Essay about Should Welfare Hurt Impoverished Communities?

1100 Words Apr 22nd, 2015 5 Pages
The United States government has, in recent years, become more and more infatuated with the idea of welfare. Citizens for the most part seem to be equally as in love with the idea as well because they think that it will solve the growing US poverty problem. However, studies have shown that not only does welfare hurt impoverished communities, it encourages poverty and government dependency. There are many social, economic, and political factors that play into this phenomena and it is hard to pinpoint one primary cause to the source of this issue because all facets in some fashion play a role. However it isn’t a false accusation to say that the government has increasingly inflamed the problem at hand. The problem initially roots itself in the way society and economics function together. In society marriage, divorce, children, and economic status all play a role into how a family can escape poverty and welfare. According to Engines of Inequality: Class, Race, and Family Structure by Amy L. Wax, rich, married, white people tend to be better off than divorced, poor black people. Poor African Americans are more likely to divorce, be single mothers, and have children out of marriage then white people. What if there was no welfare plan in place? Most people would think that the impoverished would stay that way because there would be no means or resources for someone like a single mother to climb out of her financial hole. However data presented by Tyler Durden may show the…

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