Does welfare inhibit success? The long-term effects of removing low-income youth from the disability rolls

Despite the political debate over welfare programs, there has been limited empirical evidence on whether they inhibit success and self-sufficiency.  Critics charge that they create perverse incentives and discourage achievement.  Supporters argue that they are critical lifelines for disadvantaged individuals.  Yet there is little empirical evidence on the direction or magnitude of the effect: without […]

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