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Title:The desirability of workfare as a welfare ordeal: Revisited PDF Logo
Authors:Blumkin, Tomer
Margalioth, Yoram
Sadka, Efraim
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5130
Abstract:In this paper we challenge the conventional wisdom that using workfare as a supplementary screening device to means-testing is socially undesirable when the overnment objective is welfarist, namely, to ensure that all members of society will attain some minimal level of utility. Our argument suggests that when misreporting of income by welfare claimants is sufficiently manifest, introducing work requirements for welfare eligibility economizes on government expenditure and is socially desirable.
Subjects:workfare
welfare
means-testing
misreporting
utility maintenance
JEL:D6
H2
H5
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201010132851
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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