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

Gong, Xiaodong; Breunig, Robert

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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]

dc.contributor.authorGong, Xiaodong
dc.contributor.authorBreunig, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:23:01Z
dc.identifier.issn1464-3812
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/20476
dc.description.abstractIn 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 lone parents to welfare interventions and provide support for the importance of accounting for fixed costs and for within-job rigidities.
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.sourceOxford Economic Papers
dc.titleChannels of labour supply responses of lone parents to changed work incentives
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume66
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor140211 - Labour Economics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5651450xPUB12
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGong, Xiaodong, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationBreunig, Robert, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage916
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage939
local.identifier.doi10.1093/oep/gpu022
local.identifier.absseo910209 - Preference, Behaviour and Welfare
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T09:11:35Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84928942412
local.identifier.thomsonID000343680200002
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