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Midwest Welfare Program and Labor Force Participation
CARD Working Papers
  • Sonya Kostova Huffman, Iowa State University
Publication Date
3-1-2001
Series Number
01-WP 272
Abstract

The author examines family welfare and labor force participation of families potentially eligible for the new Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in the Midwest region. High wage rates and low unemployment rates decrease the probability of welfare participation. For these low-wealth families, labor supply is shown to be highly responsive to the wage rate.

Citation Information
Sonya Kostova Huffman. "Midwest Welfare Program and Labor Force Participation" (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sonya-huffman/8/