ERIC Number: EJ717425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-1
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Importing the Poor: Welfare Magnetism and Cross-Border Welfare Migration
Journal of Human Resources, v40 n1 p57 Win 2005
A study of the welfare programs in two counties bordering different states along with comparative welfare expenditure in interior counties tests the theory that Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients migrate to counties which have a higher per capita welfare budget. Research shows that border counties with a $100 differential tend to spend 4.0 to 6.8 percent more on the migrating recipients. Some states had sought to deter this migration by imposing residency conditions, which were struck down by the Supreme Court.
Descriptors: Migration, Counties, Welfare Services, Economically Disadvantaged, Residence Requirements, Welfare Recipients, Family Programs, County Programs, Public Policy
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 - Research
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children