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Rootie Kazootie Joins The Circus by Steve Carlin, Mel Crawford

By Steve Carlin, Mel Crawford

Rootie Kazootie Joins The Circus (A Little Golden booklet) [Hardcover] [Jan 01, 1955] Steve Carlin and Mel Crawford

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Tax expenditures are not usually thought of as ‘welfare’, but Table 5 indicates that transfers in the form of tax credits make up a large part of the total support provided to poor families with children. i) AFDC AFDC is the largest cash transfer program. It was originally authorized 11Another reason for excluding block grants and state programs is that information about these programs is not available from any central source. 2 billion. 12 Unless otherwise noted, the information in this chapter comes from the US House of Representatives (1991, 1992).

WELFARE AND THE WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN 27 graphic variations in pediatric hospitalization rates which suggest that they reflect differences in practice style as well as morbidity (Homer, 1988). Differential access to care, or differing attitudes towards doctors and ill­ ness could explain persistent racial differentials in the number of pediatric visits for illness. African-American and white children have very different ‘visit rates’. In 1989, visit rates were 108 per 1000 children under 21 for whites and 77 per 1000 for African-Americans (Woodwell, 1989).

In contrast to AFDC, Food Stamps are available to all families who meet federally determined income-eligibility requirements, though AFDC recipients are automatically eligible. 30 for every dollar of countable income (in­ cluding AFDC benefits), once certain disregards are applied. iii) Medicaid and Child Health Medicaid is the single most important health insurance program for poor children, accounting for over 55% of public expenditures on child health. It was created in 1966 as a federal-state matching entitlement with the stated goal of eliminating financial barriers to medical care.

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