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US-Sozialhilfereform: Sechs Jahre Erfahrung


  • Waltraud Peter


Die Verabschiedung der Sozialhilfereform 1996 bedeutete eine radikale Wende in der amerikanischen Anti-Armutspolitik. Das Sozialhilfeprogramm wurde von einem Fürsorgesystem in ein Beschäftigungsprogramm mit Arbeitspflicht umgewandelt und war begleitet von einem umfangreichen Ausbau der Einkommensunterstützungen für arbeitende Familien mit niedrigem Einkommen. Waltraud Peter, Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft, Köln, zieht nach sechs Jahren Erfahrung eine Bilanz.

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  • Waltraud Peter, 2003. "US-Sozialhilfereform: Sechs Jahre Erfahrung," ifo Schnelldienst, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 56(05), pages 37-41, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ces:ifosdt:v:56:y:2003:i:05:p:37-41

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    1. Robert A. Moffitt, 2003. "The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program," NBER Chapters,in: Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, pages 291-364 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Peter, Waltraut, 2001. "Die sozialpolitischen Reformen der USA in den 90er Jahren und ihre Wirkungen," IW-Trends – Vierteljahresschrift zur empirischen Wirtschaftsforschung, Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln (IW) / Cologne Institute for Economic Research, vol. 28(2), pages 87-103.
    3. Rebecca M. Blank, 2000. "Distinguished Lecture on Economics in Government: Fighting Poverty: Lessons from Recent U.S. History," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 14(2), pages 3-19, Spring.
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    Sozialhilfe; Reform; Armutspolitik; Vereinigte Staaten;

    JEL classification:

    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being


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