• Effects of Welfare Reform on Household Food Insecurity Across Generations - by Hope Corman, Dhaval M. Dave, Nancy Reichman, Ofira Schwartz-Soicher

    1 month ago - By National Bureau of Economic Research

    This study estimated the effects of welfare reform in the 1990s, which permanently restructured and contracted the cash assistance system in the U.S., on food insecurity-a fundamental form of hardship-of the next generation of households. An implicit goal underlying welfare reform was the disruption of an assumed intergenerational transmission of disadvantage; however, little is known about the effects of welfare reform on the well-being of the next generation. Using intergenerational data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics and a variation on a difference-in-differences framework...
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