Welfare and the Wellbeing of Children
Welfare and the Wellbeing of Children provides an analysis of eight of the largest U.S. welfare programs affecting children. These programs include Aid to Families with Dependent Children, the Food Stamp Program, Medicaid, housing assistance, supplemental feeding programs such as WIC and School Lunch, Head Start, and the Earned Income Tax Credit. Despite the fact that these programs were designed to serve children, most discussions of welfare reforms focus on the incentives that the welfare system creates for parents. This book represents the first systematic evaluation of the evidence regarding the effects of welfare programs on the children themselves.