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Garfinkel, Irwin

Works: 200 works in 500 publications in 1 language and 10,637 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Irwin Garfinkel
Most widely held works by Irwin Garfinkel
Wealth and welfare states : is America a laggard or leader? by Irwin Garfinkel( )

16 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the role of the welfare state in the overall wealth and wellbeing of nations, and in particular looks at the American welfare state in comparison with other developed nations in Europe and elsewhere."--Jacket
Social policies for children by Irwin Garfinkel( )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Successful social policies for children are critical to America's future. Yet the status of children in America suggests that the nation's policies may not be serving them well. Infant and child mortality rates in the United States remain high compared with those of other western industrialized nations; child poverty rates have worsened in the past decade; and poor health care, child abuse, and inadequate schooling and child care persist." "In this book, a group of renowned scholars presents a new set of social policies designed to alleviate these problems and to help satisfy the needs of all children. The policies deal with the most important domains affecting children from birth through the passage to adulthood: child care, schooling, transition to work, health care, income security, physical security, and child abuse." "Although nearly everyone agrees that children are in trouble, there is considerable debate over what kind of trouble they are in, why this is so, and whether government can or should more actively seek to solve these problems. Americans are evenly divided on the question of whether children's problems are more economic or moral in origin. The seven proposals in this volume both reflect and cut across ideological disagreements. Some for more government, others for less; but all call for different government methods for achieving socially agreed-upon goals to help America's children."--Jacket
Single mothers and their children : a new American dilemma by Irwin Garfinkel( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proportion of children living in households headed by single women is more than one in five. There is concern (and some evidence) that children of single parents are less likely to be successful adults. The book discusses the trends in public debate about this problem. In particular, it examines the issue of providing public assistance to such families and whether doing so fosters long-term welfare dependency.--
Assuring child support : an extension of social security by Irwin Garfinkel( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Assuring Child Support, Irwin Garfinkel, former director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin, proposes a comprehensive new program of child support enforcement and insurance called the Child Support Assurance System. In the United States, rates of divorce and out-of-wedlock childbirth are climbing so dramatically that over half of the next generation is likely to spend part of its childhood in single-mother families. As many as half of these families will live in poverty, caused in large measure by the failure of the current system to secure adequate child support from absent parents and to assure minimum support when parents cannot provide it. Assuring Child Support shows how these problems could be remedied by a new national system of child support enforcement that is both feasible and affordable - a practical reform that is within the nation's grasp. Garfinkel critiques the current system of the court-mandated support and federal assistance programs as both inefficient and unfair, arguing that it fosters irresponsibility among absent parents - usually fathers - and encourages welfare dependence over employment for single mothers. He then details the three essential components of the Child Support Assurance System: a monetary support standard set by law; routine income withholding to facilitate collection from the nonresident parent; and government insurance against non-payment of the full benefit. Supplementing policy and economic analysis with accounts of pilot tests in Europe and the United States, Garfinkel's emphasis throughout is on a system that fosters full financial responsibility in both parents while at the same time providing a social safety net. In concluding chapters, Garfinkel anticipates and answers critics of CSAS, carefully demonstrating how this program can pay for itself by reducing welfare use and increasing the parental support for children. An important book on one of America's most pressing problems, Assuring Child Support compels us to recognize the precarious future facing many of the nation's children and recommends sound reforms for providing them with more secure and promising lives
Fathers under fire : the revolution in child support enforcement( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earnings capacity, poverty, and inequality by Irwin Garfinkel( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child support and child well-being( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estimating the labor supply effects of income maintenance alternatives by Stanley H Masters( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory and data; Empirical estimation procedures; The effect of income and wage rates on the labor supply of primer-age married men; Further results for prime-age men; Policy implications
Income-tested transfer programs : the case for and against by Irwin Garfinkel( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluating welfare and training programs( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work disincentive effects of unemployment insurance by Raymond Munts( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In estimating the relationship between the reward for working and work efforts, the authors use cross section studies, social experiments, and studies of related transfer programs, such as Aid to Families with Dependent Children and Old Age Insurance. From the available empirical evidence, they conclude that the Unemployment Insurance system does have some work disincentive effects, but they say that these studies do not enable them to ascertain the magnitude of the overall effects. The short-term work disincentive effects, that is, reductions in worktime attributable to the Unemployment Insurance system, the authors say, may lead to increased job stability, higher labor productivity, and lower rates of unemployment over the longer run because of the "suitable employment" provisions of the program. That is, the unemployed worker who turns down an unsuitable job may search further and obtain a more suitable job which will enable him to be a more productive member of society. The creation of work disincentives is an unavoidable cost of the program, the major objective of which is to provide adequate income replacement; the more generous the benefit provisions, the more adequately the system fulfills its goal, and the greater, also will be the work disincentive effects. (Author/AJ)
Child support assurance : design issues, expected impacts, and political barriers as seen from Wisconsin( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in public welfare by Irwin Garfinkel( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young disadvantaged men : fathers, families, poverty, and policy( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Income-tested transfer programs : introduction and conclusion by Irwin Garfinkel( )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Income support policy : where we've come from and where we should be going by Irwin Garfinkel( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work and human investment incentives of negative income tax and wage-subsidy programs by Irwin Garfinkel( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor market discrimination and black-white differences in economic status by Irwin Garfinkel( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Values and efficiency in financing education by Irwin Garfinkel( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trends in the size of the nation's homeless population during the 1980s : a surprising result by Irwin Garfinkel( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Single mothers and their children : a new American dilemma
Social policies for childrenSingle mothers and their children : a new American dilemmaFathers under fire : the revolution in child support enforcementChild support and child well-beingEvaluating welfare and training programsYoung disadvantaged men : fathers, families, poverty, and policy
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