Public Assistance: A Study of Employment Difficulties of Thirty Intact Families Known to the Special Family Counseling Program, Department of Welfare, City of New York, January 1960 - June 1964
Every man, according to our Western culture, is expected to support his children and to work for a living. "A man's occupation is the symbol of his status in the world, and when he fails to meet his financial obligations to his family and is forced to apply for assistance from a public welfare agency, he suffers a loss of self-respect". If his inability to earn a living continues for a period of many months or years, his sense of being worthless to his family and to society can seriously damage his self-image. In this decade where advances in technology and automation have created additional stresses for a large segment of the American population, the unemployed suffers the most because of the limited job market, lack of skills and training, psychological and socio-cultural factors and discrimination. With the increased proportion of unemployment in the United States in recent years, a growing concern is reflected in President Johnson's national "War on Poverty" and similar state and local programs.
Counseling Psychology|Social work
Phillips, Norris P, "Public Assistance: A Study of Employment Difficulties of Thirty Intact Families Known to the Special Family Counseling Program, Department of Welfare, City of New York, January 1960 - June 1964" (1965). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30308739.