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The Self-Sufficiency Project at 36 Months [microform] : Effects of a Financial Work Incentive on Employment and Income / Charles Michalopoulos, David Card and Lisa A. Gennetian
Bib ID 5675302
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Michalopoulos, Charles
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2000 
151 p. 

This report previews the Self-Sufficiency Project's (SSP's) longer-term effects by looking at these four related issues: wage progression, job retention, marital status, and attitudes toward work. A companion report, available separately, examines SSP's effects on children. Chapter 1 discusses the SSP research and demonstration project that offered a temporary earnings supplement to selected long-term Income Assistance (IA) recipients in British Columbia and New Brunswick, Canada. Chapter 2 describes impacts of SSP on employment, income, and welfare receipt for about three years. It reports that SSP increased employment, full-time employment, earnings, and cash transfer payments and reduced use of IA and poverty. Chapter 3 discusses impacts of SSP on employment stability, wage growth, marital status, and attitudes. It reports that SSP increased stable full-time employment and generated a fair amount of wage growth; and more members of the program group felt they had greater control over their lives and had married. Chapter 4 presents a means of inferring characteristics of supplement recipients and estimates their wage growth. It reports that SSP's supplement offer encouraged work among people least likely to work on their own and that wage growth was similar both for people who went to work because of it and for those who would have worked without it. Appendixes contain supplemental data and 22 references. (YLB)


Availability: Social Research and Demonstration Corporation, 50 O'Connor Street, Suite 1400, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6L2, Tel: 613-237-4311, Fax: 613-237-5045, E-mail:, Web site:

Sponsoring Agency: Human Resources Development Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).

ERIC Note: For related documents on the Self-Sufficiency Project, see ED 418 334, ED 432 693 and CE 080 392.


May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Demonstration Programs.  |  Developed Nations.  |  Employment Patterns.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Incentive Grants.  |  Income.  |  Marital Status.  |  Poverty.  |  Program Effectiveness.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Wages.  |  Welfare Recipients.  |  Welfare Services.  |  Work Attitudes.  |  British Columbia Impact Studies New Brunswick
Form/genre Reports, Evaluative.
Other authors/contributors Card, David, author  |  Gennetian, Lisa A., author  |  Harknett, Kristen, author  |  Robins, Philip K., author  |  Social Research and Demonstration Corp., Ottawa (Ontario)
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