TITLE

Administrative Exclusion: Organizations and the Hidden Costs of Welfare Claiming

AUTHOR(S)
Brodkin, Evelyn Z.; Majmundar, Malay
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Oct2010, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p827
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study which discusses the systematic impact of hidden organizational costs in welfare claiming that resulted to administrative exclusion. The study investigated through the linear probability modeling (LPM) of administrative exclusion using the representative data on welfare leavers from the National Survey of America's Families (NSAF). The study reveals that the administrative exclusion contributed to the decline of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). It adds that half of the estimated eligible individuals for welfare benefits and 35% who were eligible for Food Stamps did not receive the benefits. Moreover, the organizational practices of raising the claim costs beyond the payment capacity of an eligible claimant could restrict participation.
ACCESSION #
54010863

 

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