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Migration Effects of Welfare Benefit Reform

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This study tests for a migration response to the implementation of stricter rules for receiving welfare benefits (means-tested social assistance for individuals who lack sufficient work-related income), in the form of mandatory participation in activation programmes in Stockholm town districts. The results give no indications that activation programmes affect the moving choices of recipients of welfare benefits. Copyright © The editors of the "Scandinavian Journal of Economics" 2009. .

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  • Karin Edmark, 2009. "Migration Effects of Welfare Benefit Reform," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 111(3), pages 511-526, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:scandj:v:111:y:2009:i:3:p:511-526
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    1. Persson, Anna & V ikman, Ulrika, 2010. "Dynamic effects of mandatory activation of welfare participants," Working Paper Series 2010:6, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy.
    2. Wunder, Christoph & Riphahn, Regina, 2013. "Welfare transitions before and after reforms of the German welfare system," Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order 79715, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
    3. Jordi Jofre-Monseny (Universitat de Barcelona & Institut dEconomia de Barcelona (IEB)), 2013. "The effects of unemployment benefits on migration in lagging regions," Working Papers in Economics 292, Universitat de Barcelona. Espai de Recerca en Economia.
    4. Regina T. Riphahn & Christoph Wunder, 2016. "State dependence in welfare receipt: transitions before and after a reform," Empirical Economics, Springer, pages 1303-1329.

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