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Welfare benefits and the duration of welfare spells: evidence from a natural experiment in Canada

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  • Fortin, Bernard
  • Lacroix, Guy
  • Drolet, Simon

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Public Economics.

Volume (Year): 88 (2004)
Issue (Month): 7-8 (July)
Pages: 1495-1520

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Handle: RePEc:eee:pubeco:v:88:y:2004:i:7-8:p:1495-1520

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  1. Olivier Bargain & Karina Doorley, 2009. "Caught in the Trap? The Disincentive Effect of Social Assistance," Working Papers, School Of Economics, University College Dublin 200906, School Of Economics, University College Dublin.
  2. Contini, Dalit & Richiardi, Matteo G., 2012. "Reconsidering the effect of welfare stigma on unemployment," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 84(1), pages 229-244.
  3. Milligan, Kevin & Lemieux, Thomas, 2006. "Incentive Effects of Social Assistance: A Regression Discontinuity Approach," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2006280e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  4. Habibov, Nazim N. & Fan, Lida, 2010. "Comparing and contrasting poverty reduction performance of social welfare programs across jurisdictions in Canada using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA): An exploratory study of the era of devolution," Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 33(4), pages 457-467, November.
  5. Dalit Contini & Matteo Richiardi, 2006. "Active and Passive Policies Against Poverty with Decreasing Employability," LABORatorio R. Revelli Working Papers Series 49, LABORatorio R. Revelli, Centre for Employment Studies.
  6. Nathan Berg & Todd Gabel, 2014. "New Reform Strategies and Welfare Participation in Canada," Working Papers, University of Otago, Department of Economics 1402, University of Otago, Department of Economics, revised Mar 2014.
  7. Damien Échevin & Bernard Fortin, 2011. "Physician Payment Mechanisms, Hospital Length of Stay and Risk of Readmission: a Natural Experiment," Cahiers de recherche, CIRPEE 1112, CIRPEE.
  8. Andreas Hornstein & Per Krusell & Giovanni L. Violante, 2005. "Unemployment and vacancy fluctuations in the matching model: inspecting the mechanism," Economic Quarterly, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, issue Sum, pages 19-50.
  9. Dalit Contini & Nicola Negri, 2005. "Would Declining Exit Rates from Welfare Provide Evidence of Welfare Dependence in Homogeneous Environments?," LABORatorio R. Revelli Working Papers Series 39, LABORatorio R. Revelli, Centre for Employment Studies.
  10. DesJardins, Stephen L. & Ahlburg, Dennis A. & McCall, Brian P., 2006. "The effects of interrupted enrollment on graduation from college: Racial, income, and ability differences," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 25(6), pages 575-590, December.
  11. Matthew Brzozowski, 2005. "Welfare Reforms and Consumption Among Single Mother Households: Evidence From Canadian Provinces," University of Western Ontario, Economic Policy Research Institute Working Papers 200510, University of Western Ontario, Economic Policy Research Institute.
  12. Rebecca N. Warburton & William P. Warburton, 2004. "Canada Needs Better Data for Evidence-Based Policy: Inconsistencies Between Administrative and Survey Data on Welfare Dependence and Education," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 30(3), pages 241-256, September.

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