The Consequences of ‘ In-Work ’ Benefit Reform in Britain : New Evidence from Panel Data

@inproceedings{Francesconi2004TheCO,
  title={The Consequences of ‘ In-Work ’ Benefit Reform in Britain : New Evidence from Panel Data},
  author={Marco Francesconi and Wilbert van der Klaauw},
  year={2004}
}
The Consequences of ‘In-Work’ Benefit Reform in Britain: New Evidence from Panel Data In October 1999, the British government enacted the Working Families’ Tax Credit, a generous tax credit aimed at encouraging work among low-income families with children. This paper uses longitudinal data collected between 1991 and 2001 to evaluate the effect of this reform on single mothers. We identify this impact by comparing changes in behavior of lone mothers to changes for single women without children… CONTINUE READING