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SW 478 Final

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  • 1
    Rawls’ idea of a social contract is based on the principle “the greatest good for the greatest number.”
  • 2
    Adam Smith developed the ideas that formed the basis of “laissez-faire” economics.
  • 3
    The principles underlying the market system in the U.S. are largely reflected in practice.

  • 4
    The segregated labor market is one of the reasons for the gender gap in wages.
  • 5
    The poverty line in the U.S. measures the distribution of wealth in the nation.
  • 6
    Proponents of supply side economics favor increased taxes on high income households.

  • 7
    The Social Security Act attempted to ameliorate the social costs of a market economy.
  • 8
    Direct subsidies to corporations are examples of tax expenditures.
  • 9
    Income tax rates have increased sharply since 1980.
  • 10
    The Federal Reserve Board attempts to regulate the business cycle through monetary policy.

  • 11
    Outdoor relief refers to aid provided to low income persons in institutions such as asylums.
  • 12
    Most of the principles of the Elizabethan Poor Laws were discarded after the American colonies gained their independence from Great Britain.
  • 13
    The Federal government developed policies to aid low income mothers and children before the states took any action in this regard.
  • 14
    Welfare programs in the U.S. have consistently reflected both racial and gender biases in their implementation.
  • 15
    The changing composition of the welfare rolls contributed to the growth of anti-welfare attitudes.
  • 16
    A major goal of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act was to make it easier for low income families to apply for and receive welfare benefits.

  • 17
    Social Security is primarily funded by a regressive payroll tax.
  • 18
    Unless there are significant reforms, the Social Security Trust Funds are projected to be unable to cover payment to eligible beneficiaries by sometime in the mid-21st century.
  • 19
    A major difference between recipients of Social Security and welfare (TANF) is that Social Security recipients receive a cost-of-living increase in most years.
  • 20
    The primary target of the Social Security Act was low income women and children.

  • 21
    African American children are disproportionately represented in the nation’s foster care system.
  • 22
    The 1909 White House Conference on Children and Youth recommended that whenever possible children should be kept in their own homes.
  • 23
    The primary accomplishment of the Children’s Aid Society was to build institutions for the care of abused and abandoned children.
  • 24
    The major role of the Children’s Bureau was to conduct research on child welfare issues.
  • 25
    It is widely accepted in the child welfare field that family preservation is the best way to achieve the best interests of children.
  • 26
    The legal doctrine that authorizes the state to act on behalf of vulnerable children is known as parens patriae.

  • 27
    The Social Security Act of 1935 provided funds to help states establish public child welfare systems.
  • 28
    The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 had little impact on state child welfare agencies.
  • 29
    Latino children are less likely to be reunified with their families than white children.
  • 30
    Policies adopted in the 1990s discouraged the use of trans-racial adoption

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