The Effect of Welfare on Work and Marriage: A View From the States
Mickey Hepner and
W. Reed ()
HEW from EconWPA
This study provides a comprehensive examination of the work and family structure incentives of public assistance, focusing on the consequences of state-determined programs. Such an approach allows state policy- makers to understand the tradeoffs implicit in their current program parameters. It allows them to better identify alternative arrangements that may be more consistent with policy goals. And it discovers linkages between work and family structure incentives that may be otherwise difficult to discern. We follow the previous literature in working through a small set of common scenarios meant to represent typical experiences of public assistance recipients. However, accompanying this study is an EXCEL spreadsheet program that allows interested readers to extend the analysis for the complete set of program participation/family characteristics permutations. The spreadsheet has a user-friendly interface and may be downloaded from the internet.
JEL-codes: I38 J22 J12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 29. This paper was published in the Cato Journal, Vol. 23, No. 3 (2004): 349-370.
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Journal Article: The Effect of Welfare on Work and Marriage: A View from the States (2004)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:wpa:wuwphe:0506001
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in HEW from EconWPA
Bibliographic data for series maintained by EconWPA ().