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dc.contributor.authorHamermesh, Daniel S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:18:39Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:18:39Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21015-
dc.description.abstractThis paper summarizes the findings from the Self Sufficiency Project: a large scale socialexperiment that is being conducted in Canada to evaluate the effect of high-powered financialincentives for full time work among former welfare recipients. The experimental results confirmthe importance of financial incentives in the welfare participation and work decisions of lowincomesingle mothers. Enhanced incentives induce a significant fraction of welfare recipients toleave the program and enter work. They also have a relatively large anti-poverty effect.Moreover, when incentives are offered to relatively short-term recipients, they can actually savethe government money.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x172en_US
dc.subject.jelI38en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordWelfare reformen_US
dc.subject.keywordfinancial incentivesen_US
dc.subject.stwWorkfareen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialreformen_US
dc.subject.stwSelbsthilfeen_US
dc.subject.stwÖkonomischer Anreizen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialhilfeempfängeren_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsangeboten_US
dc.subject.stwKanadaen_US
dc.titleReforming the Financial Incentives of the Welfare Systemen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn835282074en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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