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The Impact of Federal Incentives on State Policy Innovation

Susan Welch and Kay Thompson
American Journal of Political Science
Vol. 24, No. 4 (Nov., 1980), pp. 715-729
DOI: 10.2307/2110955
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2110955
Page Count: 15
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The Impact of Federal Incentives on State Policy Innovation
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Abstract

Using 57 state public policies as the basis for analysis, this paper assesses the impact of federal incentives on the diffusion rates of these policies throughout the American states. Our analysis revealed that policies with federal incentives do diffuse substantially faster than policies that are the preserve of the states, even when we controlled for the functional area of the policy. Speed of policy diffusion also appears to be related to the time of the policy "invention," although methodological considerations precluded a more systematic analysis of this factor.

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