The Labour Market Effects of â€˜Working for Familiesâ€™ In New Zealand
Joseph Mercante and
Thai-Yoong Mok ()
Australian Economic Review, 2018, vol. 51, issue 2, 211-231
This article examines, using a behavioural microsimulation model for New Zealand, the impact of the major package of welfare reforms collectively referred to as â€˜Working for Familiesâ€™ (WfF). These reforms were announced in May 2004 and involved a phased introduction of changes, with annual modifications from October 2004 until April 2007. Concentrating on welfare payments for families with dependent children, this remains a cornerstone of the New Zealand welfare system. The simulation takes a backwardâ€ looking perspective, by comparing labour supply under the 2008 database and tax structure with that obtained using the 2008 data and 2004 tax structure (suitably adjusted for inflation).
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