EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Social Employment Of Welfare Recipients In Belgium: An Evaluation

Bart Cockx () and Geert Ridder ()

Economics Working Paper Archive from The Johns Hopkins University,Department of Economics

Abstract: In Belgium welfare agencies receive a subsidy to employ welfare recipients for a period sufficiently long to entitle them to unemployment benefits This work experience program is called Social Employment (SE) We investigate the effect of SE on the exit rate from welfare We propose a grouping/IV estimator of the SE effect that eliminates selection bias The estimator is consistent even if the selection into SE depends on the average unobserved characteristics of welfare recipients in a region and in a welfare duration interval The empirical analysis suggests that there is creaming in the selection process Without correction for selectivity we find that SE reduces welfare dependence but after correction this conclusion is reversed These results are consistent with the adverse incentives faced by the welfare agencies

Date: 2000-03
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

Related works:
Journal Article: Social Employment of Welfare Recipients in Belgium: An Evaluation (2001) Downloads
Working Paper: Social Employment of Welfare Recipients in Belgium: An Evaluation (1999)
Working Paper: Social employment of welfare recipients in Belgium: an evaluation (1996) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:jhu:papers:425

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Economics Working Paper Archive from The Johns Hopkins University,Department of Economics 3400 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218. Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by None (). This e-mail address is bad, please contact .

 
Page updated 2017-09-11
Handle: RePEc:jhu:papers:425