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Title A Utility analysis of poverty, policy and the socioeconomic characteristics of households
Author DeSimone, Estelle
Department Department of Economics and Business
Institution Colorado College
Degree Type bachelor
Degree Name Bachelor of Arts
Type of Resource text
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Accepted 2007
Date Digitized 2009
Abstract The goal of this thesis is to determine if the socioeconomic characteristics of the family contribute to whether or not a household is above or below the poverty line. In analyzing this issue, the effectiveness of government assistance programs was also taken into account, specifically The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996. Through household utility analysis it was found that key racial differences were apparent when household type and education levels were held constant. This research concludes that the PRWORA yields positive results for Anglo groups and negative results for ethnic minority groups, particularly Native Americans. The main point of this thesis was to prove that both social welfare policy and the socioeconomic characteristics of a household together significantly affect the poverty status of a household.
Keywords Poverty
Rights Statement Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the author for permission to publish.
Extent vii, 50 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Note (thesis) Senior Thesis - Colorado College
Note (bibliography) Bibliography : p. 48-50
Publisher Colorado College
Place of Publication Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language eng
OCLC Identifier 162107531
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:2955
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