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Welfare and Labor Force Participation of Low-Wealth Families: Implications for Labor Supply
CARD Working Papers
  • Sonya Kostova Huffman, Iowa State University
Publication Date
3-1-2001
Series Number
01-WP 270
Abstract
This paper examines the welfare and labor force participation of families potentially eligible for the new Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Higher wage rates, lower unemployment rates, and lower TANF benefits decrease the probability of welfare participation. For these families, labor supply is moderately responsive to the wage rate.
Citation Information
Sonya Kostova Huffman. "Welfare and Labor Force Participation of Low-Wealth Families: Implications for Labor Supply" (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sonya-huffman/14/