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SCHIP Expansion and Parental Coverage: An Evaluation of Wisconsin's BadgerCare
In the wake of the expansion of Wisconsin's public health-insurance program, this research explores the extent to which a program like Wisconsin's BadgerCare reduces the proportion of the low-income population without ...
The Benefits and Costs of the Section 8 Housing Subsidy Program: A Framework and First-Year Estimates
The authors provide estimates of the social benefits and costs of the Section 8 housing subsidy program. Their analysis rests on a series of studies in which they estimate the effects of voucher receipt on a variety of ...
What Does Increased Economic Inequality Imply about the Future Level and Dispersion of Human Capital?
With longitudinal data on 1,200 children, the authors consider whether the persistent increase in economic inequality among families and geographic areas has implications for the levels of educational attainment of ...
U.S. Health Care Reform: A Primer and an Assessment
The authors examine the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. They describe the existing structure of the U.S. health-care system, identify its major weaknesses, describe the primary features introduced by ...
Generational Income Mobility: A Review Essay
This essay discusses studies collected by Miles Corak that examine changes in economic status from one generation to the next. The essays cover 15 countries, 10 of them North American or European.
Do Youth Nonmarital Childbearing Choices Reflect Expected Income and Relationship Consequences?
The authors explore whether the perceptions unmarried, adolescent females have about the consequences of choices they make affect those choices and the teens' behavior. The analysis considers expectations about ...
The Sufficiency of Retirement Savings: A Comparison of Two Cohorts of Retired Workers at the Time of Retirement
This paper compares the savings adequacy of two groups of retirees, one of people who retired in 1980-81, the other of people retiring 20 years after that. The results suggest that single people and those with low ...
Work and Earnings of Low-Skill Women: Do Survey Response and Administrative Records Provide Consistent Information?
The authors find substantial differences in mean earnings and mean employment rates between survey data and Unemployment Insurance data.
Gender Issues and Social Security Reform: Assessing the Role of Social Security and Personal Savings in Well-Being During Retirement
The adequacy of retirement savings is central to the U.S. debate about the effects of Social Security reform and pension changes that would place greater responsibility on individuals for accumulation of retirement ...
What Does It Mean to be Poor in a Rich Society?
The author extends the discussion of poverty and its measurement beyond the current U.S. model that dates to the mid-1960s. He explores European Union and United Kingdom proposals for comprehensive measures that consider ...