LU-MRRL Lecture Series: The Impact of Tax Types on Public Opinion Toward Social Welfare Programs

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Research shows that the general public has little knowledge regarding welfare programs. Taxes largely determine the size and structure of the welfare state. When the public receives information about these taxes, this can change their attitudes about social welfare programs such as Medicaid and Paid Family Leave.

Dr. Elizabeth Dorssom, assistant professor of political science at Lincoln University, and Hang Qi, political science Ph.D candidate at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will discuss their research on how providing information on federal and state taxes impacts public support for welfare programs.