Our Costly Dilemma

Our Costly Dilemma

'Out of Wedlock' - Blight On Our Welfare System

by: A Welfare Caseworker | publication date: June 25, 1960 | Publication: Buffalo Evening News | pages: 3

May I commend you for your series of articles on public welfare. The presentation to the public of the problems of public welfare is long overdue.

May I also suggest that the article on the problems under the category of Aid to Dependent Children did not present strongly enough the viciousness of the out-of-wedlock situation.

Written by a caseworker in the Erie County Department of Social Welfare in response to Ed May's article about the Aid to Dependent Children, this article talks about how single mothers choose not to marry because they would lose welfare benefits for their children.

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