Social Assistance

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Time Limits to Social Assistance in US – Decreased welfare participation by 22 percent and transfer income by 6 percent

BRIEF HIGHLIGHTS Several states imposed time limits for welfare receipt in the wake of the Great Recession. Stricter time limits decreased welfare participation by 22 percent and transfer income by 6 percent. The time limits tend to decrease earnings in states without generous benefits at baseline. Separation from work and welfare diminishes families’ access to … Continue reading

Disability Benefits – A strong link going from parental social assistance participation to a child’s dependence on social assistance benefits

Disability benefits provide an essential safety net for many people of working age whose health prevents them from engaging in paid work. But many countries are increasingly concerned about the fiscal sustainability of high and growing disability insurance (DI) dependency rates. One of the reasons is that disability benefits may themselves contribute to low participation … Continue reading

Social Assistance Receipt Among Refugee Claimants in Canada – At least 65% in the first year, over 85% in Quebec

Prior to the December 2012 reforms to the in-Canada refugee determination system, it was possible for some refugee claimants to reside in Canada for several years before the final adjudication of their claim. Their labour market activities, their receipt of publicly funded benefits, and their well-being during that period are relevant to public policy. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

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