Estimating the Administrative Costs of a National Income Maintenance Program Based on the New Jersey/Pennsylvania Negative Income Tax Experiment

Estimating the Administrative Costs of a National Income Maintenance Program Based on the New Jersey/Pennsylvania Negative Income Tax Experiment

Published: May 30, 1971
Publisher: Mathematica Policy Research
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Authors

Jerilyn Fair

Key Findings

Key Findings:

  • The administrative experience in these two states could be extended to a nationwide program.
  • The study estimates could be a good starting point for estimating the costs of a national income maintenance program.

 

The Office of Economic Opportunity, created by the Johnson Administration to administer anti-poverty programs, funded a study of 1,300 low-income families in urban communities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. This report summarizes administrative costs for a negative tax system modeled on the experiment in the study. 

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