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Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: Channels of Labour Supply responses of lone parents to changed work incentives
Authors: Breunig, Robert 
Gong, Xiaodong 
Publication Date: Jul-2014
Pages: 916–939
Keywords: Welfare
Single Parents
Abstract: In this article, we investigate the response of female lone parents to two reforms to the welfare system in Australia. Using childless single women as a control group, we find the first set of reforms increased hours worked substantially through job changes. The second set had much more modest effects on hours, which included a decrease in hours worked for those with children younger than six, but did effect an increase in participation. Our results highlight the heterogeneity of response of lone parents to welfare interventions and provide support for the importance of accounting for fixed costs and for within-job rigidities.
DOI: 10.1093/oep/gpu022
Keywords: Families -- Mothers; Families -- Lone parents; Benefits and Payments -- Income support; Employment -- Hours
Research collection: Journal Articles
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