Long-Term Government Funded Programs

Long-Term Government Funded Programs

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Several policymakers, public administrators, the media, and others have celebrated the qsuccessq of the latest anti-poverty policy reforms. Is success a type of economic form or an assessment of the quality of one s life? Success is often defined in some type of economic form, even though it does not always provide a true sense of the effect of policy changes. Assessing the human impact of policy change requires more. It requires knowing about the resources of beneficiaries of social services and their conditions of life from various perspectives; therefore, we must strive to understand the socio-cultural aspects of people s lives that create the whole person, which evaluates one s quality of life. This study examines long-term government funded social programs. More significantly, it answers the question: Have long-term anti-poverty policies alleviated poverty in the U.S.' This study also outlines poverty s major root causes, current strategies, and presents a brief historical background on poverty in the United States. Both qualitative and quantitative data were used for this study compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau and other affiliated agencies. Library resources included electronic and computer database searches. Policy analysis research studies from Democrat, Republican, and Independent Think Tanks, economists, and scholars were assessed. The main research question is: What is the impact of long-term anti-poverty policies in the United States? The sub-questions are: What are major historical perspectives and arguments on government funded anti-poverty policies? What are the major root causes of poverty in the United States? What is the relationship between the economy and government, and does it result in income disparity? What are major anti-poverty strategies implemented to decrease U.S. poverty? When the U.S. government waged war on poverty in the 1960s, poverty was defined by income. Therefore, the obvious solution was to correct the income shortfall. This brings us to an equation seen throughout this study: POVERTY + MORE MONEY = RELIEF. Decades of research and experience with antipoverty programs have made it clear that poverty involves more complex, interrelated and sometimes-intractable socioeconomic, family, and individual issues; in addition, putting millions of dollars into long-term government funded programs is not the absolute solution. In reality, this money put into social programs have in many ways led to more poverty, as well as state and federal deficits. John F. Kennedy once stated in the early 1960s: Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.q The more long-term social programs are increased, the more chances generations of Americans will continue to be trapped in a continuous cycle of becoming more needy, dependent, and poor, which does not help the individual, their family, the American public, and certainly not the United States economy.owned a stereo, refrigerator, washer and dryer; two color TVs and a 1992 Chevy Lumina. ... John Edwards, who has spent much of the year since he lost the vice presidency studying the problems of aquot;the two Americas, aquot; ... practicing it, it still exists.110 A 1999 University of Pennsylvania study showed that telephone callers using aquot;black Englishaquot; were offered fewer real-estate choices.111 At a deeper level, .

Title:Long-Term Government Funded Programs
Author: Rogette Harris
Publisher:Universal-Publishers - 2006-04-28

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