ERIC Number: ED169166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-22
Reference Count: 0
Potential Second Order Effects of Carter's Welfare Reform on the Family.
Abbott, Ann A.
This paper discusses the "Better Jobs and Income Act," President Carter's proposed welfare reform bill. Brief attention is given to speculation on "first order effects" of the bill. Effects considered concern the equity and the adequacy of the bill. Major attention is directed toward "second order effects," particularly in relation to family composition, and potential female labor force participation. With respect to female labor force participation, major factors considered are: (1) the position of the female labor market, which continues to be secondary to that of males; (2) present views of mother labor force participation; and (3) the effects of varying full employment definitions on expectations for women. Additional discussion is directed toward the potential impact of these "second order effects" on the originally prescribed policy goals and objectives. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Better Jobs and Income Act
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations--"Family Policy: Putting Priorities into Action" (40th, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 19-22, 1978)