Essays on the Consumption, Saving, and Borrowing Behavior of Poor Households: Dissertation Summary
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This thesis examines micro-level borrowing, saving, and consumption behavior of the poor in the United States. The four chapters of this thesis address several important policy-relevant issues related to the wellbeing of the poor, including the ability of households to maintain well-being during unemployment; the wellbeing of single mothers transitioning from welfare to work; and the impacts of welfare reform on saving.
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