US social policy in an era of middle class decline: Is it drifting from the poor?

This paper examines the evolution of the breadth and target of social policy in the US. By analyzing LIS household data from the US, the paper brings fresh evidence to longstanding debates over how inequality influences income redistribution, whether a welfare retrenchment has occurred, and whether...

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Volume: 617
Main Author: Baird, Katherine
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: Luxembourg Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) 2014
published in: LIS Working Paper Series Vol. 617
Data of publication: 2014
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: EconStor
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