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dc.contributor.authorCarrington, William J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMueser, Peter R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTroske, Kenneth R.en_US
dc.coverage.temporal1990-1999en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:21:45Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:21:45Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21367-
dc.description.abstractWelfare reform has transformed the U.S. cash assistance program for single parents and their children. Although there remains substantial uncertainty about the importance of reform in producing the subsequent decline in the welfare caseload, even less is known about its impact on the experiences and well being of former welfare recipients. The analysis here focuses on the characteristics and employment of welfare recipients in the state of Missouri over the period 1990-1999. We find that there has been little change in the observable characteristics of those entering, on, or leaving welfare, but there has been a dramatic growth in the importance of employment for all these groups. We also examine the dynamics of employment and welfare recidivism comparing cohorts of leavers prior to and after welfare reform. We find that after welfare reform leavers are much more likely to be working, have higher total earnings, work for employers with similar characteristics, and are less likely to return to welfare. These results suggest that welfare reform has not materially harmed welfare recipients.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 561en_US
dc.subject.jelI3en_US
dc.subject.jelJ0en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordwelfare reformen_US
dc.subject.keywordemployment dynamicsen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialhilfeen_US
dc.subject.stwReformen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftspolitische Wirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialhilfeempfängeren_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsangeboten_US
dc.subject.stwBeschäftigungseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwMissouri <Staat>en_US
dc.titleThe Impact of Welfare Reform on Leaver Characteristics, Employment and Recidivismen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn357161424en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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