Job Separation Outcomes of Welfare Hires: Insight from Linked Personnel and State Administrative Data
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Julie L. Hotchkiss
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Georgia State University - Department of Economics
Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 27, Issue 2, pp. 137-146, April 2009
This article makes use of a unique personnel data set and state administrative data to follow welfare and nonwelfare hires that separate from similar jobs with the same firm. Welfare hires are more likely to be on welfare after separation but are equally likely as similarly low-skilled nonwelfare hires to transition to another job after separation. Among those with a new job, welfare hires experience a significantly lower wage gain, suggesting that welfare hires would benefit (even more than nonwelfare hires) from focused assistance with job search and transition skills.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
JEL Classification: H53, J62, C35Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 16, 2009
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