Panel: Approaches to Reforming and Improving Anti-Poverty Programs
(Poverty and Income Policy)

Saturday, November 9, 2019: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Plaza Building: Concourse Level, Plaza Ballroom F (Sheraton Denver Downtown)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Panel Chair:  Shelly Ver Ploeg, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Discussants:  Zachary Parolin, Columbia University and Michael Wiseman, George Washington University

Approaches to Reforming and Improving Anti-Poverty Programs

Block Grants and the Welfare State
Robert Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University and James P. Ziliak, University of Kentucky

In Search of the Holy Grail: Can Unconditional Cash Transfers Graduate Households out of Poverty?
Sudhanshu Handa, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Gelson Tembo, University of Zambia, Luisa Natali, UNICEF and Gustavo Angeles, University of North Carolina

Trade-Offs between Social Welfare Programs?: An Examination of State Medicaid Policies and the Earned Income Tax Credit
Jourdan A. Davis, Bradley Hardy, Jocelyn Johnston and Aeric Koerner, American University

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