The Relationship between Labor Market Conditions and Welfare Receipt in Australia: A Stock-Flow Analysis
AbstractThis paper estimates the role of labor market conditions in the recent decline in welfare receipt among the working age population in Australia. A stock-flow model is used, which involves modeling the underlying welfare flows and using the results to simulate the effect of labor market conditions on the welfare stock. The simulation analysis suggests that improvements in the labor market explain the majority of the decline. A range of robustness checks are undertaken including using alternative levels of geographic disaggregation to deal with likely measurement error in labor market data.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Australian National University, College of Business and Economics, School of Economics in its series ANU Working Papers in Economics and Econometrics with number 2012-573.
Length: 44 Pages
Date of creation: Apr 2012
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- C59 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Other
- J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
- I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
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- NEP-ALL-2012-04-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-CMP-2012-04-23 (Computational Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2012-04-23 (Labour Economics)
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