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Is There Such a Thing as an Absolute Poverty Line Over Time? Evidence from the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia on the Income Elasticity of the Poverty Line — SUMMARY
Gordon M. Fisher (202) 690-6143 September 1995
This paper reviews the rich literature on this topic.
Long-Term Effects of the Minnesota Family Investment Program on Marriage and Divorce Among Two-Parent Families
In 1994, Minnesota began testing a major welfare reform initiative that emphasized financial incentives for work, a participation requirement for long-term recipients, and the simplification of rules and procedures for receiving public assistance. MDRC conducted an in-depth evaluation of the Minnesota Family Investment Program's effectiveness and
Interaction of Child Support and TANF: Evidence from Samples of Current and Former Welfare Recipients
Welfare and child support programs have long been intertwined. Given the common populations served and the role that child support payments play in self-sufficiency and cost recovery, understanding the interaction between child support and welfare is important. This report examines the interaction of child support and welfare receipt by analyzing