Duration Analysis of Income Support Spells Initiated by Unemployment

R Wilkins, Lixin CAI, Suzan GHANTOUS

Melbourne: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research | Published : 2006


This study investigates the factors associated with long-term receipt of income support for which the origins can be directly traced to the experience of unemployment. It represents further development of work undertaken for FaCS and DEWR by Black et al (2005), who undertake income support spell duration analysis of males commencing a spell on unemployment benefits aged 25-44 years. This work is extended by considering a substantially broader range of income support recipients, by explicitly investigating heterogeneity in the determinants of duration of income support receipt across different groups defined by characteristics identifiable in..

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