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The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Entitlement Reform

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SAGE Publications, Inc

The effectiveness of the U.S. social safety net continues to be an important national issue. Societal changes such as population diversification, policy shifts, and declining employment have increased the demand to evaluate the social safety net programs and their impacts.
 
This volume of The ANNALS offers a comprehensive consideration of eleven of the most prominent entitlement programs in the United States, reflecting on their ability to support Americans and examining necessary reforms to expand on current successes. Paying particular attention to the often-understated complexity of these programs, this volume presents innovative solutions to issues of economic security and illuminates the need for continued research on the social safety net, its capacity, and its potential. 

 


 
Introduction
Robert A. Moffitt and James P. Ziliak
Entitlements: Options for Reforming the Social Safety Net in the United States
 
Social Insurance
Gary Burtless
Fixing Social Security: Major Reform or Minor Repairs?
Amitabh Chandra and Craig Garthwaite
Economic Principles for Medicare Reform
Nicole Maestas
Identifying Work Capacity and Promoting Work: A Strategy for Modernizing the SSDI Program
Till von Wachter
Unemployment Insurance Reform
 
Means-Tested Transfer Programs
Janet Currie and Valentina Duque
Medicaid: What Does it Do and Can We Do It Better?
Hilary Hoynes
The Earned Income Tax Credit
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach
Exploring Options to Improve the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Mary C. Daly and Mark Duggan
When One Size Does Not Fit All: Modernizing the Supplemental Security Income Program
Rob Collinson, Ingrid Gould Ellen, and Jens Ludwig
Reforming Housing Assistance
Ron Haskins and Matt Weidinger
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program: Time for Improvements
V. Joseph Hotz and Matthew Wiswall
Child Care and Child Care Policy: Existing Policies, Their Effects, and Reforms
 
Reflections
Karen Dynan
The Economic Context for Reforming the Safety Net

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Robert A. Moffitt

James P. Ziliak