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Local governments that offer greater incentives for businessesdo not retrench welfare services

Adua, Lazarus and Lobao, Linda (2016) Local governments that offer greater incentives for businessesdo not retrench welfare services. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (04 Feb 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In the pursuit of economic development and growth, many local governments in the US are increasingly turning to offering lucrative incentives to businesses such as tax incentives, loans and other subsidies. Many scholars and commentators have become concerned that these incentives are going hand in hand with the gutting of social welfare services. In new research, Lazarus Adua and Linda Lobao find no such relationship between counties putting in place business incentives and cutting services. In fact, such counties were actually more likely to provide a greater number of social services.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 10:25
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 10:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65831

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