Flashcards in Pt 3: Chapter 16 Vocab Deck (7)
Any number of individual benefit programs that require government to provide a designated benefit to any person who meets the legally defined criteria for eligibility
The idea that all individuals should be given an equal chance to succeed on their own
Equality of opportunity
A government benefit that is a cash equivalent, such as food stamps or rent vouchers. This form of benefit ensures that recipients will use public assistance in a specified way.
The requirement that applicants for public assistance must demonstrate they are poor in order to be eligible for assistance
As defined by the federal government, the annual cost of a thrifty food budget for an urban family of four, multiplied by three to allow for the cost of housing, clothes, and other expenses. Are considered poor and eligible for certain forms of public assistance.
A term that refers to social welfare programs funded through tax revenues and available only to the financially needed. Eligibility for such a program is established through a means test.