A Patchwork Safety Net: A Survey of Cliometric Studies of Income Maintenance Programs in the United States in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

Price Fishback, Brendan Livingston, Samuel Allen, Jonathan Fox

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEconomics and History
Subtitle of host publicationSurveys in Cliometrics
Number of pages46
ISBN (Print)9781444337808
StatePublished - Sep 9 2011



  • Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA)
  • Patchwork nature of safety net, benefit levels
  • Patchwork safety net, income maintenance programs of USA
  • Patchwork system and challenges for data collection
  • Programs, resources for people in dire straits
  • Social insurance and poverty programs
  • Social welfare programs
  • Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF)
  • US social safety net, patchwork system of programs
  • USA, and a much larger safety net than imagined

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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