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Changes in living arrangements during the late 1990s: Do welfare policies matter?

Date Added to Library: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 13:18
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 
10.1002/pam.20004
Priority: 
normal
Individual Author: 
Acs, Gregory
Nelson, Sandi
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Research Methodology: 
Published Date: 
Spring 2004
Published Date (Text): 
Spring 2004
Publication: 
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
Volume: 
23
Issue Number: 
2
Page Range: 
273–290
Year: 
2004
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Abstract: 

Using data from the 1997 and 1999 National Surveys of America's Families, the authors examine the consequences of state welfare policies and practices on the living arrangements of low-income families with children. Results from a multivariate difference-in-difference-in-differences model suggest that more effective collection of child support and family cap policies are correlated with declines in single parenting and increases in dual parenting. Other policies such as sanctions and special restrictions that apply to two-parent families have no clear, consistent association with living arrangements. © 2004 by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. (author abstract)

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