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Children outside of a housing project
[Portrait of a working poor family]
Original Airdate: 11/30/1983

Length: 00:17:48
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt interviews Geneva Evans (working mother) and Jason Evans (son of Geneva Evans) in their home. Evans describes her experiences as a working mother. She says that she cannot support herself and her son on her salary. Evans explains that she is not allowed to work if she goes on welfare; that welfare benefits alone are not enough to live on. Evans says that she has not felt the effects of the economic recovery. She accuses Ronald Reagan (US President) of taking food from her son's mouth. Evans promises to vote against Reagan. She criticizes the government's policy of cutting welfare benefits for people who work part time. Geneva Evans and Jason Evans have a snack at their kitchen table. Jason tells Geneva about his day at school. Jason says that he hopes Walter Mondale (Democratic candidate for US President) will win the presidential election. The tape includes footage of Jason Evans and a girl walking outside of the Evans' apartment building in the rain.

Contributor : Reporter
Meg Vaillancourt
Format : Tape 3093   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 100941 
VHS cassette 101689 
Betacam cassette 70749 
digital betacam cassette 71113 

Subject : Keywords
Urban poor
Welfare economics

Subject : Personal Names
Evans, Geneva
Evans, Jason
Mondale, Walter
Reagan, Ronald
Vaillancourt, Meg

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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