IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/bla/ecorec/v81y2005i252p30-37.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Contracting-Out of Assistance to the Unemployed: Implications of the Australian Experiment

Author

Listed:
  • PAUL OSLINGTON

Abstract

The present paper models the behaviour of the unemployed and welfare organisations under contracting. Quality of service is observed by the unemployed, not the government, but quality signals extracted from participation choices allow the socially optimal contract price and program size to be calculated. A political equilibrium program size exists where the median employed voter weighs net taxation cost against the value of assistance should they become unemployed. Programs can be supported even in the absence of risk aversion or altruism. Comparative static responses of program size to various labour market parameters are examined. Copyright 2005 The Economic Society Of Australia.

Suggested Citation

  • Paul Oslington, 2005. "Contracting-Out of Assistance to the Unemployed: Implications of the Australian Experiment," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 81(252), pages 30-37, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ecorec:v:81:y:2005:i:252:p:30-37
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/servlet/useragent?func=synergy&synergyAction=showTOC&journalCode=ecor&volume=81&issue=252&year=2005&part=null
    File Function: link to full text
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Richard B. Freeman, 2006. "Learning from Other Economies: The Unique Institutional and Policy Experiments Down Under," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 82(257), pages 195-206, June.
    2. Danula K. Gamage & Pedro S. Martins, 2018. "Evaluating Public-Private Partnerships in Employment Services: The Case of the UK Work Programme," Working Papers 87, Queen Mary, University of London, School of Business and Management, Centre for Globalisation Research.

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bla:ecorec:v:81:y:2005:i:252:p:30-37. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing) or (Christopher F. Baum). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/esausea.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.