NameMcKinney, Jenna L. (author), ZIYAD, Dr. MAHDI I. (chair), Rutgers University, Camden Graduate School,
Welfare recipients--United States,
Public welfare--United States--History,
Public welfare in mass media,
DescriptionThere are great many things that Americans can truly claim as their own, welfare is one of them. Welfare has become and American staple that rivals fords and baseball. America has created an ideology that is both accepting and allowing of consumerism and inefficiency, when it comes to fiscal responsibility. Americans idealize capitalism and also charity work, causing a collision of ideas politically and socially. The allowance for both has brought on two schools of thought. In one school, we as a culture press for innovation and poise in society, in the other we see classes of people who are constantly behind the economical curve. As they have come to coexist, the principles of our society have learned to accept that some people will accelerate and others will struggle with assistance of the government. Welfare has become cyclical (from adult to child, and then to that child as an adult) because we as a culture accept that welfare exists through legislation, ideals and in the business sector. Welfare has become a truly American innovation, spreading, and expanding, creating an entire genre of social status. Welfare is an American staple because even though we as a culture recognize its continued presence, we have yet to understand it. Comprehensive approaches to both education and the dolling out of American tax dollars would correct and also alleviate the fiscal beating that we as a society experience, and also remove the stigma applied to welfare recipients.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 52)
Noteby Jenna L. McKinney
CollectionCamden Graduate School Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.