We analyse the impact of the early 1990s welfare waivers and the 1996 TANF reform in the United States on at-risk mothers' labour supply behaviour using the PSID. We find that whereas the welfare waivers had limited impacts on at-risk mothers, the TANF reform played an important role in encouraging those mothers to increase their labour supply at the intensive margin.
at-risk mothers, labour supply, welfare reform
Economic Papers: A Journal of Applied Economics and Policy
Welfare Reform and At-Risk Mothers' Labour Supply. (2013). Economic Papers: A Journal of Applied Economics and Policy. 32, (2), 249-257. Research Collection School Of Economics.
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