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The Intergenerational Transmission Of Welfare Receipt: A Nonparametric Bounds Analysis

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  • John V. Pepper

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Using a nonparametric bounding method and data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, I examine the effect that growing up in a household that receives Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) has on welfare participation as a young adult. In light of the ambiguities created by the selection problem, a number of alternative assumptions and estimates are presented. While the data alone cannot be conclusive, the results generally strengthen the evidence that being exposed to AFDC as a child increases both the probability and the expected duration of future welfare participation. © 2000 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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  • John V. Pepper, 2000. "The Intergenerational Transmission Of Welfare Receipt: A Nonparametric Bounds Analysis," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 82(3), pages 472-488, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:82:y:2000:i:3:p:472-488
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