ERIC Number: ED053310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
Further Preliminary Results of the New Jersey Graduated Work Incentive Experiment.
Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
The intent of this experimental program is to test the impact of an assistance system on issues such as work incentive, cost of benefits, administrative costs, and other corollary issues. The structure is to provide assistance that increases as earned income declines, and decreases as earned income increases. Unlike the President's Welfare Reform Program, this experiment does not include a work requirement or day care services. This program is concerned with the urban, working poor, and the sample was obtained from poor families in certain parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Families were randomly assigned to an experimental group or a control group. Findings indicated no significant decline in weekly family earnings as a result of the income assistance program, however, a significant decline was found in the earnings of wives. The results from this experiment may suggest reasons for supporting the Welfare Reform Program. (Author/GEB)
Descriptors: Control Groups, Economically Disadvantaged, Employed Parents, Experimental Groups, Sampling, Statistical Analysis, Surveys, Urban Population, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services, Working Poor
Office of Economic Opportunity, 1200 19th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20506
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Graduated Work Incentive Experiment; Work Incentives