ECU SOCI 1010 - Social Change (3 pages)

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Recap of connection between individual & society, Discussion of change through government policy - welfare, etc.


Lecture number:
33
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
East Carolina University
Course:
Soci 1010 - Race, Gender, Class
Edition:
1
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SOCI 1010 1nd Edition Lecture 33 Outline of Last Lecture I University rules procedures continued a Male v female control b Dorms II Interactions a Fun b Consent III How can women stay safe IV How to make environments less risky Outline of Current Lecture I The Big Idea II Social Change a Connection between individual society i Black White fraternities III Change through government policy a Welfare IV History of cash aid to families These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Current Lecture I II III IV The Big Idea sociology as a discipline interested in how why society changes Social Change a Connection between individual society society social context influences individuals i Black white fraternities black frat members more likely to be romantic in their treatment of women 1 Living arrangements a Black fraternities no frat house more likely to live in off campus apartment have own bedroom etc b White fraternities frat houses communal living sharing rooms etc b Individuals also influence society when they actively attempt to create change ex Mattress protest Change through government policy a Welfare government programs created to provide general social welfare or wellbeing for the population through the distribution of money goods or services b Examples food stamps Medicare Medicaid social security housing subsidies unemployment disability free reduced lunch WIC immunizations through public health financial aid grants subsidized loans TANF temp aid needy families History of cash aid to families a AFDC aid to families to dependent children b Changed to TANF in 1996 i Assumption was that welfare was a problem ii Expectation move people from welfare to work iii Result moving people away from government cash benefits c Originally focused on having a parent at home families who had lost a breadwinner etc d Once changed to TANF some things stayed the same i Families must have children minors ii Must qualify financially for program standard of need varies by state 1 NC must back less than 544 month to qualify e Differences after reform i Must work or have approved alternative ex Schooling job search training etc ii TEMPORARY maximum 5 years total iii Less federal mandate more state controlled f Characteristics of TANF recipients hand out i Avg of children per family 1 8 ii White 31 8 Black 31 9 Hispanic 30 iii Reason for closure 1 Employment 17 2 Federal time limit 1 g 15 of federal government budget goes towards need based welfare TANF food stamps Medicare etc h Over 1 3 federal government budget goes towards social security Medicare


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