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Making a decent living How Single parents Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work Bunch Question What do you definitely think about welfare? Do you consider welfare to be something worth being thankful for or an awful thing? Terms to Know Destitution line = three X the yearly cost of a nutritiously satisfactory eating regimen
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Making a decent living How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work

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Group Question What do you definitely think about welfare? Do you consider welfare to be something to be thankful for or an awful thing?

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Terms to Know Poverty line = three X the yearly cost of a nutritiously sufficient eating regimen AFDC: Old welfare framework TANF: new welfare framework (2 years and afterward off)

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2006 Poverty Rates

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Poverty As numerous as 56% of single parents live beneath the neediness line. 12-15% of US populace underneath neediness line 21.9% of US kids beneath destitution line ~25% of African Americans beneath neediness line ~22% of Hispanics Even however as a rule, people from different gatherings have a tendency to be poor, a larger number of whites live in neediness than whatever other gathering.

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Misconceptions People get rich on welfare. 1992: Labor office finds that in spite of the fact that families in neediness express a wage of just $180/month, they asserted costs of $1,100/month. Eras of individuals keep focused their entire lives and after that so do their children. Indeed, even before courses of events, a “substantial majority” of welfare beneficiaries were off w/in 2 years and “hardly any” were still on at 8 years. 2/3 of all youngsters who got welfare as a tyke are never on it as a grown-up.

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Incoming $307: AFDC $222: Food stamps $ 36: SSI $ 50: tyke bolster $615: Total (on the books) Outgoing $213: Housing $262: Food $336 Other Needs $64: Wants $876: Total 3 Member Family Expenditures

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By the Numbers… $367/month: Median welfare pay (1993). $8-$10/hour: Money expected to get off welfare. 25%: Amount more than what they get that family should be autonomous. 33%: Percentage of families that came up short on sustenance that month even with nourishment stamps. 16%: Amount of moms who were destitute inside of 24 month time of being met. 86%: Mothers with arrangements to leave welfare.

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All moms had some supplemental money… Other routines for picking up cash: Job Skills Interpersonal Skills Charms for man’s cash What in the event that you don’t have these? Live with your folks (mother). Leave the youngsters with you folks (mother) (2% of all kids). Covers Children go to child care framework (0.6% of all youngsters).

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Other Sources of Monthly Income NIR = Not in home

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Benefits: Often paid for the important additional items. Things rather than money were given. Activities (looking after children.) are regularly some piece of the advantages also. Costs: If you have a benefit, you have to share it. On the off chance that somebody needs something accomplished for them, you are committed to offer assistance. Harm to connections on the off chance that you ask over and over again. Time included keeps you from having the capacity to work. Organizing for Income

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Child Support When a lady gets welfare, she transfers ownership of the privilege to tyke support. The father is still sought after by the state, however the cash\'s majority does a reversal to the state.

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Group Project Use the parcels that I disseminated for you to spending plan (time and cash) for the accompanying situation: You are a single parent of 3 youngsters (age 2, 5, and 9) without a live-in sweetheart. You dropped out of secondary school when you got pregnant with the most youthful. You are still in contact with the two\'s father most seasoned, however you aren’t included any longer. He has 2 other youngsters. Your mom lives close by, yet you don’t coexist well with your dad (oppressive alcoholic). You and the youngsters are solid. The school has been depicting conduct issues with the 9 year old.

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Good mother/Good supplier Most of the moms felt that criminal action permitted them to be great suppliers however not great moms. Along these lines, to this end, few of them occupied with it.

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Wants, not needs “For the vast majority a periodic extravagance is a need, and the line between the two is less clear cut.” More agonized over being “normal” than being thrifty. Moms purchased satellite TV so that their youngsters would stay off the road.

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Problems with Working Pay for childcare Pay for transportation Reduced sustenance stamps with expanded pay Decrease in lodging appropriation. May lose Medicaid advantages (and children’s protection too). In the event that lose occupation, takes months to get paid through welfare once more. Single parents making $5-$7 every hour were more awful off than those on welfare alone.

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Why not simply give more cash? Expansion charges for center and high society (non-destitution). Thought that, “if they can work, they ought to work.” Idea that, “if you assist single parents, there will be a greater amount of them.” Idea that, “fathers will bolster the infants and their mothers.”

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Group Project What are some different reasons not to simply toss cash at the issue? Study (positive and negative) the announcements from the past slide. Include any new proclamations that you believe are appropriate. What amount is sufficient? What amount is too little?

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Quotes About School “In the winter months, I have needed to keep my kids at home on the truly chilly days on the grounds that I didn’t have warm garments to dress them.” “Suppose you need to go up to the school. You’ve got the chance to be a full0time mother, then you’ve got the opportunity to be a provider, .. a nursemaid…. Perhaps your youngster is having behavioral or learning issues in the meantime in school.”

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Group Project What data talked about is in-accordance with Ruby Payne

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