Labour supply disincentives of Income Support: an analysis of single mothers with no qualifications in the UK.
Queen Mary, University of London.
(Click here to request a copy from the OU Author.
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.
||2009 Queen Mary University of London
||single mothers; income aupport; labour supply; regression discontinuity
||Social Sciences > Economics
||09 Feb 2011 12:32
||23 Oct 2012 14:33
Actions (login may be required)