Experimental Social Programs and Analytic Methods - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120802807, 9781483267463

Experimental Social Programs and Analytic Methods

1st Edition

An Evaluation of the U.S. Income Maintenance Projects

Authors: Alexander Basilevsky Derek Hum
Editors: Peter H. Rossi
eBook ISBN: 9781483267463
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1984
Page Count: 248
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Experimental Social Programs and Analytic Methods: An Evaluation of the U.S. Income Maintenance Projects examines the statistical and econometric research on work disincentive effects reported by a series of social experiments that explore the economic and social consequences of a guaranteed income program. This book provides a comparative description of the several experimental designs and labor supply results, including a general discussion of methodological issues common to the social experiments. The Conlisk-Watts model for sample assignment and labor supply findings from both an econometric and statistical perspective are also elaborated. This text likewise presents an updated survey of the work response findings from the American negative income tax experiments. This publication is intended for professionals and students in econometrics, labor economics, statistics, and quantitative research, but is also valuable to policy analysts and others concerned with social welfare reform and public administration.

Table of Contents


  1. Poverty and Experiments—The Background I. Introduction II. Work Incentives, Cost, and Experimentation III. Historical Origins of the American Experiments IV. The Effect of NIT on Work Response: A Brief Statement of the Theory
  2. Overview of Initial Work Response Finding I. Introduction II. The Design of the Negative Income Tax Experiments III. Income and Work Response: Initial Findings
  3. The Sample Design and Assignment Model of the Guaranteed Income Experiments I. Introduction II. The Conlisk-Watts Assignment Model: Description from an Estimation Perspective III. The Conlisk-Watts Model: A Critique from an Experimental Design Perspective IV. The Conlisk-Watts Model and Negative Tax Experiments: A Final Comment 4 . Methodological Issues and Experimental Data I. Introduction II. Choice and Definition of Variables III. Sample-Population Inference: Nonrandomness of Experimental Samples IV. Modeling Structural Change: Polynomial Spline Functions V. Elasticity Estimation and First Differences VI. Components of Variance and Covariance VII. Conclusion 5 . The New Jersey Graduated Work Incentive Experiment I. Introduction II. Models and Results of the New (ersey Final Report III. Specific Findings and Models of the New Jersey Final Report IV. The "Postofficiar Analysis"
  4. The Rural Income Maintenance Experiment I. Introduction II. Sample Composition and Allocation III. Income and Work Response of Farm Families IV. Income and Work Response of Nonfarm Families
  5. The Seattle-Denver Income Maintenance Experiment (SIME-DIME) I. Introduction II. The Keeley-Robins-Spiegelman-West Model and the Results III. Appraisal of the Results IV. Conclusions
  6. The Gary Income Maintenance Experiment I. Introduction II. Labor Supply Response III. Findings of the Gary Experiment


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Alexander Basilevsky

Derek Hum

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Peter H. Rossi

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