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Kelly Sokolowski Methods in Practice Spring 2000 Abstract The journal article Welfare should be Expanded by Jane Haddam National Welfare Journal January 29 1996 argues that government funded social services should be available to all needy people regardless of their income Comparing welfare in European countries and America Haddam contends that welfare services in Europe surpass the United States because they offer help to anyone who seeks it She maintains that middle-class Americans resent supporting a welfare system which does not provide for them Summary Jane Haddam the author of Welfare Should be Expanded states that our welfare system is far below that of other industrialized nations Countries in Europe such as England France and Germany have greatly surpassed us concerning welfare Implementations such as universalized health care government provided day care and family allowances are a few of the examples Haddam gives to show how Europe is one step ahead of the United States in regards to the welfare system France Germany the Netherlands and Britain all have cash-grant child benefits payable to anyone-rich poor or middleclass-who is raising children Haddam 1996 By making these government-sponsored programs available to all citizens removes the stigma attached to public assistance The European welfare states are not attempts to put a safety net under the most disadvantaged They are by and large society wide programs available to everyone without the humiliating requirement of means testsHaddam 1996 Lack of such programs to benefit citizens in our country is
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