Million Dollar Baby

Media Type: Film Clips Topic: Jobs & Unemployment

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One of the most powerful scenes in the movie is when Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) buys a small house for her mother and family. She meets surprising resistance. Her mother turns down her offer in order to maintain her eligibility for welfare. This is a powerful way of motivating a discussion of perverse incentives created by public assistance programs.

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