Welfare Reform in the United States

This paper reviews the structure and trends of the U.S. welfare system and the U.S. Administration's reform proposals. It shows that, despite the attention the program receives, the welfare program is actually quite small and has experienced moderate rates of growth. However, the system does fa...

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Main Author: Nedde, Ellen Marie
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. International Monetary Fund 1995, 1995
Series:IMF Working Papers; Working Paper
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Collection: International Monetary Fund - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This paper reviews the structure and trends of the U.S. welfare system and the U.S. Administration's reform proposals. It shows that, despite the attention the program receives, the welfare program is actually quite small and has experienced moderate rates of growth. However, the system does face serious problems. In particular, its structure sets up strong financial disincentives to paid employment and saving at the same time that its low level of benefits fails to lift low-income children and their families out of poverty
Physical Description:22 p.
ISBN:1451854668
9781451854664