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Welfare System

The Ugly Truth: Poverty in America

Irasema Garza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irasema Garza

As bleak as the poverty figures appear, the Census Bureau's numbers likely underestimate the depth and scale of the problem. Given the scale of the problem facing us, we must address the structural issues that frustrate our efforts to help poor Americans.

The Bitter Fruit of Welfare Reform

Irasema Garza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irasema Garza

Now, more than ever, we need a functioning social safety net -- one that helps families keep food on the table in times of crisis, while providing a toe hold to a more economically secure future.

Welfare System Failing To Grow As Economy Lags | JASON DEPARLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Despite soaring unemployment and the worst economic crisis in decades, 18 states cut their welfare rolls last year, and nationally the n...

Too Poor To Parent?

Gaylynn Burroughs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gaylynn Burroughs

Parenting while poor almost always leads to suspicion. Not surprisingly, poor families are up to 22 times more likely to be involved in the child-welfare system than wealthier families.