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Welfare #17647

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 24, 1972
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules state welfare laws with residency requirements unconstitutional. States trying to cut welfare rolls.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(New York) Welfare recipients described: 55% children; 15.6% aged; 9.4% blind, disabled; 18.6% mothers; under 1% able bodied males. Child day care centers vetoed by President Nixon would have freed 40% welfare mothers for employment. 35% could work now, but no jobs available. New York required able bodied welfare recipients to register for work, to earn money on city clean-up projects. [HRA Admin., Jule M. SUGARMAN - says real jobs must be found for black inner-city males.]
REPORTER: David Snell

Smith, Howard K.;
Snell, David

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