ERIC Number: ED094257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Financial Disincentives for Welfare Clients to Enter Public Service Employment: The Vermont Experience. Final Report.
Nadworny, M. J.; And Others
From a comparative economic viewpoint, does regular employment secured through temporary subsidized Special Work training afford the publicly supported individual any marginal advantage over his welfare status? A study of 279 Aid to Needy Families with Children (ANFC) recipients was conducted to address this question. The median annual dollar value of tax-free welfare payments in Vermont was $4,075. When added with Medicaid and food stamp bonuses, this is equivalent to $4,465 taxable income for the family unit here. Given the median $2.26 hourly wage realized by program enrollees, male ANFC clients experienced an economic disincentive to work. Females improved their welfare status modestly when allowed certain income disregards. Real income rose sharply for the study group only during Special Work training. When a graduated welfare support schedule was combined with a subsidized wage program, per capita income rose to $6,793. Otherwise, there was no real financial incentive to leave the welfare status. (Also included is an appendix of financial disincentives interviews.) (Author)
Descriptors: Employment Programs, Income, Motivation, Pilot Projects, Poverty, Public Service Occupations, Social Welfare, Wages, Welfare Recipients, Work Attitudes
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Vermont State Employment Service, Montpelier. Dept. of Employment Security.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont