ERIC Number: EJ723379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 16
The Effect of Family Size on Incentive Effects of Welfare Transfers in Two-Parent Families
Lewin, Alisa C.; Maurin, Eric
Evaluation Review, v29 n6 p507-529 2005
Family size is an important determinant of family well-being, and it is a good predictor of poverty. This study examines effects of waiving the 100-hour rule, by family size, and distinguishes between the "work-incentive effects" and the "eligibility effects" of the waiver. The 100-hour rule limits eligibility to aid to two-parent families in which the principal earner is unemployed or underemployed (works fewer than 100 hours per month). The study uses data from the Link-Up randomized experiment, conducted in California's Central Valley, from 1992 to 1994. The findings show that the eligibility effect of the waiver does not differ by family size, but the work-incentive effect does.
Descriptors: Eligibility, Family Size, Incentives, Family (Sociological Unit), Well Being, Poverty, Welfare Services
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: California