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Channels of labour supply responses of lone parents to changed work incentives

Gong, Xiaodong; Breunig, Robert


In this article, we investigate the response of female lone parents to two reforms to the welfare system in Australia. Using childless single women as a control group, we find the first set of reforms increased hours worked substantially through job changes. The second set had much more modest effects on hours, which included a decrease in hours worked for those with children younger than six, but did effect an increase in participation. Our results highlight the heterogeneity of response of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Oxford Economic Papers
DOI: 10.1093/oep/gpu022


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