Making Ends Meet How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work Group Question What do you already know about welfare? Do you consider welfare to be a good thing or a bad thing? Terms to Know Poverty line = three X the annual cost of a nutritionally adequate diet
How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work
NIR = Not in residence
Often paid for the necessary extras.
Items instead of cash were given.
Actions (babysitting, etc.) are often part of the benefits as well.
If you have a windfall, you need to share it.
If someone needs something done for them, you are obligated to help.
Damage to relationships if you ask too often.
Time involved keeps you from being able to work.Networking for Income