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Assisting the long-term unemployed: results from a randomized trial [Working Paper]

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.accessioned2004-05-19T18:18:29Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:50:54Z
dc.date.available2004-05-19T18:18:29Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:50:54Z
dc.date.created2002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/41793
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/41793
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.subjectAustralian income-support system
dc.subjectlong term unemployed
dc.subjectestimation strategy
dc.subjectrandomization
dc.subjectdropout
dc.subjectinterview technique
dc.subjectwelfare reform
dc.subjecteconomic and social participation
dc.titleAssisting the long-term unemployed: results from a randomized trial [Working Paper]
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.description.refereedno
local.identifier.citationmonthsep
local.identifier.citationyear2002
local.identifier.eprintid1904
local.rights.ispublishedno
dc.date.issued2002
local.contributor.affiliationANU
local.contributor.affiliationEconomics Program, RSSS
local.citationWorking paper
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