What is Social Welfare? - Definition & Services


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A _____ policy is one where money is taken from one, usually wealthier, group in the form of taxes, to pay for programs to benefit another group, often poorer.

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1. Which program was the first to offer cash assistance to needy families?

2. Which of the following was NOT part of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take a few minutes to answer the multiple-choice questions provided in this quiz on the topic of social welfare. See how well you do answering questions about Social Security and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on things like:

  • Name for a policy where money is taken from wealthier groups with taxes to pay for programs that benefit the poor
  • First program to offer needy families cash assistance
  • Characteristics of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
  • The way Social Security is funded
  • Social Security payment increase in 1972 that took into account current average cost of goods and services was called this

Skills Practiced

The following skills are displayed:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding the 1972 Social Security payment increase and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Social Security is funded
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the first program to offer cash assistance to needy families

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