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Alleging that enrollment in the program did not track poverty, critics of welfare reform point to this as a failure of the PRWORA. Frances Fox Piven said that the problem with AFDC was not a problem with the welfare system, but with low-wage work :. Logically, but not in the heated and vitriolic politics created by the attack on welfare, a concern with the relationship of welfare to dependency should have directed attention to the deteriorating conditions of the low-wage labor market.
After all, if there were jobs that paid living wages, and if health care and child care were available, a great many women on AFDC would leap at the chance of a better income and a little social respect. PRWORA dismissed the value of the unpaid work of raising a family, and insisted that mothers get paid work, "no matter how dangerous, abusive, or poorly paid"  . Edelman , and Wendell E. Primus, resigned to protest the law. It increased poverty, lowered income for single mothers, put people from welfare into homeless shelters, and left states free to eliminate welfare entirely.
It moved mothers and children from welfare to work, but many of them are not making enough to survive. Many of them were pushed off welfare rolls because they didn't show up for an appointment, because they could not get to an appointment for lack of child care, said Edelman, or because they were not notified of the appointment. Welfare reform efforts such as PRWORA have been criticized for focusing almost exclusively on individual failure and irresponsibility, especially among people of color, as factors leading to poverty.
The woman is envisioned as being lazy, uncaring of her children who are also stereotyped as having been born out-of-wedlock , and unwilling to work. The bill has also been criticized for ignoring and not accommodating for the complexities of gender, color, and sexual preference discrimination within society that contribute to the poverty of people of color, women, and non-heterosexual people. In , the average woman received 66 percent of the income of what an average man earned; the average female college graduate working a full-time job still learned less than the average male high school graduate.
But the income disparity is not the only form of disadvantage that women face in the labor market.
Many women are unable to obtain a full time job not just due to gender discrimination, but also because of unavailable, expensive, or inadequate day care. Susan L. Thomas made similar arguments, stating that these disadvantages were created from masculinism. She asserts that welfare systems, including PRWORA, were not made for women, because they have been created based on the male Breadwinner model , which believes that people are poor because they are jobless and the solution is to give them jobs.
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act has continuously been criticized for its violations of universal human rights. Thomas has pointed out the bill fails to prove enough governmental interest warrants its child exclusionary policy and attempts to conserve money through the penalization of women who exercise their constitutional reproductive rights. When the bill was passed, critics denounced the bill for promoting and enforcing heterosexual marriage  , which they argued was made implicit in the bill itself as it states: 1 Marriage is the foundation of a successful society.
However, mothers who could not or did not want to find men to marry them were required to work outside the home, and unmarried mothers who had received state assistance for two months were required to perform community service .
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It also required single mothers who had received up to twenty four months of financial assistance, consecutively or not, to work outside the home thirty hours a week, and penalized mothers who did not work thirty hours a week by reducing or terminating her benefits . Virginia and coercing women into creating or maintaining relationships with the biological fathers; this interference also does not satisfy the heightened scrutiny under the Equal Protection Clause .
PRWORA has been criticized for its terms, which permit all states to not assist people in poverty, even if they meet all the necessary criteria.
It also does not offer additional federal funds to states that have depleted their block grant and contingency funds, thus leaving mothers and children who meet the eligibility criteria with no financial assistance. States are granted more freedom to create regulations that are stricter than federal laws. This manifests in regulations that  :. Diana Spatz, executive director of Lifetime , a statewide organization of low-income parents in California, advocates for the repeal of PRWORA because it prevents a woman from doing what she did prior to its passage: earn her bachelor's degree while supported by welfare.
Johnson, a professor at Northeastern University, asserts that the implementation of PRWORA cut access for single mothers, namely African American single mothers, to attaining a higher education for themselves. With education having such a strong correlation to higher wages, she considers it crucial that welfare policies allow for mothers to attend college in order to lift themselves out of poverty. Another criticism placed on PRWORA by some scholars is that its transition to work provisions negatively affect the ability of low-income mothers enrolled in the program to find a job.
Single mothers enrolled in TANF tend to have lower rates of literacy, and therefore finding employment that within the time frame of the "workfare" component becomes more difficult, or leads to underemployment. An education-first approach has been proposed as an alternative that could provide welfare recipients with more options for employment. Although the incentivization of financial independence is a goal for both recipients and providers, many TANF enrollees feel disincentivized from finding paid work due to low pay and the instability of this transition.
Critics of the law argue that poverty in America increased from onward after Reagan's presidential campaign criticized deficit spending  and that the temporary large reduction in the number of people collecting welfare was largely a result of steady and strong economic growth in the years following enactment of the law.
In analyzing the effects of welfare reform, he notes that caseload reduction is not very demanding, especially compared to improving material conditions in poor communities:. The TANF program does not offer benefits sufficient to lift recipients out of poverty, and despite a strong economy, the majority of families who have moved off the TANF rolls have remained in poverty.
Considerations of another traditional economic goal, reduction of inequality, only makes matters worse. Welfare reform has coincided with massive growth in income and wealth disparities; it has done little to slow the expansion of inequality and may have actually accelerated the trend. Has welfare reform created job opportunities for the poor? Has it promoted wages that allow low-wage workers to escape poverty? In both of these areas, the economic story remains the same: we have little evidence that reform has produced achievements that warrant the label of success.
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Then, Japan was a nation in ruins: a third of its factories had been leveled by U. Yet Japan, going into the s, has risen phoenix-like from the ashes. Nearly every Japanese family owns a radio, one in every four, a TV set; more newspapers are sold per capita than in the U. The people of Japan are incomparably the best fed, clothed and housed in all Asia…. Japan did not lift itself by its own sandal straps. Since the war U. But major credit belongs to the Japanese themselves.
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