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A Note on the Determinants of AFDC Policies

Cebula, Richard (1980): A Note on the Determinants of AFDC Policies. Published in: Public Choice , Vol. 37, No. 2 (12 April 1981): pp. 327-330.

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The purpose of this Note is to provide a model of the determinants of geographic AFDC differentials. In particular, the model developed and tested below hypothesizes a basically political determination of AFDC levels, a political determination principally involving an alignment of two socio-economic groups: (1) the very poor (actual AFDC recipients) and (2) those who are likely to become (although they are not currently actual) AFDC recipients.

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