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Public policy and the income distribution

Author: Alan J Auerbach; David E Card; John M Quigley
Publisher: New York : Russell Sage Foundation, ©2006.
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"Public Policy and the Income Distribution tackles many of the most difficult and intriguing questions about how government intervention - or lack thereof - has affected the incomes of everyday Americans. The twentieth century was remarkable in the extent to which advances in public policy helped improve the economic well being of Americans. Synthesizing existing knowledge on the effectiveness of public policy and  Read more...
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Public policy and the income distribution.
New York : Russell Sage Foundation, c2006
(OCoLC)655191862
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan J Auerbach; David E Card; John M Quigley
ISBN: 0871540460 9780871540461
OCLC Number: 61211432
Description: xii, 412 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: What did the 1990s welfare reforms accomplish? / Rebecca M. Blank --
The take-up of social benefits / Janet Currie --
Government programs and social outcomes : comparison of the United States with other rich nations / Timothy M. Smeeding --
Income and welfare concentration in a historical and international perspecive / Emmanuel Saez --
Social security and the evolution of elderly poverty / Gary V. Engelhardt and Jonathan Gruber --
The measurement and evolution of health inequality : evidence from the U.S. Medicare population / Jonathan Skinner and Weiping Zhou --
The socioeconomic status of black males : the increasing importance of incarceration / Steven Raphael --
Public health and mortality : what can we learn from the past? / Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn.
Responsibility: Alan J. Auerbach, David Card, John M. Quigley, editors.

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"Public Policy and the Income Distribution tackles many of the most difficult and intriguing questions about how government intervention - or lack thereof - has affected the incomes of everyday Americans. The twentieth century was remarkable in the extent to which advances in public policy helped improve the economic well being of Americans. Synthesizing existing knowledge on the effectiveness of public policy and contributing valuable new research, Public Policy and the Income Distribution examines public policy's successes, and points out the areas in which progress remains to be made."--BOOK JACKET.

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