Public policies, Public Economics

Part I. We have examined federal public policies in the context of the democratic political system in the US.     Types of policy legislation/behavior fall into 3 main types.

Answer each section about this behavior.

 ANSWER ALL PARTS OF THE QUESTION!!!)

1. Define "patronage" policy behavior by the federal government.  Give an example.

2. Define "regulatory" policy behavior by the federal government.  Give an example.

3. Define "redistributive" policy behavior by the federal government.  Give an example.

Part II. Since the Great Depression in the 1930's,  federal public policies have been developed to assist needy families with children. The policies have included a monthly cash assistance, food stamps, housing supports, health benefits, and others.  These polices were designed in part to allow the mother to stay at home and care for the children, if she had no financial support.  

  Answer each section about welfare policies.

A.        Discuss the "problem" definition, i.e., the "problem being solved" by federal welfare policy  from the point of view of the following policy stakeholders:

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1. the mother, or welfare recipient

2. a member of Congress

3. the child(ren) in the family

4. the taxpayer/voter

5.welfare agency employees

B.  Discuss the "power tools" (access to power and resources)  available to the following welfare policy stakeholders:

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1. the mother, or welfare recipient

2. a member of Congress

3. the child(ren) in the family

4. the taxpayer/voter

5. welfare agency employees

C. Federal welfare policies underwent a "reform" in the late 1990's.  Some of these reforms included five year life-time limit on assistance, mandatory participation in work, job training or community jobs, a 12 month life-time limit on emergency assistance for homelessness, and the exclusion of children born after a women is already receiving assistance.  Discuss these welfare reform changes in terms of:

 ANSWER ALL PARTS OF THE QUESTION!!!

1. "who wins" under welfare reform?

2.  "who loses" under welfare reform?

3. "who pays", or how is the taxpayer affected,  under welfare reform?

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