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The Distribution and Anti-Poverty Effectiveness of U.S. Transfers, 1992
Thomas L. Hungerford
The Journal of Human Resources
Vol. 31, No. 1 (Winter, 1996), pp. 255-273
Published by: University of Wisconsin Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/146050
Page Count: 19
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In 1992, federal, state, and local governments spent almost $1.3 trillion for social welfare programs. This paper examines program participation and the anti-poverty effectiveness of nine selected social welfare programs. The results suggest that the benefits from these programs are fairly well targeted-with the elderly, disabled, and those with poor labor market prospects receiving most of the benefits.
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