Welfare Recipiency, Job Separation Outcomes, and Postseparation Earnings: Insight from Linked Personnel and State Administrative Data

FRB of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2006-7

36 Pages Posted: 26 May 2006

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Jill Marie Gunderson

Economic Research Service (ERS)

Julie L. Hotchkiss

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Georgia State University - Department of Economics

Date Written: May 2006

Abstract

This paper uses a unique personnel data set and state administrative data to follow welfare and non-welfare hires who separate from similar jobs with the same firm. Welfare hires are more likely to separate from their job and are more likely to be on welfare after separation compared with similarly low-skilled nonwelfare hires. Those not returning to welfare, however, are no more or less likely to have moved on to a lower or higher-paying job than non-welfare hires.

Keywords: welfare, welfare-to-work, separation behavior, multinomial logit, switching regression, administrative data

JEL Classification: H53, J31, J62

Suggested Citation

Gunderson, Jill Marie and Hotchkiss, Julie L., Welfare Recipiency, Job Separation Outcomes, and Postseparation Earnings: Insight from Linked Personnel and State Administrative Data (May 2006). FRB of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2006-7. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=904587 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.904587

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