Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords

at-risk mothers, labour supply, welfare reform

Discipline

Labor Economics

Research Areas

Applied Microeconomics

Publication

Economic Papers: A Journal of Applied Economics and Policy

Volume

32

Issue

2

First Page

249

Last Page

257

ISSN

1759-3441

Identifier

10.1111/1759-3441.12028

Publisher

Wiley

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1111/1759-3441.12028

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