University of Wisconsin–Madison

Means-Tested Programs

Means-tested programs limit eligibility to individuals and families whose incomes and or assets fall below a pre-determined threshold (means test). They are generally financed by tax revenues and may take the form of entitlements (e.g., Medicaid, SNAP/Food Stamps) or have spending caps (e.g., State Child Health Insurance Program, housing subsidies, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).

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Administrative Burdens in the time of COVID-19

  • Pamela Herd and Donald Moynihan
  • Webinar
  • May 27 2020
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Measuring How Social Relationships Contribute to the Outcomes of Program Participants

  • Phillip Graham, Megan Smith, Maureen Berner, and Laura Erickson
  • Webinar
  • April 1 2020
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Policy approaches to reducing poverty and deep poverty among children

  • Hilary Hoynes, Robert Moffitt, and Timothy Smeeding
  • Focus & Focus+
  • September 2019
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Cutting the Child Poverty Rate by Half: A Report from the National Academies

  • Hilary Hoynes and Robert Moffitt
  • Webinar
  • May 15 2019
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Moving into and out of rural poverty

  • José D. Pacas and Elizabeth E. Davis
  • Focus & Focus+
  • December 2018
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Rural-urban disparity in poverty persistence

  • Iryna Kyzyma
  • Focus & Focus+
  • December 2018