Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/173883
Authors: 
Araujo, María Caridad
Bosch Mossi, Mariano
Maldonado, Rosario
Schady, Norbert Rüdiger
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IDB Working Paper Series IDB-WP-830
Abstract: 
We study the impact of welfare payments in Ecuador on the probability that women and men work, and on whether they are employed in the formal or informal sectors. Our analysis is based on two distinct identification strategies and two separate sources of data spanning more than 10 years. We find no evidence that welfare discouraged work. However, among women, welfare payments led to reductions in social security contributions (which are mandated for salaried workers) and payment of VAT and income taxes (which are mandated for the self-employed and firm owners), although the magnitude of these effects is small.
Subjects: 
welfare
work
formality
JEL: 
H55
I38
J22
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/legalcode
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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