Spending on Social Welfare Programs in Rich and Poor States. Final Report.. e. Federal Grant Effects

07/01/2004

When we estimated the regression separately for each quartile, the signs of the effects of federal grants reverse or the coefficients are estimated with less statistical significance for the poorest states (Quartile 4), indicating weak grant income effects for those states, as shown in Exhibit III-11. In particular, for the social welfare spending categories, federal grants have positive and statistically significant effects only for Medicaid, suggesting a substitution toward Medicaid spending as federal grant income rises.26 For the other quartiles, the results are mixed, as also shown in Exhibits III-11; however, the effect of social welfare grants on Medicaid is generally large, positive, and statistically significant.

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