- Write a 5-page paper discussing
some of the major features of welfare
reform in this country. Give examples
of individuals who have moved from
welfare to work and discuss their “new independence”.
- Imagine yourself as an unskilled worker coming to Queens with a spouse
and a child. You have a starting budget of $500. Give a detailed step-by-step
analysis of how you would go about finding housing and feeding your family.
What other expenses can you think of that come up when looking for a job?
- Research the wages and benefits
packages of Wal-Mart and McDonald’s.
Find out about salary scales, stock
sharing options, and health benefits.
Which company would you rather
work for? If you have difficulty
finding this information, discuss
that too! What companies, if any,
disclose this type of information?