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How increasing administrative burdens and means testing in the US safety-net punishes the poor

Fox, Ashley M., Feng, Wenhui and Reynolds, Megan M. (2022) How increasing administrative burdens and means testing in the US safety-net punishes the poor. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (22 Aug 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Millions of Americans rely on safety-net programs such as the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and Medicaid. In recent decades, these programs have been reformed with the aim of better targeting those most in need by creating rules and eligibility assessments. In new research. Ashley Fox, Wenhui Feng and Megan Reynolds find that the introduction of these rules has created substantial barriers and often reduced the enrolment of those who need the programs’ support the most. They argue that if we want needy individuals to access benefits, then we need to make it easy for them to do so by relaxing or removing the burdensome rules that serve as barriers to access.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2022 14:48
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2022 14:48
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/116562

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