Posted by Cassia on March 12, 1998 at 13:00:42:
In response to bankruptcy, written by Sarah P on March 11, 1998 at 06:18:42
] The workhouse, however, would certainly be a deterrent, compared to government handouts to encourage single mothers etc.
There have always been single mothers. Remember, in JA's time most working class people did not marry and most of them still had children anyway. Part of the reason, both then and now, was the ability to keep more of the money you earned if you were single, and the fact that husbands are often felt to be an added burden rather than a help. Considering the statistics about the percentage of men who always pay all of the child support required of them, is their thinking really that wrongheaded?
- stats Caroline 20:22:04 3/12/98 (2)
- "Handouts" Marie Bernadette 14:12:43 3/12/98 (0)
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