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coupons of a greater face value which must be used for specific pur- poses. There are several possible additional explanations for the failure of eligibles to participate: stigma, misinformation, and immo- bility. Stigma is the bad feeling or disutility associated with the accep- tance of welfare.

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Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Paper no. 1153-97

The Food Stamp program provides food coupons to low-income families regardless of family structure and hence does not have the same “bias” toward single-parent families as does AFDC. Eligibility and benefits for the program are based on the income and resources of a group of people who eat together, regardless of their relationship to each

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property settlement without making a trade-off. Second, custodial parents of higher status (as indicated by greater socioeconomic . resources) are more likely to desire greater investments in their children (Leibowitz, 1977; Murnane, Maynard, and Ohls, 1981) and are

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Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Paper no. 1073-95

The Food Stamp program provides food coupons to all families, with or without children and regardless of marital status, who have income and assets below defined amounts. In computing benefits for families with earnings, a standard deduction is allowed as well as a deduction of 20 percent of

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A primer on U.S. welfare reform

the single-mother population was made worse off by the reform. This article will review the U.S. experience and assess the origins and effects of the 1996 reform.1 Context: The U.S. system of means-tested transfers The TANF program is only a small component in the larger system of means-tested transfer programs in the United States today.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Researchon

raised was siphoned off, only a small fraction going directly to the charity or public institution specified in the charter (Asbury, 1938). In time, privatization permitted lottery managers to illegally fix the prize winner or fail to pay prizes altogether. Whereas the most serious

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IRP Discussion Paper Abstracts

If anything, the increase in earnings growth during the mid-to-late 1990s for single mothers who were particularly affected by the EITC expansion was higher than it was for other similar women. The EITC encourages work among single mothers, and that work continues to pay off

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Assessing the Changing Relationship Between Food Stamps

benefits through local state or county offices. Traditionally, states issued paper coupons (or „food stamps‟), but today, the sole method of benefit delivery is through Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards. The EBT is a plastic electronic card and works like a bank debit card.2 Because the

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Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Paper no. 1163-98

cycle that starts off reasonably well, then deteriorates as the month wears on, becoming marginal if not desperate in the final week or 10 days, depending on how frugal they were earlier. . . . The cyclical nature of undernutrition in America—the monthly slide to a meager diet of starches that will stave off the

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Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Paper no.1334-08

was made worse off by the reform. This paper will review the U.S. experience and assess the causes and effects of the 1996 reform. The first section of the paper puts the AFDC-TANF program in perspective relative to the larger U.S. system of transfers to …

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