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Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume I

Robert A. Moffitt


This volume collects a series of essays by prominent economists on each of the major means-tested, or welfare, programs in the United States. Each essay covers the institutional history of a program, the policy issues surrounding it, its rules and regulations, its history of expenditure and caseloads, and, most importantly, a summary of the research that economists have conducted on the program and the findings from that research. The volume is an update of a popular first volume in 2003 which became a reference Handbook on the shelf of all economists and policy-makers who work on, or who are ... More

Keywords: transfer programs, welfare, poverty, government policy, program evaluation

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226370477
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226370507.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert A. Moffitt, editor
Johns Hopkins University

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Robert A. Moffitt

1 The Medicaid Program

Thomas Buchmueller, John C. Ham, and Lara D. Shore-Sheppard

2 The Earned Income Tax Credit

Austin Nichols and Jesse Rothstein

3 US Food and Nutrition Programs

Hilary Hoynes and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach