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19

Wednesday

In-work Benefits and Human Well-Being: A Randomized Controlled Trial

5.00pm

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Speaker: Prof Andrew Oswald, Warwick University

Series: Term 2, 2013-14 Seminar Series

Many governments believe they can intervene in the economy to improve people's lives. Reliable knowledge is handicapped, however, by the lack of randomized trials. We report the results of a social-science experiment funded by the UK government. In it, thousands of disadvantaged people were assigned to treatment and control groups. The treated were offered a  range of in-work benefits. We study a sample of 3,500 single parents for 5 ensuing years. Treated individuals earned more than those in the control group. However, they had substantially lower psychological well-being, worried more, and became more prone to debt.

This seminar will be held in room D221, Social Sciences Building

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5.00pm - 6.20pmWednesday 19th March 2014

Rhind Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1R 0JD United Kingdom

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Department of Economics

Social Sciences Building
City, University of London
Whiskin Street
London
EC1R 0JD
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7040 8500

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