Life After Welfare: The Economic Well-being of Welfare Leavers in Canada During the 1990s
The 1990s were characterized by substantial declines in the number of welfare recipients in most Canadian provinces. These declines occurred in a period when most provincial governments lowered benefits and tightened eligibility rules. What happened to the economic well-being of those who left welfare in the 1990s? Using longitudinal tax data, this study examines the short and long-term outcomes of welfare leavers across three dimensions: earnings, disposable income and low-income. The role of marriage in post-welfare outcomes is also investigated.
Labour, Income, pensions, spending and wealth, Society and community, Work transitions and life stages, Employment insurance, social assistance and other transfers, Low income and inequality, Equity and inclusion
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