Job Separation Behavior of Welfare Recipients: Results from a Unique Case Study
Jill Marie Gunderson and Julie L. Hotchkiss
Working Paper 2004-12
This paper uses a unique personnel data set to explore job separation behavior among welfare hires. Our results indicate that welfare hires are no less stable than similar nonwelfare hires; however, time until separation does differ across welfare status by reason for separation. We also found that the presence of a mentoring program will increase time until separation for both welfare and nonwelfare hires.
JEL classification: I38, J24, J64
Key words: TANF, welfare, job search, job separation
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