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Misconceptions About People in Poverty: The Push for Work Requirements

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Misconceptions about people in poverty appear to drive proposed changes in social welfare policy, particularly the work requirements either being promoted by the Trump Administration and discussed or implemented in several states. A fuller understanding of factors underlying the problem of poverty suggests that these policies will be counterproductive, neither reducing the incidence of poverty nor helping those individuals and families targeted by these new policies.  Read more at:  https://rochesterbeacon.com/2018/11/30/false-stereotypes-harm-people-in-poverty/

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