Both wages and labor force participation have been declining for young, less-educated men since the mid-1970s. The purpose of this article is to examine how key income-security policy areas—including unemployment insurance, payroll taxes and the Earned Income Tax Credit, and child support enforcement—affect these men. The article concludes with policy recommendations to improve the impact of work-based subsidies on poverty among low-income men. Subsidized jobs in transitional job programs could play a critical role in helping these men to access these subsidies.
This is an abstract of an article published in the The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. The full citation follows.
Mincy, R.B., Klempin, S., & Schmidt, H. (2011). Income support policies for low-income men and noncustodial fathers: Tax and transfer programs. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 635: 240-261.