While welfare isn't inherently bad, opponents do cite a few issues with the system. Some believe the current welfare system in the United States discourages people from finding work, encourages childbearing for those who... More » World View Social Sciences

In the United States, the various programs comprising the country's welfare system are primarily funded by the federal government. The six main programs of the U.S. social welfare structure include Temporary Assistance f... More » Government & Politics Social Services

The U.S. welfare system offers various financial aid programs such as child support, temporary assistance for needy families, Medicaid, food stamps and child nutrition programs. Those wishing to apply for these programs ... More » Government & Politics Social Services
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