Essays on Poverty and Safety-Net Programs

Danke Derek Wu
This dissertation consists of three chapters that examine policy questions relevant to the low-income population in the United States. In the first chapter “Certification and Recertification in Welfare Programs: What Happens When Automation Goes Wrong?” (joint with Bruce Meyer), I examine how administrative burdens influence enrollment in different welfare programs and who is screened out at a given stage. I study the impacts of complications arising from the automation of welfare services, leveraging a unique...
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