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July 1989, Vol. 112, No. 7
How much poverty is reduced by State income transfers?
Robert D. Plotnick
Associate professor, Graduate School of Public Affairs and Social Work, University of Washington. This study was supported in part by a grant from the Northwest Area Foundation to the Institute for Public Policy and Management, University of Washington. The views in this paper are the author's and do not necessarily reflect those of the Northwest Area Foundation or the Institute.
Newly developed poverty data based on the CPS show that the impact of income transfer policies and poverty varies widely among States. This article presents State poverty data for the mid-1980's and uses them to derive and compare the impact of income transfer policies on poverty among States.
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