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How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low-Wage Work Many struggle to live without government aid and other public assistance, but now we are living in a system where people went from welfare to work and back to welfare with a slowing economy those who got off of welfare went on make 9 to 12 hour for the first time in there lives and now what is happening once again is the is that people are back to a lower paying jobs or no job having to make a decisions about the ends justifying the means the authors talk a lot about what a mother would have to go through in order to make ends meet, but what they did not speak of is the single moms who are making it on low end paying jobs. What constitutes a necessity certainly not what the authors Edin and Lein stated there talking about viewing someone else pocket book I don't care about there mathematics if your not living it you can't always understand, the topic drawing the line to me is kind of egotistical from the authors view, they may have not grew up without financial security and I especially disagree when the statement that Edin and Lein's budgets also provided useful evidence about how much money a mother needs to spend Rhodes 2 In order to keep her family afloat, the writer in this reading, Christopher Jencks makes a very good argument about in theory every mother is capable of supplementing her welfare check, then he went on to say this explanation stretches credulity the mother would have to have interpersonal skills that allow her to make continuing claims on her relatives, or capacity to trade her charms for some mans money I think that is such a prejudice statement from the writer his argument started off on a good note and ended with slander because to make a suggestion like that means in my terms she would have to consistently use her family for resources and become a in home prostitute relying on some man to give her money, Now he is undermining a person who is on welfare assistance ability to make ends meet there are all types of ways to supplement like by using other government and state funded resources. So I guess the same thing...

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