This blog is about The Moynihan Report and the Politics of Controversy, written by sociologists Lee Rainwater and William L. Yancey, published by MIT Press in 1966, the gist of which turned out to be fine tuning the interactions between social scientists and the administrative state to correct the pathology viewed as inherent in the “matriarchal,” hence deteriorating, “black family.” 874 more words
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As long-term readers will know, I’m intrigued by people’s beliefs about the benefit system, and their truthfulness or falsity of these beliefs. Later in the summer, I’ll talk about a new aspect of this: people’s perceptions of how many out-of-work benefit claimants exist, and whether they think this has risen or fallen. 790 more words
Local TD Seamus Kirk has accused the Government of continuing to undermine the post office network across County Louth.
Deputy Kirk made the comments after the Department of Social Protection issued another letter to social welfare recipients recommending that they use financial institutions to receive their welfare payments. 277 more words
Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children can lose up to $11,000 of welfare benefits a year under a new government policy, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced. 270 more words
In an effort to offset child poverty, a noble gesture for any society, Ireland has arguably one of the most generous social welfare programs in the EU, if not the world. 767 more words