The Administration: Organization Woman

Poverty may breed poverty, but it has also spawned a vast, ever-growing nexus of federal programs and agencies designed to help the poor. The Department of Health, Education and Welfare alone administers nearly 100 poverty-connected programs. More than 700 local projects concerned with citizens over 65 years of age are sponsored by HEW. Thousands of others across the country provide aid and advice to the needy, the handicapped and the undereducated. To better coordinate the programs, HEW Secretary John Gardner has gathered five major welfare agencies* under one office, named the...

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