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assistance program (ch. 19)
a government program financed by general income taxes that provides benefits to poor citizens without requiring contribution from them
charitable choice (ch. 19)
name given to four federal laws passed in the late 1990s specifying the conditions under which nonprofit religious organizations could compete to administer certain social service delivery and welfare programs
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) (ch. 19)
a provision of a 1975 law that entitles working families with children to receive money from the government if their total income is below a certain level. The program was expanded in the early 1990s
income strategy (ch. 19)
a policy giving poor people money to help lift them out of poverty
insurance program (ch. 19)
a self-financing government program based on contributions that provide benefits to unemployed or retired persons
means test (ch. 19)
an income qualification program that determines whether one is eligible for benefits under government programs reserved for lower-income groups
service strategy (ch. 19)
a policy providing poor people with education and job training to help lift them out of poverty
majoritarian politics
policy in which almost everybody benefits and almost everybody pays
client politics
a policy in which one small group benefits and almost everybody pays