Working on Welfare

October 10, 1986

Report Outline
The Underclass, Welfare and Work
‘Losing Ground’ in the War
Work Obligation seen Necessary
Special Focus

The Underclass, Welfare and Work

Scenes from a ghetto.

Scene One:

Alice Sondra Jackson, a 23-year-old unmarried mother, living in Newark, N.J., and pregnant with her third child, tells journalist Bill Moyers: “I don't think I would have had the second two children, if I didn't think welfare was there, 1 don't like welfare because it makes me lazy.”

ISSUE TRACKER for Related Reports
Aug. 2010  Social Welfare in Europe
Aug. 03, 2001  Welfare Reform
Dec. 06, 1996  Welfare, Work and the States
Sep. 16, 1994  Welfare Experiments
Apr. 10, 1992  Welfare Reform
Oct. 10, 1986  Working on Welfare
Mar. 09, 1984  Social Welfare Under Reagan
Apr. 17, 1981  European Welfare States Under Attack
Dec. 09, 1977  Welfare in America and Europe
Nov. 21, 1975  Future of Welfare
Dec. 20, 1967  Welfare Reform
Jun. 08, 1966  Guaranteed Income Plan
Oct. 04, 1961  Public Welfare Policy
Mar. 09, 1954  Worker Welfare Funds
Jul. 20, 1950  Welfare State
May 07, 1947  Union Welfare Funds
Jan. 10, 1940  Expansion of the Food-Stamp Plan
Welfare and Welfare Reform