Fw: Race and Welfare

H. C. Covington (ach1@sprynet.com)
Wed, 5 Aug 1998 20:01:17 -0500


-----Original Message-----
From: Ken Neubeck <neubeck@UCONNVM.UCONN.EDU>
To: WELFAREM-L@AMERICAN.EDU <WELFAREM-L@AMERICAN.EDU>
Date: Tuesday, August 04, 1998 4:17 AM
Subject: Race and Welfare


        On July 27 the New York Times had a front-page story entitled
"Welfare
Rolls Show Growing Racial and Urban Imbalance."  According to this story,
white recipients are leaving the rolls at much faster rates than people of
color, and the proportion of recipients who are of color is at an all-time
high.  "...black and Hispanic recipients combined outnumber whites by about
2-1."
        I am interested in what those who have seen this article believe to
be the
principal reasons for such racial disparities in rates of leaving the
welfare rolls, and equally interested in what people think may be the
social and political implications of the worsening racial imbalance in the
color composition of the rolls.



Kenneth J. Neubeck
Department of Sociology U-68
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-2068
Phone: 860-486-4425
   FAX: 860-486-6356
E-mail: neubeck@uconnvm.uconn.edu