The Effects of Work-Conditioned Transfers on Marriage and Child Well-Being: A Review
Transfer payments to poor families are increasingly conditioned on work. Although the effects of such programmes on employment are fairly well understood, relatively little is known about their effects on marriage or child well-being. We review a few studies that provide such information here. We sketch a theoretical model that draws from the efficient-household literature. The model is consistent with the wide range of effects that we observe and suggests an explanation for some of the observed differences. Our theoretical framework likewise explains the observed variation in the effects of such programmes on children. Copyright � The Author(s). Journal compilation � Royal Economic Society 2009.
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Volume (Year): 119 (2009)
Issue (Month): 535 (02)
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