ERIC Number: ED213809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Children in Poverty: The Truly Needy Who Fall through the Safety Net.
The predicted incidence of poverty before and after government income transfers, the effectiveness of such transfers, and the distribution of children in one and two parent families are examined in this report on the trends in poverty since 1965. Included are a review of how the Reagan budget cuts will affect households with children and a discussion of alternative policies to reduce poverty. The paper suggests that the Reagan program will result in an increase in poverty incidence, particularly among households with children. The establishment of a new child support program, the expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit, and the repeal of the consumer interest deduction from the personal income tax to raise 6 billion dollars in 1982 are cited as potentially effective welfare reform efforts. (Author/JCD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Graduate School.; Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Economic Opportunity Act 1964