Professor Marianne Bitler will speak on intended and unintended effects of the war on poverty. She will touch on a number of food assistance, early human capital, and health programs including Medicaid (MediCal), Food Stamps (CalFresh), WIC, and Head Start. For some of these programs, there has been recent discussion of cutting them back or changing their eligibility rules. Both intended effects-such as reductions in hunger caused by Food Stamps and improved health coverage caused by Medicaid-and unintended effects good or bad-such as reduced labor supply and savings or better health later in life-will be touched upon.
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