Column: What we can learn from James Madison and the General Welfare Clause
Meyer: The problems with the concept of ‘general welfare’ have become more pervasive as we have moved steadily away from our founding principles.
10 Things You Should Know About Welfare Reform, 20 Years Later
20 years later, welfare is grim: Opposing view
TANF fails at both providing a safety net and promoting work, writes Olivia Golden is executive director of the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP).
Puppies in Perkins Study Break: Dec. 10
It’s almost that time of year again! Finals are just around the corner and—more importantly—so are the puppies! Once again, Duke University Libraries and Duke PAWS will be bringing puppies back to the library to supply our stressed-out students will all the fur-therapy and snuggly cuddling they can handle during final exams. Puppies in Perkins will return … Continue reading Puppies in Perkins Study Break: Dec. 10 →
Boys Varsity Football beats Perkins 46
Final Panthers (1-0) host Parma(1-0) next Friday at home.
Kelechi Osemele shows why players wonder if teams care about their welfare
The New York Jets released the veteran guard after he had surgery on a shoulder injury. It demonstrated exactly why bad teams stay bad
Lessons from the Nordic Model of Government and Social Welfare
During this study-tour, Wheelock students experienced how Scandinavian citizens and officials view their system of social welfare and public policy.
How Animal Welfare Leads to Better Meat: A Lesson From Spain
Spain's stress-free Ibérico pigs produce healthier, tastier ham—and modern food science explains why
Deatra Perkins, RN
We asked physicians and staff "Why Winship?" Oncology nurse, Deatra Perkins, RN, shares what it means to her to be a nurse and taking care of cancer patients...
Kendrick Perkins thinks the Sixers should try to trade Ben Simmons
Perkins thinks the Sixers made the wrong choice between Simmons and former teammate Jimmy Butler
Why it's so hard to get off welfare
Since 1996, in order to get welfare in the U.S., you have to work. The Clinton Welfare-to-Work program successfully got millions of families off the social safety net program. But today's recipients face stagnant low wages and limited resources for job training, making it nearly impossible for many to gain economic mobility. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
20 Years After Welfare Reform: What’s Next?
August marks 20 years since Congress passed and President Clinton signed “welfare reform” into law. It emphasized moving from “welfare to work” and replaced AFDC’s cash assistance with TANF, a block grant to the states to be used for income assistance, work supports, and child care To mark this anniversary and the very real impact welfare reform had on our client population, we talked with advocates who were there at the time and who remain engaged in promoting the best policies to curb…
20 Years After Welfare Reform: What’s Next?
August marks 20 years since Congress passed and President Clinton signed welfare reform into law, emphasizing employment and giving states more control over the benefits they provide. The Shriver Center on Poverty Law will host a Google Hangout to discuss the past and future of welfare. Speakers include Elizabeth Lower-Basch, director of income and work …
How immigration is changing the Swedish welfare state
An influx of new arrivals and years of neglect have made reform more urgent
20 Years Since Welfare's Overhaul, Results Are Mixed
The new program did work for millions of families. The idea was that people would be encouraged to find work if they knew their monthly checks would end, but instead, some have been left high and dry.
Top Five Threats to Child Welfare from ACA Repeal and Proposals to Alter Medicaid
Proposals by Congress and President-elect to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—including the Medicaid expansion—to turn Medicaid into a block grant, and to cut resources, all can sound very abstract to social workers and policymakers coping with the day-to-day tragedies and crises of child welfare. But should ...
Big drop in Michigan welfare cases means big savings, but at what cost to the poor?
The state expects to handle 890,000 food stamp cases, down from 894,750 in the current fiscal year.
Why More White Americans Are Opposing Government Welfare Programs
A new study shows that since 2008, more white people in the United States oppose welfare programs, in part because of increasing "racial resentment.
What 5 Liters of Spit Can Reveal about Dog Welfare
Researchers take a much needed look at salivary cortisol in dogs
How Detroit businesses and institutions are contributing to employee welfare with on-site childcare
Childcare located right at the workplace may be the ultimate convenience for working parents. And it's also something that businesses and institutions in Detroit have recently been adding to improve the wellbeing of their employees.