SOCIAL WELFARE POLICYMAKING. Social Welfare Policies. Provide benefits to individuals Based on either Entitlement (regardless of need; Social Security/Medicare) or Means-Tested programs (based on need; Food Stamps or Medicaid). Means-Tested Programs.
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Relative Deprivation: perception by an individual that they are not doing well economically in comparison to others
Americans tend to see welfare recipients as overwhelmingly African-American, lazy, and undeserving
If you subtract this $2,000 a month or $24,000 per year from the various quintiles\' incomes, the following pre-tax disposable incomes result:
And so, here are the tax percentages that each quintile actually pays as a percent of their true disposable incomes, assuming everyone needs at least $2,000 a month just to get by:
1935 = < 65; 2009 = >78
fewer workers-to-recipients ratio