27 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2012
Date Written: January 1, 1992
This article provides an overview of income support programs in the United States. The article first examines proposals for a guaranteed income. This initial examination consists of four separate sections. It begins with a summary of negative income tax plans. Second, it discusses legislation introduced in the United States Congress. Third, current guaranteed income proposals are examined. Finally, it concludes with a brief examination of social experiments conducted in several communities. Because no proposal for a comprehensive guaranteed income program has been adopted, this article next discusses the income maintenance programs including a short description and selected statistical information.
Keywords: Income support, income maintenance, FAP, tax credit, social security
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Larson, David Allen, Long Overdue: The Single Guaranteed Minimum Income Program (January 1, 1992). University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Vol. 69, p. 353, 1992. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1937258