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Welfare Programs For The Global Era: Lessons From The U.S. Experience

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  • Bong Joon Yoon

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Poverty has been ubiquitous throughout history and across nations. It exists even in the richest nations amidst the unprecedented prosperity of the 21st century. The promises of the global era do not lessen the urgency of coping with the poverty problem of the society. This paper introduces the performance of the social safety net measures of the United States in dealing with poverty. It focuses on the effectiveness of the welfare reforms of 1996. Based on the US experiences, we purport to draw policy lessons universal to any society coping with poverty.

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  • Bong Joon Yoon, 2008. "Welfare Programs For The Global Era: Lessons From The U.S. Experience," Journal of Economic Development, Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics, vol. 33(2), pages 85-106, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:jed:journl:v:33:y:2008:i:2:p:85-106
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    1. Rebecca M. Blank, 2002. "Evaluating Welfare Reform in the United States," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 40(4), pages 1105-1166, December.
    2. Meier, Gearld & Rauch, James E., 2005. "Leading Issues in Economic Development," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, edition 8, number 9780195179606.
    3. David Dollar & Aart Kraay, 2004. "Trade, Growth, and Poverty," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 114(493), pages 22-49, February.
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    Keywords

    Poverty; Globalization; Social Safety Net; Welfare Reform;

    JEL classification:

    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs

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