HW3b-Ch17 & 18_Xtns - Home Work 3b: Chapters 17...

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Chapter 17 1. Suppose that politicians are debating the current welfare system. One of them states that the welfare system should move from mailing food stamps to recipients to sending electronic debit cards, arguing that food stamps are associated with a negative social stigma that imposes unnecessary cost on those in society who are least able to support themselves. What do you think? Are there any reasons why this change may not make those who are least able to support themselves better off? Explain. 2. Suppose that the government is currently considering whether to implement a child care subsidy program for low-income families. a. Is this child-care subsidy different from a wage subsidy to low-income families with children? Explain. b. Why might the government want to regulate the quality of the child care? What problem(s) might such regulation cause? Explain. 3. Suppose that the government were to allow the definition of poverty to change with the
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HW3b-Ch17 & 18_Xtns - Home Work 3b: Chapters 17...

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