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Chapter 17 Vocab

AP Government - Chapter 17 Vocabulary

Chapter 17 TermsDefinitions
Majoritarian politics the politics of policy-making in which almost everybody benefits from a policy and almost everybody pays for it.
Client Politics The politics of policy-making in which some small group receives the benefits of the policy and the public at large bears the costs. Only those who benefit have an incentive to organize and press their case.
Insurance program A self-financing government program based on contributions that provide benefits to unemployed or retired persons.
Assistance program A government programs financed by general income taxes that provides benefits to poor citizens without requiring contributions from them.
Means Test An income qualification that determines whether one is eligible for benefits under government programs reserved for lower-income groups.
Earned Income Tax Credit A provision of a 1975 tax law that entitles working families with children to receive money from the government if their total income falls below a certain level.
Service Strategy A policy of providing poor people with education and job training to help lift them out of poverty.
Income Strategy A policy of giving poor people money to help lift them out of poverty.
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