The labor supply effect of in-kind transfers

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Title: The labor supply effect of in-kind transfers
Authors: Bingley, Paul
Walker, Ian
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Date: 12-Sep-2008
Abstract: We estimate a model of labor supply and participation in multiple programs for UK lone mothers which exploits a reform of in-work transfers. Cash entitlements increased but eligibility to in-kind child nutrition programs was lost. We find that in-work cash and inwork in-kind transfers both have large positive labor supply effects. There is, however, a utility loss from program participation which is estimated to be larger for cash than for child nutrition. This implies that the partial cash out of the in-kind benefits reduced labor supply.
Funding Details: Economic and Social Research Council
Princeton University
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Geary Institute
Series/Report no.: UCD Geary Institute Discussion Paper Series; WP2008/20
Keywords: Labor supplyProgram participationIn-kind transfers
Subject LCSH: Labor supply--Great Britain
Single mothers--Employment--Great Britain
Labor supply--Effect of income maintenance programs on
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Working Papers

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