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Welfare and Poverty: Family Matters


Welfare and Poverty: Family Matters It has been twenty-five years since Charles Murray first pointed out what is easily the greatest counter-intuition of social policy in the twentieth century: the expansion of welfare entitlements as part of the "war on poverty" has actually increased the economic vulnerability of those it was intended to help, namely single mothers and children. While this insight has been credited with sparking the revolutionary welfare reforms of the mid-1990s that brought poverty and dependency down to record lows, many of today's social reformers continue to misunderstand the relationship between family status, poverty and welfare. By Sylvia LeRoy for the New Zealand Business Roundtable.


By New Zealand Business Roundtable , Newzealand .

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