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HWC 311 Class Note/ Midterm Review

by: Dana Mass

HWC 311 Class Note/ Midterm Review HWC 311

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These notes go over what we discussed in class for the midterm. The next thing I will be posting is the study guide for this class.
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Date Created: 10/13/16
Thursday, October 13, 2016 HWC 311 Class Note (Midterm Review) - Where did the social welfare profession start: In a church in England - Five British policy traditions: the pilgrims brought them over, 1600’s, people were in need, in 1601 the British passed the Elizabethan Poor Law, the first time the gov interacted to do something about the poor, perishes (church community) has the right to collect taxes to give out to poor people that needed it and the poor people needed the live within that parish and go to that specific church, to give out money/relief they had to made decision on who gets it, people were divided into “worthy” and “unworthy”, the worthy poor were of that religion (Church of England), women who's husbands have died while working/ serving in the military, children who's parents were working and were no longer available to take care of them, the disabled (wounded in battle or at work), elderly were considered if they worked, the unworthy were criminals, people who didn't want to work, women who have promiscuous lives, children who steal - Henry the 8th broke with the pope and created the Church of England. It is English catholicism. Anglican refers to C of E. In America it is called Episcopal. - 1st Tradition, Calvinism: names after John Calvin, Roman Catholic Church, broke with it because he thought it was corrupt and unethical, work is a gift from God, if you work you will become rich, if you work harder you will be richer, if you don't work you do not deserve food, if you do not work you dishonor god and you do not deserve anything, Prespitirian church, calvinists believe people were poor because of their character and their flaws, they did not believe in god and god did not like them, you should not give anything to anyone who does not believe in god, “stinginess is next to godliness” - Protestant protests the roman catholic church - 2nd Tradition, Localism: people getting relief and help from their own parish, employers always know that they will have the same people and those people cannot leave, cannot go to another herons’s parish. - 3rd Tradition, Reliance of Organizations and Institutions: institutions like colleges, orphanages, hospitals, asylums, it is still practiced today - 4th Tradition, Control of the Labor Market: if you're working and you can get a higher wage, you cannot move to that area to work. - 5th Tradition, Less Eligibility: the highest amount of money a person can receive from welfare is lower than what you could get if you work, if you can get more why work? - All of those 5 traditions were brought to the USA - The orphan train showed how conditions were in New York City, young girls prostituting themselves, young boys were drinking, During the progressive era - Presidency of Herbert Hoover: period of the Great Depression, many people committed suicide because the rich had become poor, “If you vote for me again things will get better”, he lost - Economic depression is rising inflation along with rising unemployment. Prices drop because the more people out of work means the less money that can be put in circulation. - During the early 30’s the country was in trouble, honest white hard working men lost their jobs and it wasn't their fault - The New Deal: Roosevelt, help people recover, the one law that made this country a welfare state (The Social Security Act), in order to collect Social Security you need to work, if you work 7.5% will go into social security, 15% of your paycheck is being set aside, fought by Republicans, Roosevelt was a traitor to their own kind, to help people who were worthy, 1 Thursday, October 13, 2016 Conservatives believe there is nothing wrong with SS because its security, if you were old you would get your money back - 1972, President Richard Nixon passed a law leading to helping people with alcohol abuse, drug abuse (SSI). Opened the door to children who couldn't work. Nixon enhanced the SSI. The amount of money spent went from millions to billions. **Supplemental Security Income** - Affordable Care act makes sure everyone is insured (Passed by Obama), universal healthcare, everyone gets healthcare which means costs go down, keeping people from claiming anything, if you keep people healthy by giving them primary care, socialized medicine, public assistance program, the government will pay for everything, - Medicaid is for people who cannot afford healthcare, it covers the “poor”, the costs went up dramatically, your income needs to be below the poverty line - Racism: discrimination based on race, - Race - THIND: 1920’s, a caramel colored person who sometimes wore a turban, he was a citizen and he claimed he was white because he was caucasian, he proved it to the Supreme Court, he did it to own a business in the US, the judge said he is caucasian but he is not white. White is what the average white man sees it to be. - Poverty Manifesto: poverty in America, inner cities, economic insufficiency - You can only help people through the systems that exist Poverty Manifesto - why the middle class is being affected economically - there are more people moving from the middle class to poverty than the other way around - There are a hundred million people living in poverty - Jobs and job plans: employment is rising and there are still a lot of blue collar jobs Midterm True/False (20 questions, circle which one, 1 point each) Multiple Choice Matching Definitions (2 points each, 10 questions): Racism Pick 2 essays out of 3 (7.5 points each) Take home, pick one essay, 2-3 pages (get it next week due the following week) (20 points) Extra credit (based on the orphan trains), given during the exam period ** Pages 1,2,4, 6,7,8,9** Medicare/ Medicaid Religion and social welfare policy Smith, Republicans Elizabethan poor laws Charitable Choice Jane Adams, who she is 2


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