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Leaving Welfare: Employment and Well-Being of Families that Left WElfare in the Post-Entitlement Age


  • Gregory Acs

    (Urban Institute)

  • Pamela Loprest

    (Urban Institute)


Acs and Loprest pull together information from a host of leaver studies to provide a bottom line assessment of what was learned. They compare welfare leaver outcomes across geographic areas and the nation as a whole. This effort allows them to paint a comprehensive picture of the employment, income, and hardships families experience after leaving welfare.

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  • Gregory Acs & Pamela Loprest, 2004. "Leaving Welfare: Employment and Well-Being of Families that Left WElfare in the Post-Entitlement Age," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number lw, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:lw
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    2. Gregory Acs & Eric Toder, 2007. "Should we subsidize work? Welfare reform, the earned income tax credit and optimal transfers," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer;International Institute of Public Finance, vol. 14(3), pages 327-343, June.
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    4. Randy Albelda & Michael Carr, 2014. "Double Trouble: US Low-Wage and Low-Income Workers, 1979-2011," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 20(2), pages 1-28, April.
    5. Andrea Helting & Jinwoo Kwon & Elizabeth Mahn, 2013. "Income Packaging and Economic Disconnection: Do Sources of Support Differ from Other Low-Income Women?," Working Papers 13-61, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.
    6. Jill Fitzpatrick & Julie L. Hotchkiss, 2009. "Job Separation Outcomes Of Welfare Hires: Insight From Linked Personnel And State Administrative Data," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 27(2), pages 137-146, April.
    7. Kwon, Hyeok Chang & Meyer, Daniel R., 2011. "How do economic downturns affect welfare leavers? A comparison of two cohorts," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 33(5), pages 588-597, May.

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    welfare reform; welfare; welfare leavers; post entitlement; employment;

    JEL classification:

    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty


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