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Welfare-to-Work: Which Policies Work and Why?: KEYNES LECTURE IN ECONOMICS

RICHARD BLUNDELL

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117: 2001 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262795
eISBN:
9780191753954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262795.003.0015
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers the arguments behind the expansion in welfare-to-work programmes that occurred over the last decade, and reviews the effectiveness of alternative approaches to enhancing ... More


Has “In-Work” Benefit Reform Helped the Labor Market?

Richard Blundell and Hilary Hoynes (eds)

in Seeking a Premier Economy: The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms, 1980-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226092843
eISBN:
9780226092904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092904.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Welfare policy toward low-income families in the United Kingdom experienced a significant shift toward “in-work” benefits in the late 1980s and 1990s. Although a work requirement for some forms of ... More


The United Kingdom: The Children’s Budget

Joshua T. McCabe

in The Fiscalization of Social Policy: How Taxpayers Trumped Children in the Fight Against Child Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190841300
eISBN:
9780190841331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841300.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Population and Demography

Chapter 5 examines how in the UK the Blair government’s promise to end child poverty translated into the introduction of the Working Families Tax Credit in 1998, which was subsequently split into the ... More


The Labor Market Impact of the Working Families’ Tax Credit

Richard Blundell, Alan Duncan, Julian McCrae, and Costas Meghir

in Labor Supply and Taxation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198749806
eISBN:
9780191814082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749806.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter analyses the impact of the Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC) on working hours and employment. In 1998, the UK Chancellor, Gordon Brown introduced the Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC) ... More


Work Incentives and ‘In‐Work’ Benefit Reforms: A Review

Richard Blundell, Mike Brewer, and Marco Francesconi

in Labor Supply and Taxation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198749806
eISBN:
9780191814082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749806.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter considers some of the issues surrounding the effectiveness of in-work benefit reforms, which are designed to reduce poverty and promote employment among low-income families. It argues ... More


Case study A: In-work benefits for low wage earners

Penny Leonard

in Promoting welfare?: Government information policy and social citizenship

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344885
eISBN:
9781447303091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344885.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter presents a case study that analyses government policies to provide information on social security benefits that are designed to supplement low wages. This is either for those who are ... More


Evaluating the Employment Impact of a Mandatory Job Search Program

Richard Blundell, Monica Costa Dias, Costas Meghir, and John Van Reenen

in Labor Supply and Taxation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198749806
eISBN:
9780191814082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749806.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the labour market impact of the British New Deal for Young People, which was instituted to mitigate unemployment and low wages that emerged during the 1990s. Economic and social ... More


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