Posts Tagged with “welfare”

Student advocates for more support for foster children as they enter adulthood

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."


Bryant professor takes a look at realities of Japanese welfare

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.


Commentary: Learning from Rhode Island’s history of social welfare

December 3rd, 2008

Sandra EnosIn 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.