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LynNell Hancock

Americans Have Long Felt Ambivalent About Aid to Poor, Says LynNell Hancock

Americans have long felt ambivalent toward those in poverty and who should qualify for government assistance. LynNell Hancock, author of "Hands to Work: The Stories of Three Families Racing the Welfare Clock" and assistant professor in the Graduate School of Journalism, discusses the various issues and shifting attitudes of both policy makers and the public in responding to the poor.

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Shot: Apr 08, 2002
Published: Jun 11, 2002
Last modified:Jan 29, 2004