Funding for this study was provided by the Research and Publications Committee of Portland State University.
Welfare recipients -- Public opinion, Public welfare, Poverty, Low-income single mothers -- Oregon -- Social conditions, Single women -- Oregon -- Social conditions, Welfare -- Social aspects -- Case Studies, Household surveys -- Oregon -- 20th century
There are many popular misconceptions about people on welfare. This study challenges these myths with empirical findings, confirming the results of earlier studies. Four misconceptions contradicted by the findings of this study are as follows:
- MYTH: She Doesn’t Want to Work
- MYTH: Welfare Breeds Welfare
- MYTH: She Rides the Gravy Train
- MYTH: She Finds Life is Easy on Welfare
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Special Report: Women, Welfare, and Work, Portland, Oregon: Portland State University School of Social Work, Spring, 1983.