A Migration Study of Mother's Work, Welfare Participation, and Child Development

49 Pages Posted: 29 Feb 2008

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Haiyong Liu

East Carolina University - Department of Economics

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Abstract

This paper investigates how women's migration and labor supply behaviors respond to changes in welfare policies and labor market conditions, controlling for endogenous initial residence and unobserved heterogeneity. It also traces out how these responses influence educational inputs and child outcomes. The simulation results show that poor and low-educated single women with children do change their residential locations in response to changes in welfare policies and labor market conditions. The magnitude of this response in the form of migration is rather modest. More importantly, however, such policy changes often have large and important impacts on particular at-risk groups.

Suggested Citation

Liu, Haiyong, A Migration Study of Mother's Work, Welfare Participation, and Child Development. LABOUR, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 23-71, March 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1100272 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9914.2007.00403.x

Haiyong Liu (Contact Author)

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