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An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Anti-Poverty Programs in the United States

Yonatan Ben-Shalom, Robert A. Moffitt, John Karl Scholz

NBER Working Paper No. 17042
Issued in May 2011, Revised in December 2011

---- Acknowledgments ----

This paper has been prepared for the Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Poverty. The authors would like to Janet Currie, Eric French, and Philip Jefferson for comments and Hsueh-Hsiang (Cher) Li for assistance. The authors would also like to thank Eric French, John Jones, and Neeraj Kaushal for providing new computations of the effects of transfer programs on labor supply, and Kathleen Short for providing figures for the computation of alternative poverty lines. 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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