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How and Why State Borders Matter in the Delivery of Social Welfare Services in the United States
AbstractThe way in which governments organize the task of governance is of consequence to social welfare services delivery (March and Olsen 1984). In this paper I ask how and why state borders and the federalist governing framework they support matter in the delivery of social welfare services in the United States. I answer this question by establishing a list of expectations for the delivery of social welfare goods and compare them to field level conditions present in the delivery of Medicaid. I find that state borders and the federalist ideals, which facilitate the retention of state autonomy, have an inhibitory effect on both program simplicity and equity.