Does ' Work for the Dole' work? /
By: Borland, Jeff | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research
Contributor(s): Tseng, Yi-PingSeries: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research workingPublisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2004Description: 38 p. : illISBN: 9780734031563; 0734031564Subject(s): Work For Benefit Evaluation | Youth Employment - Government Policy | Unemployed Government Policy | Welfare Recipients Employment | Work For The Dole | Statistical Analysis | Longitudinal Studies | Mutual Obligation | University Of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute Of Applied Economicand Social Research (MIAESR) | Australia. Department Of Family And Community Services. LongitudinalAdministrative Data Set (LDS) | Employment/unemploymentOnline Resources: Electronic copy
July 2004 Includes bibliographical references.
This study examines the effect of Australia s Work for the Dole program in helping people move out of unemployment. Using a matching method to compare a group of WfD participants in 1997 98 with other young unemployed counterparts who did not undertake WfD, the researchers found that Work for the Dole seemed to have an adverse effect, perhaps discouraging participants from searching for a real job, or creating a stigma which deterred potential employers.
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