ERIC Number: EJ717424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-1
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Welfare Reform when Recipients Are Forward-Looking
Swann, Christopher A.
Journal of Human Resources, v40 n1 p31 Win 2005
By studying recipients of aid under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) welfare scheme, the effect of time limits of welfare schemes on forward looking recipients is assessed using a discrete-choice dynamic programming framework model. The policy simulations for the preferred specification of utility reveal that two year time limits lead to 9 percent reduction in recipients and five year time limits to the benefits leads to a 60 percent reduction. One third of this reduction is attributable to behavioral change that is forward looking.
Descriptors: Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services, Simulation, Economically Disadvantaged, Public Policy, Social Action, Long Range Planning, Family Programs
University of Wisconsin Press, Journals Division, 1930 Monroe St., Madison, WI 53711-2059. Web site: http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/jhr/home.html.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families