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Welfare Reform and At-Risk Mothers' Labour Supply†
Article first published online: 20 JUN 2013
© 2013 The Economic Society of Australia
Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy
Volume 32, Issue 2, pages 249–257, June 2013
How to Cite
Ho, C. (2013), Welfare Reform and At-Risk Mothers' Labour Supply. Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy, 32: 249–257. doi: 10.1111/1759-3441.12028
- Issue published online: 20 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 20 JUN 2013
- at-risk mothers;
- labour supply;
- welfare reform
We analyse the impact of the early 1990s welfare waivers and the 1996 TANF reform in the United States on at-risk mothers' labour supply behaviour using the PSID. We find that whereas the welfare waivers had limited impacts on at-risk mothers, the TANF reform played an important role in encouraging those mothers to increase their labour supply at the intensive margin.