Oxford Review of Economic Policy volume 26, issue 3, P442-462 2010 DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/grq028 View full text
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J. J. Wallis

Abstract: The New Deal produced a fundamental change in the structure of American government. The national government came to play a much larger role in the financing of social welfare programmes, while administration of the programmes was largely located at the states. Both the purely national and the shared 'federal' parts of the welfare system were characterized by impersonal rules. The political economy of how the rules came about and how the New Deal experience may have contributed to Americans changing their views…

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