Essays Tagged: "single mother"

Welfare reform in America

nities to take care of America's poverty stricken masses?Will the cycle of poverty end with a poor, single mother working a job atMcDonalds to support her children instead of gaining welfare benefits? ...

(6 pages) 331 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Illusions and denial in "The Glass Managerie" by Tennessee Williams

estructive than helpful.Amanda Wingfield, the mother, lives in the popularity of her past. She is a single mother living in poverty during the Great Depression with two adult children. Yet she continu ...

(2 pages) 58 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Biography of Edger Alan Poe.

n after Edgar Allan Poe was born, he left his family. Poe's mother, Elizabeth Arnold Poe, was now a single mother at the age of eighteen. When Poe was two years old his mother died of tuberculosis. Wh ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Welfare and Society.

sed throughout the country, there is one population that suffers the highest percentage of poverty: single-mother households. In 2001, 6.81 million or 9.2% of U.S. families were identified as living b ... ied as living below the poverty level, and of these families, 3.47 million, or 51% were headed by a single mother (U.S. Census Bureau). The statistics did not stay constant but worsened by 2002, with ...

(6 pages) 194 1 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

New Begining: A personl experience

New BeginningI will never forget the look in her eyes, a single mother of two young girls trying to make it in the world. She had her ups and downs, but mor ...

(3 pages) 41 1 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

My Personal Goals as a College Student. Paper only relates to teen parents beginning a new college education.

l with a child, still graduating high school are much lower than a typical teenager. The odds of a single mother enrolling in college, then graduating with a degree is also uncommon. According to Ma ...

(3 pages) 192 0 3.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Making ends meet

, the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, poor, single mothers were repeatedly characterized as the causes of virtually all that was wrong in the Un ... , policy-makers and pundits as lazy, dependent, reluctant to work, often as promiscuous and corrupt.Single mothers have to cope with providing enough to make ends meet, their family's basic income nee ...

(2 pages) 36 0 0.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The social welfare state

ard work was incentive enough by itself. For others, welfare provided a dis-incentive to work. Many single mothers found that welfare benefits were simply more valuable than low-skilled employment. (J ... imply more valuable than low-skilled employment. (Jencks, 1997) Neither option would often remove a single mother from poverty. (Edelman, 1997)Throughout the 1980's and '90's, public opinion began to ...

(15 pages) 421 2 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Social Status

class consists of approximately 20 to 25% of the population. This class includes Blacks, Hispanics, single mother with dependant children, unemployed, or low paying work. Using the objective method to ...

(4 pages) 205 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Making Ends Meet: A Single Mother's Struggles

am, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). In changing the nature of the program many poor single-mothers now may not meet the eligibility requirements to receive certain benefits. I believe ... ertain benefits. I believe that the change in legislation does not look out for the interest of the single-mother or her children, but only benefits the government finically. On my way to work ...

(4 pages) 109 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

I got a 90 on this essay it doesnt need any changes unless you want to add is about postive influence by a person on my life

every move and keeping me on the right track. My mother is a strong woman and she holds well for a single mother. But, the days that she has to struggle are the days I have to stand up and help her b ...

(2 pages) 97 1 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Pay It Forward - A Biblical Comparison

cKinney, creates a plan for "paying forward" favors, he not only affects the life of his struggling single mother, but he sets in motion an unprecedented wave of human kindness which, unbeknownst to h ... ticks with him.Pay it Forward 4Arlene, Trevor's mother, was considered the hearth keeper. She was a single mother and was willing to work at any job to protect and care for Trevor. Trevor filled the s ...

(7 pages) 104 4 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"Love, in the world of 'Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant' is a destructive force."

felt reckless and dashing' (pg 5) but a few years down the track and 3 children later, Pearl was a single mother with a part-time job and a depleting self-esteem.After Beck left her, Pearl's determin ...

(4 pages) 38 2 4.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Describe a major sacrifice that someone has made for you to attend college or graduate school and how that sacrifice has influenced your life."

or graduate school and how that sacrifice has influenced your life."I am a 20-year-old student and single mother of two; Kolby, who is 5 and Peyton, who is almost 3. My children have had to make the ...

(3 pages) 38 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Christmas, my favorite holiday

984 here in the city of Puebla. I live with my mom, sister, and my handsome one year old son. I'm a single mother trying to do the best I can for my son, however, I get a lot of help from my family, e ...

(3 pages) 59 0 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The Struggle Of A Single Mother

The Struggle Of A Single MotherThere are times that can be very hard on a person. It is very difficult to maintain a f ... In the beginning of the article, Downey feels very depressed and sad as she talks about her life as single mother. She states that she is a burden to everyone and everything especially being on welfar ... n conclusion, Downey has faced many obstacles in life at an age that people cannot imagine. Being a single mother and raising two kids on welfare, she has achieved so much in life. She is grateful of ...

(4 pages) 49 1 3.7 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Teen Pregnancy

income, and ethnicity. Another reason women may experience discrimination is because she is a young single mother. There is a universal stereotype of unwed mothers. Many people automatically assume th ...

(3 pages) 49 2 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

My Life of Dysfunction

is Kristi; I am 33 years old and residing in Holiday, Fl. I was born and raised in Odessa, Fl. to a single mother and 3 older brothers. I do not recall much of my childhood except that of chaos and di ...

(4 pages) 41 2 4.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Tupperware Marketing Strategies

ractical product would someday be in every household. As luck would have it, Earl met a middle-aged single mother named Brownie Wise. Ms. Wise started to peddle the Tupperware door-to-door. Door-to-do ... h was going to have to appeal to a vast array of different personalities. Couples with no children, single adults and professionals were all targeted as potential customers. Updates and improvements n ...

(4 pages) 67 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Texts across time have portrayed women in terms of a dichotomy between "good" and "bad", but to what extent are the composers of the texts you have studied ambivalent towards their female characters?

th century England, Fay Weldon's eighties novel, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, and Chocolat, a single mother's integration into a rural French community, by Joanne Harris. No true saints or villa ...

(8 pages) 22 0 5.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers