Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/160742
Authors: 
Smeeding, Timothy
Year of Publication: 
1991
Series/Report no.: 
LIS Working Paper Series 70
Abstract: 
The effectiveness of tax and transfer systems in removing low income families of all ages from poverty is compared across eight nations. The paper shows the relative ineffectiveness of the U.S. tax and transfer system in meeting the needs of its poor children, elderly and adults compared to other nations.
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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