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Johnson's Great Society: Its Legacy in the 1990s

Elba Brown-Collier

Review of Social Economy, 1998, vol. 56, issue 3, 259-276

Abstract: The collection of legislative actions proposed and negotiated by Johnson included many different programs. The goals, objectives and implementation strategies were not clearly defined. Over the past thirty years, the success and/or failure of these programs has been discussed with no consensus emerging. The historical record of expenditures both as a percentage of GDP and as a percentage of federal outlays, however, reveals a lasting impact of the “Great Society” legislation.

Keywords: War on Poverty; Great Society; Lyndon B. Johnson; poverty programs; federal outlays; income distribution (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1998
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DOI: 10.1080/00346769800000027

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