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Chapter 6 - Ungar

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Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA01H3
Professor
Sheldon Ungar

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Manhunts: Chapter 6 –Ungar
· Welfare system based on a hierarchy of deservedness –creates
hardships for mothers who have to prove they deserve welfare
· These struggles began after the introduction of OMA in 1920
(Ontario Mothers Allowance)
· Welfare policy (OMA) is now called Family Benefits Act (FBA)-
initially started to support poor widows
· FBA expanded to support deserted, divorced, unwed, cohabitating
mothers, mothers with incapacitated husbands and single fathers
· FBA helps to stigmatize the poor
· Ontario gov’t has begun cutting back welfare programs and increase
the investigations of mothers (in order to see if they are worthy for
welfare)
· July 1993- single mothers with children over age 12 are pressured to
find work
· Despite the welfare policy expanding and liberalizing over the past 73
years, poor single mothers must still submit to ‘intrusive
investigations and prove their worthiness
MORAL REGULATION AND ITS APPLICATIONS:
· OMA was the base of all welfare policies
· Moral investigation of welfare recipients was not thoroughly
investigated by welfare scholars
· Moral concerns about the poor are often associated with charity work
before the 20th century-many assume this scrutiny decreased with the
post-World War II welfare state
· Scholars influenced by Durkheim, Weber, and Foucault explored
moral regulations of citizens
· They observed how these practices become a project of normalizing,
of rendering natural unequal relationships between the rulers and the
ruled
· Concept of moral regulations helps to emphasize certain aspects of
the welfare policy that have been neglected
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· Clear social and economic interests behind the start of OMA because
there was concern about increased number of unemployed soldiers
· Also desire to replace the loss of soldiers with healthy future citizens-
Anglo Saxon to be specific
· Gender politics also played a big rolewomen had increased role in
the public and job market
· Women were encouraged to return home and lost these jobs to men
· Women also achieved the federal vote in 1918
· Mothers allowance provided a solution to the social, economic, and
gender problems
· OMA persuaded mothers to leave work and return to their families
and gave public value to motherhood
· This policy encouraged women into an economic, social, and sexual
dependent relationship within the family
· HOWEVER, economic interests do not explain the intrusive
investigations the policy allows
· Charity women believed that economic deprivations were caused by
promiscuity, drinking and insanitary habits
· This led them to play intrusive roles in the lives of the poor women—
condoned women who worked outside home
· OMA demanded that to support poor widowed mothers they had to
be fit and proper”
· Led into intrusive behaviour on the OMAs part into these womens
lives
· Conducted extremely thorough investigations—advised mothers on
everything including bedding, care of children, sleeping arrangements
etc.
· Policy expanded overtime to include other types of mothers
(mentioned with the FBA )
· There is a fine line between moral worthiness and financial
worthiness
FINANCIAL MATTERS
· Welfare received was very lowforced them to work part time
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Manhunts: Chapter 6 Ungar Welfare system based on a hierarchy of deservedness creates hardships for mothers who have to prove they deserve welfare These struggles began after the introduction of OMA in 1920 (Ontario Mothers Allowance) Welfare policy (OMA) is now called Family Benefits Act (FBA)- initially started to support poor widows FBA expanded to support deserted, divorced, unwed, cohabitating mothers, mothers with incapacitated husbands and single fathers FBA helps to stigmatize the poor Ontario govt has begun cutting back welfare programs and increase the investigations of mothers (in order to see if they are worthy for welfare) July 1993- single mothers with children over age 12 are pressured to find work Despite the welfare policy expanding and liberalizing over the past 73 years, poor single mothers must still submit to intrusive investigations and prove their worthiness MORAL REGULATION AND ITS APPLICATIONS: OMA was the base of all welfare policies Moral investigation of welfare recipients was not thoroughly investigated by welfare scholars Moral concerns about the poor are often associated with charity work before the 20 th century-many assume this scrutiny decreased with the post-World War II welfare state Scholars influenced by Durkheim, Weber, and Foucault explored moral regulations of citizens They observed how these practices become a project of normalizing, of rendering natural unequal relationships between the rulers and the ruled Concept of moral regulations helps to emphasize certain aspects of the welfare policy that have been neglected www.notesolution.com
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