SRDC presents at the 38th Annual Canadian Economics Association Conference

June 04, 2004

SRDC presented the results of the final report of the Self-Sufficiency Project (SSP) Applicant study at the 38th Annual Canadian Economics Association (CEA) Conference in Toronto on June ,4, ,2004. Report authors Doug Tattrie, Reuben Ford, and David Gyarmati told the conference that SSP’s earnings supplement increased full-time employment, reduced welfare receipt, and decreased poverty among lone-parent welfare applicants in British Columbia. The SSP applicant study was an experimental study involving 3,315 participants from February ,1994 to March ,1995, and was one of three related SSP studies: the SSP Recipient study examined the effects of earnings supplement on long-term welfare recipients while the SSP Plus study looked at the effects of earnings supplement in combination with employment services.