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Un modèle de l’offre de travail des bénéficiaires de l’aide sociale au Québec

Henri-Paul Rousseau

Résumé

Cet article présente la stratégie de recherche d'un projet qui vise à analyser le comportement des bénéficiaires de l'aide sociale concernant leurs activités de travail et de prospection d'emploi, afin de mieux connaître les déterminants de leurs plans d'offre de travail

Abstract

A Model of the Labor Supply of Social Assistance Recipients in Québec

This paper presents a labor supply model of the low-incomes individuals which will be applied to data collected by a survey of the population on welfare in Québec during 1976. The model specifies the variables which determine the subjective wage rate as an indicator of the incentive to work. This equation of the subjective wage rate is the structural form of the model while a labor supply equation and a market wage rate equation constitute the reduced form. The amount of labor supplied is thus a function of the cost of job search, the length of the search period, the net wage rate, the individual amount of rationing in the labor market, autonomous income etc.. The exact econometric specification of the model will be presented when the results of the estimation will be communicated.