Abstract/Details

A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF THE DETERMINANTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

DOLINSKY, ARTHUR LEWIS.  University of Pennsylvania. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 1985. 8515363.

Abstract (summary)

The study investigates the determinants and consequences of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). Micro data gathered by the National Longitudinal Survey (NLS) for Mature and Young Women cohorts from the late 1960s through late 1970s are used to construct a model that examines welfare recipience, taking into account various influences both proximate and remote. Within this context the nature of intergenerational dependency is considered.

Among the basic study results is that of the importance of education (opportunity) as both a determinant and consequence of recipience. Accordingly, its role as an intervening variable in transmitting dependency across generations appears to be most significant.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Welfare
Classification
0630: Public policy
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences
Title
A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF THE DETERMINANTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE
Author
DOLINSKY, ARTHUR LEWIS
Number of pages
206
Degree date
1985
School code
0175
Source
DAI-A 46/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
University/institution
University of Pennsylvania
University location
United States -- Pennsylvania
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
8515363
ProQuest document ID
303388360
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/303388360