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  • Woman walking by a convenience store with signs indicating acceptance of WIC and food stamps in Chelsea, Massachusetts, April 16, 2020, photo by Keiko Hiromi/Reuters

    Commentary

    The Biden Administration's Chance to Improve SNAP and Nutrition Support

    May 19, 2021

    If policymakers were to make permanent the relaxed rules forced by the COVID-19 pandemic, it could be a start to increased racial equity in SNAP. Given broad public support for SNAP, making benefits easier to access, particularly for those already eligible, could be a bipartisan priority.

  • Officer Jose Ibarra and clinical therapist Cynthia Ferreiro (far left) assist a man in Indio, California, photo courtesy of Indio Police Department

    Essay

    Rethinking How Police Respond to Homelessness

    Mar 4, 2021

    Around one-fifth of people experiencing homelessness have a severe mental health disorder. Almost as many have a substance-use disorder. Police need better policies and community partnerships to help make their response to homelessness safer, more humane, and more effective.

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    Report

    The Population Eligible for Welfare in the Chicago Metropolitan Area: The Population at Risk.

    The Population Eligible for Welfare in the Chicago Metropolitan Area: The Population at Risk.

    Jan 1, 1973

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    Report

    The Impact of Income Maintenance Programs on Hours of Work and Incomes of the Working Poor : Some Empirical Results.

    Most welfare reform programs incorporate negative income tax principles. However, if a program reduces the work incentive and therefore the hours of work of its new participants, projected income increases will be lower and subsidy costs higher than...

    Jan 1, 1970

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    The Possibility of a Social Welfare Function: Comment

    No stable outcome normally exists with vote trading; the author points out flaws in James S. Coleman's social welfare function model.

    Jan 1, 1967

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    The Manuscripts of Social Welfare

    The author invites the attention of American archivists and social work leaders to the nature of social welfare from a record-keeping standpoint.

    Jan 1, 1960

  • Report

    Report

    The Possibility of a Universal Social Welfare Function

    An examination of the possibility and basis for a universal social welfare function.

    Sep 26, 1948

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    Philip Armour

    Senior Economist and Director, Center for Disability Research; Professor of Policy Analysis and Director of Research, Analysis, & Design, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, Cornell University; M.A. in economics, Cornell University; M.Sc. in econometrics, London School of Economics; B.A. in economics/literature/mathematics, Pomona College

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    Dionne Barnes-Proby

    Social Policy Researcher; Director, Summer Associate Program; Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Co-Chair, Black Employees Leading in Inclusion, Equity, Vision, and Education Employee Resource Group
    Education D.P.A. in public administration - collaborative governance, University of La Verne; M.S.W. in policy, planning, and administration, Loma Linda University; B.A. in psychology and black studies, Pitzer College

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    Miriam Broeks

    Senior Analyst
    Education M.Sc. in comparative social policy, University of Oxford; B.A. in human geography, sociology and statistics, University College Roosevelt, Utrecht University

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    Michaela Bruckmayer

    Analyst
    Education Ph.D. in politics, University of Sheffield, UK; M.A. in international affairs, California State University, Sacramento, USA; B.B.A. in business administration, Midwestern State University, Texas, USA

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    Julia Doyle

    Analyst
    Education Ph.D. in multidisciplinary gender studies, University of Cambridge; M.Sc. in international relations, London School of Economics and Political Science; B.A. in history and English, Merton College, Oxford

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    Allyson D. Gittens

    Policy Analyst
    Education M.H.S. in social factors in health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; B.A. in sociology, Dartmouth College

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    Joanna Hofman

    Associate Director
    Education M.Econ.Sc. in European economics and public affairs, University College Dublin, Ireland; M.A. in international relations, Warsaw University, Poland

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    Lynn A. Karoly

    Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. and M.A. in economics, Yale University; B.A. in economics, Claremont McKenna College

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    Sabrina Lee

    Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND
    Education B.S. in microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics, University of California, Los Angeles; M.Ed. in urban education, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Yuji Mizushima

    Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND
    Education M.A. in economics, Waseda University; B.A. in political science and economics, Waseda University

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    Kathleen J. Mullen

    Senior Economist; Director, RAND Center for Disability Research; Editor-in-Chief, RAND Journal of Economics
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of Chicago

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    Natalie Picken

    Senior Analyst
    Education M.Phil. in early modern history, University of Cambridge; B.A. in history, University of Cambridge

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    Stephanie Rennane

    Economist; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of Maryland; M.A. in economics, University of Maryland; B.A. in economics, University of Michigan

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    Sameer M. Siddiqi

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in health policy and management, Johns Hopkins University; B.S. in biology, University of Houston

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    Alex Sizemore

    Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND
    Education M.Pl. in urban planning, University of Southern California; M.A. in curatorial studies in the public realm, University of Southern California; B.A. in art history, University of California, Berkeley