Welfare and the Well-Being of / Edition 1

Welfare and the Well-Being of / Edition 1

by Janet M. Currie
     
 

ISBN-10: 3718656248

ISBN-13: 9783718656240

Pub. Date: 06/01/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

An analysis of eight of the largest US welfare programmes affecting children. These programmes include Aid to Families with Dependent Children, the Food Stamp Program. Medicaid, housing assistance, supplemental feeding programmes such as WIC and School Lunch, Head Start and the Earned Income Tax Credit. Despite the fact that these programmes were designed to serve

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An analysis of eight of the largest US welfare programmes affecting children. These programmes include Aid to Families with Dependent Children, the Food Stamp Program. Medicaid, housing assistance, supplemental feeding programmes such as WIC and School Lunch, Head Start and the Earned Income Tax Credit. Despite the fact that these programmes were designed to serve children, most discussion of welfare reforms focuses on the incentives that the welfare system creates for parents. This analysis represents an evaluation of the evidence regarding the effects of welfare programmes on the children themselves. Programmes such as Medicaid and Head Start have a larger effect on measures of child well-being than cash transfer programs such as AFDC. This suggests an economic rationale for the recent trend towards providing a larger proportion of assistance in-kind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783718656240
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/1995
Series:
Fundamentals of Pure and Applied Economics Series
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

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