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ERIC Number: ED447254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Pages: 151
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Self-Sufficiency Project at 36 Months: Effects of a Financial Work Incentive on Employment and Income.
Michalopoulos, Charles; Card, David; Gennetian, Lisa A.; Harknett, Kristen; Robins, Philip K.
This report previews the Self-Sufficiency Project's (SSP's) longer-term effects by looking at these four related issues: wage progression, job retention, marital status, and attitudes toward work. A companion report, available separately, examines SSP's effects on children. Chapter 1 discusses the SSP research and demonstration project that offered a temporary earnings supplement to selected long-term Income Assistance (IA) recipients in British Columbia and New Brunswick, Canada. Chapter 2 describes impacts of SSP on employment, income, and welfare receipt for about three years. It reports that SSP increased employment, full-time employment, earnings, and cash transfer payments and reduced use of IA and poverty. Chapter 3 discusses impacts of SSP on employment stability, wage growth, marital status, and attitudes. It reports that SSP increased stable full-time employment and generated a fair amount of wage growth; and more members of the program group felt they had greater control over their lives and had married. Chapter 4 presents a means of inferring characteristics of supplement recipients and estimates their wage growth. It reports that SSP's supplement offer encouraged work among people least likely to work on their own and that wage growth was similar both for people who went to work because of it and for those who would have worked without it. Appendixes contain supplemental data and 22 references. (YLB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Human Resources Development Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Social Research and Demonstration Corp., Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada