues and political viewpoints on welfare reform are examined in considerable detail. Bibliography lists approximately 10 sources.
Filename: Welfpoli.wps

Welfare Reform In New Jersey As It Relates To The Homeless
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8 pages in length. Whether or not welfare reform has been beneficial to the state of New Jersey is not a question that can be answered with a simple yes or no. There are a number of variables that must be taken into consideration before an accurate assessment of such impact can be made. One positive aspect of welfare reform, also called the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996, has been that it has set a precedent for encouraging otherwise nonproductive members of society to become more instrumental in their own well-being. The writer discusses New Jersey welfare reform as it relates to the homeless. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: WelfrNJ2.wps

Welfare Systems / The Transfer of Payments
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A 6 page essay on Welfare States and services offered under our own system including Medicare, social security, unemployment, etc; Comparisons are made between the U.S. and other countries. No Bibliography.
Filename: Polfinal.wps

Welfare to Work Programs
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This 8 page paper examines welfare to work programs inclusive of a mock case study. The feasibility of implementing such a program based upon a cost benefit analysis is the primary focus of the paper. Paper looks at tangible benefits over a five year period of time. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
Filename: Welwork.wps

Welfare, Single Mothers, & Social Workers
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In this 14 page research paper, the writer addresses the failure of social workers to resolve the problem of single mothers on welfare. The paper defines exactly who the individual so-called welfare mother is, what are her singular and particularly unique issues, and how the welfare mother attitudinally perceives `work' and what kinds of skills, background, education and other familial concerns the mother has that can either preclude going into mainstream society as a `worker' of not. Report contains an extensive review of the literature, original methodology, study, tables, charts,etc; Bibliography lists 10+ sources
Filename: Welfmom.wps

Welfare, Work & Single Mothers Suffering From Poverty
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5 page review of an article from the American Journal of Sociology examining the relationship between work and welfare in poor, female-headed families, --tracing the process single mothers follow to get off of welfare. Various social and economic issues are explored and it is ultimately concluded that background characteristics actually have very little direct influence in determining the route of exit from welfare. Full citation for the article is provided.
Filename: Welfcrit.wps

WIC - Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children Analyzed
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This 10 page research paper examines the federally-established program known as WIC (Women, Infants and Children). Specifically discussed is the agency's history, current available information on program eligibility and benefits, its goal and program objectives, standards and criteria, services, and some suggestions on how the WIC program could be more effective. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Filename: Wominfch.wps

Will WIC Survive the Nineties ?
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A 6 page paper discussing the Women's, Infants, and Children's supplemental food program. Beginning with its history, it describes how the program works, who is eligible, and discusses the various problems the government has had paying for it. Bibliography lists seven sources.
Filename: Wic.wps

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