Welfare Reform

Welfare Reform

Social Impact

Streaming Video - 2005
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While politicians grapple with reforming welfare, those who receive benefits worry about how welfare reform will affect their lives. Critics of welfare argue that it has created a psychology of dependency, and that it is rife with fraud and abuse. This program traces the history of welfare beginning with the Depression, then examines the complex issues involved in reforming it. Experts discuss various reform plans within the context of who is likely to benefit, and who is likely to be hurt. Those interviewed include Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, who oversaw the implementation of the first welfare reform program in the nation; Wendell Primus, Director of Income Security at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities; and Rebecca Blank, author of It Takes a Nation.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c1997.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (29 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Alternative Title: Social impact

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