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dc.contributor.authorCarneiro, Pedroen_US
dc.contributor.authorHansen, Karsten T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHeckman, James Josephen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:22:59Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:22:59Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21503-
dc.description.abstractThis paper summarizes our recent research on evaluating the distributional consequences of social programs. This research advances the economic policy evaluation literature beyond estimating assorted mean impacts to estimate distributions of outcomes generated by different policies and determine how those policies shift persons across the distributions of potential outcomes produced by them. Our approach enables analysts to evaluate the distributional effects of social programs without invoking the ?Veil of Ignorance? assumption often used in the literature in applied welfare economics. Our methods determine which persons are affected by a given policy, where they come from in the ex-ante outcome distribution and what their gains are. We apply our methods to analyze two proposed policy reforms in American education. These reforms benefit the middle class and not the poor.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 453en_US
dc.subject.jelH43en_US
dc.subject.jelI28en_US
dc.subject.jelD33en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordSocial programsen_US
dc.subject.keywordDistributional Effectsen_US
dc.subject.keywordPolicy Evaluationen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwVereinigte Staatenen_US
dc.titleRemoving the Veil of Ignorance in Assessing the Distributional Impacts of Social Policiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn348730594en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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