Welfare-to-work outcomes: The role of the employer

Julia Lane, David Stevens

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This paper sets out to explore the role of the employer in successful welfare-to-work transitions. We demonstrate the uses of administrative records in identifying the types of firms that repeatedly hire welfare recipients. We also develop sets of criteria to identify "successful" outcomes. Our results suggest that there is substantial untapped potential for using administrative data to identify not simply which industries hire welfare recipients but those that are most likely to provide recipients with long-lasting jobs, or jobs accompanied by sustained removal from welfare dependency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1010-1021
Number of pages12
JournalSouthern Economic Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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