The Public Interest

An Alternative to the Nixon Income Maintenance Plan

Peter H. Schuck & Richard J. Zeckhauser

Spring 1970

THE Nixon Administration proposal for a fundamental overhaul of the welfare system has generated heated controversy among the numerous interests concerned with poverty and related problems. The great bulk of the criticism leveled at the Nixon plan has focused on three of its facets: the adequacy of the federal guarantee level, its treatment of high-benefit states and cities, and the work requirement for mothers of school-age children.

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