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Welfare Generosity: The Importance of Administrative Efficiency, Community Values and Genuine Benevolence

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
David C. Ribar, Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Using 1988-1991 state-level data, a public expenditure model is estimated for benefits paid through the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) programme. The paper investigates whether differences in programme efficiency, community attitudes, perceptions of the effects of AFDC on recipient behaviour, and tastes for redistribution explain the variation in public support for welfare across states.

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Publication
Applied Economics, 28:8 (August 1996), 1045-54
Language: English
Date: 1996
Keywords
Welfare generosity, Administrative efficiency, Community values, Public support