Background Research for “Dicey’s Song”


Social Welfare System in the US – http://www.welfareinfo.org/

Poverty – http://www.globalissues.org/issue/2/causes-of-poverty

US Poverty and Statistics http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/


  1. What is social welfare? Use your own words and summarize the ideas in outline form.
  2. To what extent is poverty a problem in the United States? Write a 300-word discussion.
  3. What are three things you learned after reading the resources above that you did not know before? Discuss the 3 ideas in 1-2 paragraphs.

This homework is due Monday, Oct 31. Criterion addressed is Criterion A, Content.


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