Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/65942
Authors: 
Brewer, Mike
Browne, James
Chowdry, Haroon
Crawford, Claire
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2012-04
Abstract: 
Conventional in-work benefits (IWB) are means-tested, open to all workers with sufficiently low income, and usually paid without a time-limit. This paper evaluates an IWB with an alternative design that was aimed at lone parents in the UK and piloted in one third of the country, and that featured a time-limit, and was paid conditional on previous receipt of welfare. It increased flows off welfare and into work, and these positive effects did not diminish when recipients reached the 12 month time-limit for receiving the supplement. Job retention of recipients was good, but this cannot be attributed to the IWB.
Subjects: 
in-work benefits
labour supply
time-limits
welfare
lone parents
JEL: 
H21
I38
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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