Rebecca M. Blank

U.S. Department of Commerce

Deputy Secretary

1401 Constitution Ave, N.W.

Rm 5838, HCHB

Washington, DC 20230

United States

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The Clinton Legacy for America's Poor

KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP01-028
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 07 Nov 2001
Rebecca M. Blank and David T. Ellwood
U.S. Department of Commerce and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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The Clinton Legacy for America's Poor

NBER Working Paper No. w8437
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 20 Aug 2001 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2010
Rebecca M. Blank and David T. Ellwood
U.S. Department of Commerce and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Why Were Poverty Rates so High in the 1980s?

The Jerome Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 57
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Sep 1999
Rebecca M. Blank
U.S. Department of Commerce
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Why Were Poverty Rates so High in the 1980s?

NBER Working Paper No. w3878
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 14 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2010
Rebecca M. Blank
U.S. Department of Commerce
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Welfare Reform: What's Relevant for Europe?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 753
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Oct 2002
Rebecca M. Blank
U.S. Department of Commerce
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What Has Welfare Reform Accomplished? Impacts on Welfare Participation, Employment, Income, Poverty, and Family Structure

NBER Working Paper No. w7627
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 21 May 2000 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2001
Robert F. Schoeni and Rebecca M. Blank
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Survey Research Center and U.S. Department of Commerce
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Evaluating Welfare Reform in the United States

NBER Working Paper No. w8983
Number of pages: 125 Posted: 07 Jun 2002 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2010
Rebecca M. Blank
U.S. Department of Commerce
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Macroeconomics, Income Distribution, and Poverty

NBER Working Paper No. w1567
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 31 May 2001 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2001
Rebecca M. Blank and Alan S. Blinder
U.S. Department of Commerce and Princeton University - Department of Economics
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Financial Incentives for Increasing Work and Income Among Low-Income Families

NBER Working Paper No. w6998
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 01 Apr 1999 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2010
Rebecca M. Blank, David Card and Philip K. Robins
U.S. Department of Commerce, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics and University of Miami - School of Business Administration - Department of Economics
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Declining Caseloads/Increased Work: What Can We Conclude About the Effects of Welfare Reform?

Economic Policy Review, Vol. 7, No. 2, September 2001
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 10 Nov 2005
Rebecca M. Blank
U.S. Department of Commerce
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welfare reform, TANF, AFDC, welfare

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Can Equity and Efficiency Complement Each Other?

NBER Working Paper No. w8820
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 28 Feb 2002 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2010
Rebecca M. Blank
U.S. Department of Commerce
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When Do Women Use Afdc & Food Stamps? The Dynamics of Eligibility vs. Participation

NBER Working Paper No. w4429
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 27 Apr 2000 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2010
Rebecca M. Blank and Patricia Ruggles
U.S. Department of Commerce and The Urban Institute
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When Can Public Policy Makers Rely on Private Markets? The Effective Provision of Social Services

NBER Working Paper No. w7099
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 16 Jul 1999 Last Revised: 05 May 2000
Rebecca M. Blank
U.S. Department of Commerce
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State Abortion Rates: The Impact of Policies, Providers, Politics, Demographics, and Economic Environment

NBER Working Paper No. w4853
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 29 Nov 2006 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2007
Rebecca M. Blank, Christine C. George and Rebecca A. London
U.S. Department of Commerce, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Stanford University
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Exploring Gender Differences in Employment and Wage Trends Among Less-Skilled Workers

NBER Working Paper No. w12494
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 14 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2010
Rebecca M. Blank and Heidi S. Shierholz
U.S. Department of Commerce and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
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The Dynamics of Part-Time Work

NBER Working Paper No. w4911
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 23 Aug 2000
Rebecca M. Blank
U.S. Department of Commerce
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What Causes Public Assistance Caseloads to Grow?

NBER Working Paper No. w6343
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 16 Jun 1998 Last Revised: 24 May 2014
Rebecca M. Blank
U.S. Department of Commerce
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Evaluating the Connection between Social Protection and Economic Flexib Ility

NBER Working Paper No. w4338
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 28 Aug 2007
Rebecca M. Blank and Richard B. Freeman
U.S. Department of Commerce and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Do State Laws Affect the Age of Marriage? a Cautionary Tale About Avoidance Behavior

NBER Working Paper No. w13667
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 19 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2008
Rebecca M. Blank, Kerwin Kofi Charles and James Sallee
U.S. Department of Commerce, University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
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Recent Trends in Insured and Uninsured Unemployment: is There an Explanation?

NBER Working Paper No. w2871
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 28 Jun 2004
Rebecca M. Blank and David Card
U.S. Department of Commerce and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
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The Impact of Earnings Disregards on the Behavior of Low Income Families

NBER Working Paper No. w14038
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 02 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2008
Jordan D. Matsudaira and Rebecca M. Blank
Cornell University - Department of Policy Analysis and Management and U.S. Department of Commerce
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How Important is Welfare Dependence?

NBER Working Paper No. w2026
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 26 May 2004 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2010
Rebecca M. Blank
U.S. Department of Commerce
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Recent Trends in Housing Conditions Among the Urban Poor

NBER Working Paper No. w2886
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2014
Rebecca M. Blank and Harvey S. Rosen
U.S. Department of Commerce and Princeton University - Department of Economics
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Public Sector Growth and Labor Market Flexibility: The United States vs. The United Kingdom

NBER Working Paper No. w4339
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 13 Nov 2007
Rebecca M. Blank
U.S. Department of Commerce
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Why are Wages Cyclical in the 1970'S?

NBER Working Paper No. w2396
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2010
Rebecca M. Blank
U.S. Department of Commerce
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Disaggregating the Effect of the Business Cycle on the Distribution of Income

NBER Working Paper No. w2397
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 06 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2010
Rebecca M. Blank
U.S. Department of Commerce
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Down and Out in North America: Recent Trends in Poverty Rates in the U.S. And Canada

NBER Working Paper No. w3462
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 27 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2014
Maria Hanratty and Rebecca M. Blank
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and U.S. Department of Commerce
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Is There a Trade-Off between Unemployment and Inequality? No Easy Answers: Labor Market Problems in the United States Versus Europe

Levy Economics Institute Public Policy Brief No. 33
Posted: 19 Aug 1998
Rebecca M. Blank
U.S. Department of Commerce

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Labor Market Dynamics and Part-Time Work

Research in Labor Economics, Vol. 17
Posted: 31 Mar 1998
Rebecca M. Blank
U.S. Department of Commerce

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