Choosing to become a 'lost cause': the perverse effects of benefit preconditions
Farrell, Lisa & Frijters, Paul (2008) Choosing to become a 'lost cause': the perverse effects of benefit preconditions. Oxford Economic Papers, 60(1), pp. 1-19.
This paper argues that preconditions for welfare benefit entitlements based on labour market prospects can be counterproductive when they create an incentive for individuals to abstain from any investment earlier in life that could improve future prospects. Benefit entitlements based partly on investments made prior to labour market entry are then Pareto-improving.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Benefits, Unemployment, Schooling, Optimal Welfare, Incentives|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Labour Economics (140211)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
|Copyright Owner:||Oxford University Press|
|Deposited On:||12 Feb 2010 12:48|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:43|
Repository Staff Only: item control page