NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Female Labour Supply, Human Capital and Welfare Reform

Richard Blundell, Monica Costa Dias, Costas Meghir, Jonathan M. Shaw

NBER Working Paper No. 19007
Issued in May 2013

---- Acknowledgements ----

Previously circulated as "The long-term effects of in-work benefits in a lifecycle model for policy evaluation". We thank four anonymous referees and the editor for helpful comments. This research has greatly benefited from discussions with Joe Altonji, Mike Brewer, David Card, Jim Heckman, Enrico Moretti, Hamish Low and Corina Mommaerts. We are also grateful to participants at the EEA Summer Meetings, the IZA/SOLE transatlantic meeting, the NBER TAPES conference and seminars at Yale University, the University of Mannheim, IFS, the University of Copenhagen, U. C. Berkeley and the DIW for their comments. This research is funded by the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy and the NCRM node Programme Evaluation for Policy Analysis, both at the IFS. Financial support from the ESRC, grant number RES-000-23-1524, is gratefully acknowledged. Costas Meghir thanks the Cowles foundation and he ISPS at Yale and the ESRC under the Professorial Fellowship RES-051-27-0204 for funding. The usual disclaimer applies. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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