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Assisting the long-term unemployed: results from a randomized trial [Journal Article]

Breunig, Robert; Cobb Clark, Deborah A; Dunlop, Yvonne; Terrill, Marion

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Welfare reform in Australia centres on the concept of both economic and social participation. The policy concern is that people who fail to participate in economic and social life may become entrenched in disadvantage. In 2000 - 2001, a randomized trial was conducted by the Department of Family and Community Services in order to assess whether an intensive interview with successive follow-ups would result in increased economic and social participation for unemployed individuals who had been on...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBreunig, Robert
dc.contributor.authorCobb Clark, Deborah A
dc.contributor.authorDunlop, Yvonne
dc.contributor.authorTerrill, Marion
dc.date.accessioned2003-08-26
dc.date.accessioned2004-05-19T18:18:20Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:50:54Z
dc.date.available2004-05-19T18:18:20Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:50:54Z
dc.date.created2003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/41791
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/41791
dc.description.abstractWelfare reform in Australia centres on the concept of both economic and social participation. The policy concern is that people who fail to participate in economic and social life may become entrenched in disadvantage. In 2000 - 2001, a randomized trial was conducted by the Department of Family and Community Services in order to assess whether an intensive interview with successive follow-ups would result in increased economic and social participation for unemployed individuals who had been on income support for more than five years. We find evidence that participation in the trial led to a reduction in average weekly hours of work, but increased the amount of hours spent in study or training programs and the proportion of individuals engaged in such programs. We also find evidence of increased social integration associated with participation in the trial.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectwelfare reform
dc.subjecteconomic and social participation
dc.subjectAustralian income support system
dc.subjectlong term unemployed
dc.subjectestimation strategy
dc.titleAssisting the long-term unemployed: results from a randomized trial [Journal Article]
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.refereedyes
local.identifier.citationmonthmar
local.identifier.citationnumber244
local.identifier.citationpages84-102
local.identifier.citationpublicationEconomic Record
local.identifier.citationvolume79
local.identifier.citationyear2003
local.identifier.eprintid1892
local.rights.ispublishedyes
dc.date.issued2003
local.identifier.doi10.1111/1475-4932.00080
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