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Implementing means-tested welfare systems in the United States

  • Lindert, Kathy
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    While targeting can effectively channel resources to the poor, implementation details matter tremendously to distributive outcomes. Several key factors affect performance, including: data collection processes; information management; household assessment mechanisms; institutional arrangements; and monitoring and oversight mechanisms. This report conducts an in-depth assessment of key design and implementation factors and their potential impact on outcomes for the household targeting system used in the United States to target social programs to the poor and vulnerable.

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    Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Social Protection Discussion Papers with number 32762.

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    Date of creation: 01 Jun 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:wbk:hdnspu:32762
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