Women, Welfare and Poverty
Program #DUJD001. Recorded in Bronxville, NY on December 08, 1998.
Many Americans live one pink slip or one medical diagnosis from financial ruin. Once, hitting bottom meant welfare, but now, with the gutting of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), many face a free-fall. To shift the national debate from how to eliminate welfare to how to eliminate poverty, Diane Dujon thinks we must address the reasons why people find themselves poor. She is a former welfare recipient who knows the system intimately. She contends that with over 67% of the wealth in the coffers of 10% of Americans, we can afford a more compassionate look at welfare.
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