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An Analysis of Benefit Flows in New Zealand using a Social Accounting Framework

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  • Aziz, Omar
  • Carroll, Nick
  • Creedy, John

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This paper presents a social accounting model to examine the entrants, exits and transitions of individuals among a wide range of benefit categories in New Zealand. Transition rates and flows are estimated separately for periods before the global financial crisis (GFC) and periods following the crisis. The data were obtained from the Benefit Dynamics Dataset maintained by the Ministry of Social Development. The model is used to examine, using simulations, the implications for the time profile of changes in the stock of benefit recipients under a range of counterfactual situations. It is suggested that the model can provide a useful tool for policy analysis.

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  • Aziz, Omar & Carroll, Nick & Creedy, John, 2013. "An Analysis of Benefit Flows in New Zealand using a Social Accounting Framework," Working Paper Series 2840, Victoria University of Wellington, Chair in Public Finance.
  • Handle: RePEc:vuw:vuwcpf:2840
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    1. Caroline Hall, 2011. "Do Interactions between Unemployment Insurance and Sickness Insurance Affect Transitions to Employment?," LABOUR, CEIS, vol. 25(4), pages 447-467, December.
    2. Omar Aziz & Nick Carroll & John Creedy, 2015. "An analysis of benefit flows in New Zealand using a social accounting framework," New Zealand Economic Papers, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 49(1), pages 1-21, April.
    3. Creedy, John & Disney, Richard, 1981. "Changes in Labour Market States in Great Britain," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 28(1), pages 76-85, February.
    4. Creedy, John & Disney, Richard, 1981. "Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits in Great Britain," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 33(2), pages 256-273, July.
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    1. Omar Aziz & Nick Carroll & John Creedy, 2015. "An analysis of benefit flows in New Zealand using a social accounting framework," New Zealand Economic Papers, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 49(1), pages 1-21, April.

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    Keywords

    Welfare benefits; Social accounting;

    JEL classification:

    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts

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