ERIC Number: ED057224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Evaluations of the War on Poverty: Economics of Poverty.
Hedrick, James L.
This report provides an overview of the poverty problem and possible solutions. The available statistics and their limitations are summarized. The complementary roles of income-maintenance and employment policies are discussed. Because employment policies are limited to those who can be made employable, the report concludes that liberal changes in income-maintenance policies, such as increases in public assistance, or some type of negative income tax, will be required to decrease poverty significantly. A discussion of benefit-cost analysis and other methods of poverty program analysis is included. An extensive bibliography is appended. This report is part of a series available as ED 041 979 and VT 014 297-014 300. (BH)
Descriptors: Employment Programs, Evaluation Methods, Federal Programs, Guaranteed Income, Poverty, Poverty Programs, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Social Problems, Welfare Services
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Arlington, VA.