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

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Contents

WINNING THE WAR ON POVERTY
15
THE POVERTY WALL
43
THE PUBLICS OPINION OF WELFARE
59
THE CLAMOR FOR REFORM
67
THE EFFECT OF WELFARE ON WORK
87
THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF RADICAL WELFARE REFORM
133
PRINCIPLES OF WORKABLE WELFARE REFORM
153
POSTSCRIPT PRESIDENT CARTERS WELFARE REFORM PLAN
169
SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAMS
211
MARGINAL TAX RATES ON EARNED INCOME
227
INDEX
241
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Page 29 - State, to needy dependent children and the parents or relatives with whom they are living to help maintain and strengthen family life...
Page 37 - 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 28 - ... 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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