Heterogeneous treatment and self-selection in a wage subsidy experiment

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dc.contributor.authorBrouillette, Dany-
dc.contributor.authorLacroix, Guy-
dc.coverage.spatialCanadafr_CA
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T13:44:39Z-
dc.date.available10000-01-01-
dc.date.issued2010-08-01-
dc.identifier.issn0047-2727fr_CA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/442-
dc.description.abstractThe Self-Sufficiency Project (SSP) is a research and demonstration project that offered a generous time-limited income supplement to randomly selected welfare applicants under two conditions. The first, the eligibility condition, required that they remain on welfare for at least 12 months. The second, the qualification condition, required that they find a full-time job within 12 months after establishing eligibility. In this paper we focus on a neglected and important feature of the program, namely that the financial reward for becoming qualified is inversely related to the expected wage rate. Under very simple assumptions we show that those who have a low expected wage rate have a clear incentive to establish eligibility. Empirical non-parametric evidence strongly suggests that individuals self-select into eligibility. We jointly estimate a participation equation and a wage equation that are correlated through individual random effects. Our results show that the omission of self-selectivity into qualification translates into slightly underestimated treatment effects.fr_CA
dc.languageengfr_CA
dc.publisherElsevier Sciencefr_CA
dc.subjectSSP Applicant Study-
dc.subjectHeterogeneous treatment-
dc.subjectSelf-selection-
dc.titleHeterogeneous treatment and self-selection in a wage subsidy experimentfr_CA
dc.typeCOAR1_1::Texte::Périodique::Revue::Contribution à un journal::Article::Article de recherche-
dcterms.bibliographicCitationJournal of public economics , Vol. 94 (7-8), 479–492 (2010)fr_CA
dc.audienceProfesseurs (Enseignement supérieur)fr_CA
dc.audienceÉtudiantsfr_CA
dc.audienceDoctorantsfr_CA
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jpubeco.2010.02.006-
dc.subject.rvmProjet d'autosuffisance (Canada)fr_CA
dc.subject.rvmAide sociale -- Bénéficiaires -- Travailfr_CA
dc.subject.rvmSécurité sociale -- Prestations supplémentairesfr_CA
dc.subject.rvmSalairesfr_CA
dc.subject.rvmSécurité du revenu -- Politique gouvernementalefr_CA
rioxxterms.versionVersion of Recordfr_CA
rioxxterms.version_of_recordhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2010.02.006fr_CA
bul.rights.periodeEmbargoInfinifr_CA
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