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A couples-based approach to the problem of workless families [Working Papers in Economics and Econometrics]

Cobb Clark, Deborah A; Ryan, Chris; Breunig, Robert


The goal of this paper is to evaluate a “couples-based” policy intervention designed to reduce the number of Australian families without work. In 2000 and 2001, the Australian Government piloted a new counseling initiative targeted towards couple-headed families with dependent children in which neither partner was in paid employment. Selected women on family benefits (who were partnered with men receiving unemployment benefits) were randomly invited to participate in an interview process...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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