Soobedar, Zeenat (2009). Labour supply disincentives of Income Support: an analysis of single mothers with no qualifications in the UK. Queen Mary, University of London.
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This paper examines the labour supply disincentives of the Income Support system among single mothers with no qualifications in the UK. It uses a regression discontinuity approach that exploits the age-eligibility rule establishing automatic withdrawal of Income Support for single mothers whose youngest child turns 16. At this cut-off age, barely ineligible mothers experience an 8.5% increase in their probability of working and an increase in hours of work of about 3. This is consistent with pronounced labour supply disincentives of the income support policy.
|Copyright Holders:||2009 Queen Mary University of London|
|Extra Information:||ISSN: 1473-0278|
|Keywords:||single mothers; income aupport; labour supply; regression discontinuity|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Social Sciences > Economics|
|Depositing User:||Zeenat Soobedar|
|Date Deposited:||09 Feb 2011 12:32|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2012 14:33|
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