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The impact of policy change on job retention and advancement

Dickins, Richard and McKnight, Abigail (2008) The impact of policy change on job retention and advancement. CASEpapers, CASE/134. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper examines the impact of the Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC) on employment retention and advancement. The WFTC, which replaced Family Credit in October 1999, supplemented earnings of low paid workers living in low income families. It was designed to increase the financial incentive for low skilled workers to find and remain in work and in the process boost their family income. It finds evidence that WFTC increased employment retention among male recipients. WFTC does not appear to have increased wage growth compared with Family Credit but there is no evidence that employers were able to use the more generous WFTC to keep wage growth down.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/case
Additional Information: © 2008 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J68 - Public Policy
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: CASE/134
Date Deposited: 15 May 2009 11:38
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/23984/

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