According to Robert Henry Nelson, "The medieval Roman Catholic Church
operated a far-reaching and comprehensive welfare system for the poor...". More »
The history of welfare in the U.S. started long before the government welfare
programs we know were created. In the early days of the United States, the
The history of public welfare in the United States has been one of continuing
change .... The basic shape of the state-federal public welfare system formed by
A federal welfare system was a radical break from the past. ... The lessons of
history, confirmed by the evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that
Among the writings on welfare
was Carol Glassman's essay "Women and the Welfare System
," which appeared in the 1970 collection Sisterhood Is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings From the Women's Liberation Movement .
She writes of welfare
case workers who ask welfare
rec... More »
In its early history, the United States was an expanding ... This aid was carried out
through the poor relief system and ... of American social welfare programs.
Although much of the American public now views welfare dependency as a Black
cultural trait, the welfare system systematically excluded Black people for most ...
The American Welfare State, an article on the history of welfare by Michael B.
Katz, University of Pennsylvania.
legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/a Brief History of Welfare Reform
Definition of a Brief History of Welfare Reform in the Legal Dictionary - by Free
online ... Defenders of public welfare benefits acknowledged that the system was
In the early 21st century, governments spend about percent of GDP on welfare
programs. (Health care for the poor, Medicaid, is described separately below.) ...