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dc.contributor.authorGonzález, Libertaden_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-09-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:12:07Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:12:07Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33479-
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses data from the eight waves of the European Community Household Panel (1994-2001) to estimate the impact of welfare benefits on the incidence of single motherhood and headship among young women across European countries. The regressions include country fixed effects as well as time trends that are allowed to vary by country, to account for fixed and trending unmeasured factors that could influence both benefit levels and family formation. The analysis also accounts for individual characteristics and labor market conditions. The results suggest that benefit levels have a small but significant positive effect on the prevalence of single mothers. An increase in yearly benefits of 1,000 euros is estimated to increase the incidence of single mother families by about 2 percent.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 2026en_US
dc.subject.jelJ12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelI38en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordsingle mothersen_US
dc.subject.keywordwelfare benefitsen_US
dc.subject.stwAlleinerziehendeen_US
dc.subject.stwFamilienleistungsausgleichen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleThe effect of benefits on single motherhood in Europeen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn517799537en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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