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dc.contributor.authorLewis, Danen_US
dc.contributor.authorKonstantopoulos, Spyrosen_US
dc.contributor.authorAltenbernd, Lisaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-06-20en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:13:16Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:13:16Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33600-
dc.description.abstractMuch of the research that has followed welfare reform and new policies such as the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) has focused on identifying the variations in how different states have put the new policy into practice. Less is known however, about how this new policy affects the ability of recipients to earn a living through work. We use panel data from the state of Illinois and examine what explains labor force participation and performance among current and recent TANF recipients. We use both cross-sectional and longitudinal methods to analyze our data. Our results indicate that human capital factors such as education, job skills, and health are important determinants of labor market participation and performance. In addition, we find that long term welfare recipients are equally likely to participate and perform well in the labor market as shorter term welfare recipients. Finally, government housing subsidy appeared to have a positive effect on labor force participation and performance.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion Papers |x1626en_US
dc.subject.jelI38en_US
dc.subject.jelJ20en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ30en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordwelfareen_US
dc.subject.keywordemploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordearningsen_US
dc.titleThe correlates of work in a post-AFDC world: the results from a longitudinal state-level analysisen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn48989948Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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