This archive file of HSM 240 Week 5 Discussion Questions shows the solutions to the following points:
DQ 1: Discuss three of the nine major forms of benefits and services in the U.S. social welfare system, referred to on p. 95. For each of the three forms, provide an example of when you think that benefit or service might be positive and when it might be negative. Think of examples other than those provided in Ch. 5.
DQ 2: Imagine there is a local welfare agency that exercises consumer sovereignty by giving a specified amount of cash to a family to use for food. The family is eligible for the amount, but the agency does not follow up to make sure the family spent the money as allocated. Explain why this practice is ineffective from the agency’s perspective as well as from the family’s perspective. How might you advise the agency to help it improve its allocation policy?