Lecture18 - Class18: Workers Organization 1 2 3 4 Introductoryremarks SubsidizingP

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Women Working in the Global Economy:  A Feminist Perspective Professor Yana Rodgers Women’s and Gender Studies Department Class 18: Evaluating Policies that Support and Value Female  Workers Using Policy to Value Caring Labor
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Organization 1. Introductory remarks:  Subsidizing Parents 2. Public Subsidies 3. Tax Benefits,  Transfers, and Social  Insurance 4. Who Benefits?
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Introductory Remarks UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: stipulates that a country  should provide assistance to parents in child-raising. Ratified by all nations except U.S. and Somalia International comparisons of subsidies to parents often misleading:  focus on cash benefits, ignore tax benefits that also raise disposable  income U.S. stands out among other countries for high level of complexity and  inconsistency in parental-support programs. U.S. also stands out for odd distributional effects: level of benefits  received in absolute terms are similar for affluent and poor families;  middle-income families receive the least. Purpose of chapter: describe all types of programs and policies in U.S.  that act as subsidies and directly affect the disposable income of  families with children.  Examine: (1) direct subsidies through taxes or transfers,  (2) social insurance for retirement, death, and disability, (3) means-tested benefits targeted at low-income families.
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course WOMENS SST 160 taught by Professor Rodgers during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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Lecture18 - Class18: Workers Organization 1 2 3 4 Introductoryremarks SubsidizingP

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