Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35642
Authors: 
Dahlberg, Matz
Johansson, Kajsa
Mörk, Eva
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IZA discussion papers 3947
Abstract: 
This paper investigates whether mandatory activation programs for welfare recipients have effects on welfare participation, employment and disposable income. In contrast to earlier studies, we are able to capture both entry and exit effects. The empirical analysis makes use of a Swedish welfare reform in which the city districts in Stockholm gradually implemented mandatory activation programs for individuals on welfare. Overall, we find that mandatory activation of welfare recipients reduces overall welfare participation and increases employment. We also find that mandatory activation programs appear to work best for young people and for people born in non-Western countries.
Subjects: 
Welfare reform
mandatory activation programs
welfare participation
employment
difference-in-differences
JEL: 
I38
H31
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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