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dc.contributor.authorLevin-Waldman, Oren M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-06en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-06T14:08:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-06T14:08:08Z-
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0941276104en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/54251-
dc.description.abstractIn this brief, Oren M. Levin-Waldman examines the structure of existing welfare programs and concludes that the current array of benefits could be synchronized and consolidated to create a new system that would provide economic incentives to work. He suggests combining elements of the earned income tax credit (EITC) and current welfare programs into one program, a consolidated assistance program (CAP). Levin-Waldman argues that a program composed of an assistance component (with one set of benefits for working parents and a different set for nonworking parents) and a child support component could be designed to assure minimal subsistence to those unable to work while providing incentives for those on welfare to work without, in effect, penalizing them for getting off welfare. Such a program would reform welfare more expeditiously than a plan that would simply expand the EITC or put a time limit on welfare benefits. Moreover, such a plan would not necessarily add to the national budget deficit.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherLevy Economics Inst. Annandale-on-Hudson, NYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPublic policy brief // Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College 21en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.titleThe consolidated assistance program: Reforming welfare by synchronizing public assistance benefitsen_US
dc.typeResearch Reporten_US
dc.identifier.ppn67835099Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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