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Assisting the Long-Term Unemployed: Results from a Randomised Trial

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


Welfare reform in Australia centres on 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 randomised trial was conducted by the Department of Family and Community Services to assess whether an intensive interview with follow-ups would result in increased participation for long-term recipients of income support. Participation in the trial led to a reduction in average...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: The Economic Record


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