American Welfare

This week we are looking at a variety of social policy issues, but will specifically address poverty in our discussion.

(1) What factors do you believe contribute to poverty in the United States?

(2) Do you believe existing welfare policies are effective in combating poverty?  Why?

(3) What policy reforms would you recommend?

As you present your argument, please address issues of prevention, education and access to social services as it relates to welfare policies. I also encourage you to incorporate information about welfare reform under the Clinton and Bush administrations.


Please provde a response consisting of 300-400 words, and ensure your response is properly formated in Turabian style. Also please provide 3 or more sources to support your work.