Melissa Kearney
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND. Professor, Department of Economics. My research focuses on issues of social policy, poverty, and inequality. Many of my papers examine the effect of government programs and economic conditions on the behaviors and outcomes of economically disadvantaged populations.

Welfare and the Federal Budget

July 25, 2017

The Issue:

As the Trump administration has been preparing a federal budget and Congress has been talking about tax reform, there has been much attention to the federal budget and federal government spending priorities. One notion that has surfaced in the surrounding political discourse is that the federal government ...
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