New directions for income transfer programs

Smeeding, Timothy M.; Garfinkel, Irwin
February 1980
Monthly Labor Review;Feb80, Vol. 103 Issue 2, p41
Academic Journal
Summarizes issues related to income transfer programs in the United States, discussed at a conference of the Institute for Research on Poverty. Reform of the income support system; Differences between income and non-income tested programs; Policy directions.


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