NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

A Patchwork Safety Net: A Survey of Cliometric Studies of Income Maintenance Programs in the United States in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

Price V. Fishback, Samuel Allen, Jonathan Fox, Brendan Livingston

NBER Working Paper No. 15696
Issued in January 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors would like to thank Shawn Kantor, Peter Lindert, Carolyn Moehling, Robert Margo, Paul Rhode, David Ribar, Adrian Stoian, and John Wallis for sharing data and their insights on the issues addressed in this paper. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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