Title

An empirical analysis of joint decisions on labour supply and welfare participation

Campus Units

Economics, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

2004

Journal or Book Title

Applied Economics Letters

Volume

11

Issue

14

First Page or Article ID Number

869

Last Page

872

DOI

10.1080/1350485042000269885

Abstract

Economic and welfare programme factors affect the wellbeing of low-income families and their labour supply decisions. This study uses recent data from the US Survey of Income and Programme Participation. A nested logit model is estimated to explain the joint decisions to participate in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the labour market for the population of families potentially eligible for TANF. The empirical findings indicate that higher wages increase labour and decrease welfare programme participation; an increase in non-labour income decreases both labour market and welfare participation.

Comments

This is a working paper of an article from Applied Economics Letters 11 (2004): 869, doi: 10.1080/1350485042000269885.