Posts Tagged with “welfare”
May 11th, 2012
In this opinion piece published by the Providence Journal, Ariana Alicea '12 calls for states to increase their support for foster children who "age out" of the system at age 18.
Alicea, a sociology and service learning major from Connecticut, writes: "I'm not speaking from behind the desk of a philanthropy or political position. ... I have been a foster child since I was 6. I was fortunate enough to be born and neglected in Connecticut, a state that offers an extension of child-welfare benefits after age 18 to young adults who qualify."
February 18th, 2011
Nicole Freiner, an assistant professor of political science who focuses on Asian politics, helps PolitiFact dispel a widespread chain e-mail assertion that welfare programs have caused more damage to Detroit than the atomic bomb caused to Hiroshima.
December 3rd, 2008
In the course of her research into the history of institutional care for the children in Rhode Island, Associate Professor of Sociology Sandra Enos, Ph.D., explored the work of one of Rhode Island's earliest social scientists, Thomas Hazard. She shares some of her findings in the following commentary.