Welfare: The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the United States

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Hoover Press, 1978 - 251 pages
 

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Contents

WINNING THE WAR ON POVERTY
11
THE POVERTY WALL
39
THE PUBLICS OPINION OF WELFARE
55
THE CLAMOR FOR REFORM
63
THE EFFECT OF WELFARE ON WORK
83
THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF RADICAL WELFARE REFORM
129
PRINCIPLES OF WORKABLE WELFARE REFORM
149
POSTSCRIPT PRESIDENT CARTERS WELFARE REFORM PLAN
165
SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAMS
207
MARGINAL TAX RATES ON EARNED INCOME
223
INDEX
237
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Page 25 - State, to needy dependent children and the parents or relatives with whom they are living to help maintain and strengthen family life...
Page 33 - The war on poverty has been won, except for perhaps a few mopping-up operations. The combination of strong economic growth and a dramatic increase in government spending on welfare and income transfer programs for more than a decade has virtually wiped out poverty in the United States.
Page 24 - ... annuitants. Benefits (annuities) are paid to qualified employees who retire because of age or disability and to survivors under certain conditions. Employees may retire at age 62 after 5 years of service, at age 60 after 20 years of service, or at age 55 with 30 years of service. Employees involuntarily separated from Government service may draw retirement benefits at age 50 with 20 years of service or under age 50 with 25 years of service. Employees of an employing agency undergoing a "major...

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