A large body of research has examined the determinants of welfare spending at various jurisdictional levels. This paper takes stock of the accomplishments of these studies within a limited framework. Primary socioeconomic and political factors are surveyed and reviewed with respect to their explanatory association with appropriations for public welfare at the level of states.
Mogull, Robert G.
"An Examination of Research Explaining Public Welfare Spending at the State Level,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 18
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol18/iss1/3