CPRC SEMINAR: Long-Term Effects of Counseling and Support on Workfare Participants
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ONLINE (VIA ZOOM) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Philip Oreopoulos, PhD
Professor of Economics and Public Policy
University of Toronto
About the Event
In order to help low-income households achieve self-sufficiency, it is necessary to address economic disincentives to work as well as the behavioral barriers that prevent the poor from finding and retaining employment. In this CPRC Seminar, Philip Oreopoulos (bio), a Research Associate of Canada’s National Bureau of Economic Research, will discuss the long-run impacts of the Self-Sufficiency Project (SSP) Plus experiment, which randomly selected chronic welfare recipients to receive temporary work subsidies and intensive employment support services. He and his colleagues who studied the results of SSP found that the services offered through the program significantly transformed the lives of these individuals. Read more about their work HERE.