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Welfare Reform: Success with Trouble Spots


  • Ron Haskins

    () (Brookings Institution)


The papers included in this [welfare] symposium provide excellent examples of this growing body of research. The most important issues addressed by these papers are whether the effects of welfare reform are similar in urban and rural areas and across racial and ethnic groups, whether welfare reform affects children, and whether adult and child well-being vary depending on the circumstances under which families leave welfare. The papers also bear on the big issues of welfare use, employment, earnings, and poverty. [This article comments on articles in a welfare symposium in this issue of the Eastern Economic Journal.

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  • Ron Haskins, 2004. "Welfare Reform: Success with Trouble Spots," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 30(1), pages 125-133, Winter.
  • Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:30:y:2004:i:1:p:125-133

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    1. Ehlert, Martin, 2011. "Shifted labor market risks? The changing economic consequences of job loss in the United States and West Germany," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Inequality and Social Integration SP I 2011-205, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).

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    Child; Children; Racial; Welfare; Well Being;

    JEL classification:

    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination


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