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dc.contributor.authorBrouillette, Danyen_US
dc.contributor.authorLacroix, Guyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-14en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:29:17Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:29:17Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2008101534en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34784-
dc.description.abstractThe Self-Sufficiency Project (SSP) is a research and demonstration project that offered a generous time-limited income supplement to randomly selected welfare applicants under two conditions. The first, the eligibility condition, required that they remain on welfare for at least twelve months. The second, the qualification condition, required that they find a full-time job within twelve months after establishing eligibility. In this paper we focus on a neglected and important feature of the program, namely that the financial reward for becoming qualified is inversely related to the expected wage rate. Under very simple assumptions we show that those who have a low expected wage rate have a clear incentive to establish eligibility. Empirical non-parametric evidence strongly suggests that individuals self-select into eligibility. We jointly estimate a participation equation and a wage equation that are correlated through individual random effects. Our results show that the omission of self-selectivity into qualification translates into slightly overestimated treatment effects.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3738en_US
dc.subject.jelI38en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordSSP Applicant Studyen_US
dc.subject.keywordheterogeneous treatmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordself-selectionen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnsubventionen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufliche Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwWeiterbildungen_US
dc.subject.stwKanadaen_US
dc.titleHeterogeneous treatment and self-selection in a wage subsidy experimenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn581771850en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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