Using the Self-Sufficiency Project (SSP) as the primary data source, this working paper investigates whether employment will lead welfare recipients to revise their beliefs about how they will be treated in the labour market. This study controls for the fact that participants with more favourable attitudes are more likely to secure employment, and finds that the earnings supplement from the experimental Self-Sufficiency Project produces changes in attitudes.
Published: February 2005
Policy Area: Income Security - Welfare and Employment
Population: Social Assistance Recipients - Women - Communities and Families - EI Recipients - Low-income Populations - Low-skilled Workers