Setting the terms of relief: Explaining state policy choices in the devolution revolution

@article{Soss2001SettingTT,
  title={Setting the terms of relief: Explaining state policy choices in the devolution revolution},
  author={Joe Soss and S. Schram and T. Vartanian and Erin O'brien},
  journal={American Journal of Political Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={45},
  pages={378-395}
}
The landmark welfare legislation of 1996 offers students of politics a unique opportunity to pinpoint the determinants of state-level policy choices-a case in which the fifty states responded virtually simultaneously to a single policy mandate. Taking advantage of this opportunity, we investigate the factors that led states to make restrictive policy choices after 1996 and use this analysis to evaluate general -theories of welfare politics. Specifically, we test six types of explanations for… Expand

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