University of Wisconsin–Madison

Social Insurance Programs

Social insurance programs provide benefits to individuals who have paid into the program, or whose employers have paid into the program on their behalf, often in the form of payroll taxes. The major U.S. social insurance programs are Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, and Disability Insurance.

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Paid parental leave in the United States

  • Emma Caspar
  • Focus & Focus+
  • June 2018
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How do paid leave and TANF generosity affect welfare participation and material hardship around a birth?

  • Marci Ybarra, Alexandra B. Stanczyk, and Yoonsook Ha
  • Focus & Focus+
  • June 2018
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A universal child allowance

  • H. Luke Shaefer, Sophie Collyer, Greg Duncan, Kathryn Edin, Irwin Garfinkel, David Harris, Timothy Smeeding, Jane Waldfogel, Christopher Wimer, and Hirokazu Yoshikawa
  • Focus & Focus+
  • Special Issue 2017
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Cash for kids

  • Marianne P. Bitler, Annie L. Hines, and Marianne Page
  • Focus & Focus+
  • Special Issue 2017
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Minimum benefit plan for the elderly

  • Pamela Herd, Melissa Favreault, Madonna Harrington Meyer, and Timothy Smeeding
  • Focus & Focus+
  • Special Issue 2017
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Single-Parent-Family policy

  • Maria Cancian and Daniel R. Meyer
  • Focus & Focus+
  • Special Issue 2017
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Renter’s tax credit

  • Sara Kimberlin, Laura Tach, and Christopher Wimer
  • Focus & Focus+
  • Special Issue 2017
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Boosting the poverty-fighting effects of the minimum wage

  • Jennifer Romich and Heather D. Hill
  • Focus & Focus+
  • Special Issue 2017
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Poverty and parenting young children

  • Focus & Focus+
  • Spring/Summer 2017