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Requiring individuals to work for their welfare benefits

9. Suppose the U.S. government is considering changes in economic and social policy to reduce wage inequality.

Evaluate whether the following will help:
(a) Decrease the benefit level to welfare recipients.
(b) Increase the benefit level paid to welfare recipients.
(c) Provide wage subsidies to firms that hire the less-advantaged.
(d) Initiate a federal training program the raises the skills of poor individuals.
(e) Pass a law mandating that all workers must be paid a "living wage," which means that all wages must be sufficient to support a family of four financially.

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