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Human rights -- Legislation, Public welfare administration -- United States -- Evaluation, Social justice


In his testimony to joint hearings before a task force of the welfare reform subcommittee of the US House of Representatives held on November 9, 1977, in Salem, Oregon, as part of a proposed welfare reform bill, H.R. 9030, Professor Norman L. Wyers shared the diverse opinions of participants of Oregon town hall meetings on economic security, entitlement, eligibility and responsibility. The public opinion survey findings revealed Oregonians' support for humanitarian policies, universal benefits, and a focus on job creation over training. Wyers urged policymakers to consider the liberal attitudes uncovered in the survey, emphasizing the need for a steady supply of jobs at decent wages for those who want to work and avoiding stigmatization of the poor.


Joint Hearings Before a Task Force of the Welfare Reform Subcommittee of the Committee on Agriculture Committee on Education And Labor Committee on Ways And Means U,S. House of Representatives Ninety-Fifth Congress First Session on H.R. 9030 - A Bill To Replace the Existing Federal Welfare Programs - Part VI - Public Witnesses

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