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
Date Written: May 2006
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
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