Write a research paper on the causes of poverty in the United States.

Write a research paper on the causes of poverty in the United States. (2) Are existing welfare policies effective in combating poverty? Why or why not? (3) What policy reforms would you recommend? As you present your argument, please address issues of prevention, education and access to social services as it relates to welfare policies. You should also incorporate information about welfare reform under the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations. References: Barbour, Christine and Gerald C. Wright. Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics, 7th edition. Washington: CQ Press, 2015. Common Core State Standards Initiative. “About the Standards.” http://www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards/ (accessed January 2016). Dye, Thomas R. Understanding Public Policy, 14th edition. New York: Pearson, 2013. Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. 89th Congress. Public Law 89-10. No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. 107th Congress. Public Law 107-110. Office of Management and Budget. “Historical Tables.” Whitehouse.gov. (accessed January 2016). Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. 104th Congress. Public Law 104-193. Rushefsky, Mark E. Public Policy in the United States, 5th edition. New York: ME Sharpe, 2013. Shi, David and George Tindall. America: The Essential Learning Edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2015. US Department of Education. “Race to the Top Fund.” (accessed January 2016). US Department of Health and Human Services. “Poverty Guidelines.” (accessed January 2016). YouTube. “Poverty Rates Surge in American Suburbs | MetroFocus” (accessed September 2016).[order_button_a]