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IZA/OECD/World Bank Conference on Safety Nets and Benefit Dependence: Evidence and Policy Implications

Organizers: Stéphane Carcillo (OECD and IZA), Herwig Immervoll (OECD and IZA), Stephen P. Jenkins (London School of Economics and IZA), Sebastian Königs (OECD), Ramya Sundaram (World Bank), Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Leicester and IZA)
Location:OECD, Paris
Date:May 21, 2013 - May 22, 2013

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)




Program

Tuesday, May 21:

08:15 - 08:45   Registration
 
08:45 - 09:00   Welcome Address

Stefano Scarpetta
(OECD and IZA)
Ana Revenga (World Bank)
 
 
        Session A: Evidence on Benefit Dynamics and Dependence (I)
  Chair: Ana Revenga (World Bank)
 
09:00 - 09:25   Stephen P. Jenkins (London School of Economics and IZA), Lorenzo Cappellari (Universitŕ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and IZA)
  "The Dynamics of Social Assistance Benefit Receipt in Britain"
 
09:25 - 09:50   Sarah Carpentier (University of Antwerp), Karel Neels (University of Antwerp)
  "What Drives the Welfare Agency Duration of Social Assistance Beneficiaries: Population Composition, Municipality Characteristics or Policy Choices? A Multilevel Event History Analysis for Belgium"
 
09:50 - 10:15   Ross Finnie (University of Ottawa), Dejan Pavlic (University of Ottawa)
  "Social Assistance (Welfare) Dynamics in Canada: New Empirical Evidence"
 
 
10:15 - 10:40   Coffee Break
 
10:40 - 11:05   Jörgen Hansen (Concordia University and IZA), Magnus Lofstrom (Public Policy Institute of California and IZA), Xingfei Liu (Concordia University), Xuelin Zhang (Statistics Canada)
  "State Dependence in Canadian Welfare Participation"
 
11:05 - 11:30   Open Discussion
Discussant: Ulrich Hörning (World Bank)
 
        Session B: What Do People Do After Leaving Benefit Rolls? Benefit Transition and Program Interactions
  Chair: Isabelle Maquet (European Commission)
 
11:30 - 11:55   Chris Riddell (Cornell University), Craig W. Riddell (University of British Columbia, Vancouver and IZA)
  "Transitioning Long-term Welfare Recipients to Self-sufficiency: The Roles of Education Upgrading and Job Quality"
 
11:55 - 12:20   Stephan Lindner (Urban Institute), Austin Nichols (Urban Institute)
  "The Impact of Temporary Assistance Programs on Disability Rolls and Re-employment"
 
 
12:20 - 14:00   Lunch
 
14:00 - 14:25   April Yanyuan Wu (Boston College), Norma Coe (Boston College)
  "What Impact Does Social Security Have on the Use of Public Assistance Programs Among the Elderly?"
 
14:25 - 14:50   Robert G. Valletta (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and IZA), Jesse Rothstein (University of California, Berkeley)
  "Scraping by: Responses to Unemployment Insurance Exhaustion in the Aftermath of the Great Recession"
 
14:50 - 15:15   Peter R. Mueser (University of Missouri-Columbia and IZA), Colleen Heflin (University of Missouri-Columbia)
  "Aid to Jobless Workers in Florida in the Face of the Great Recession: The Interaction of Unemployment Insurance and the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program"
 
15:15 - 15:45   Open Discussion
Discussant: Rebekka Grun (World Bank)
 
 
15:45 - 16:05   Coffee Break
 
        Session C: Responsiveness of Benefit Systems during Crisis
  Chair: Aylin Isik-Dikmelik (World Bank)
 
16:05 - 16:30   Anna Cristina D'Addio (OECD), Ana LLena-Nozal (OECD)
  "Changes in Social Expenditure over the Cycle: A Comparison Across OECD Countries"
 
16:30 - 16:55   Stéphane Carcillo (OECD and IZA)
  "The Dynamics of Social Benefit Recipiency in the Crisis"
 
16:55 - 17:15   Reflections from the Ground: The Crisis and Safety-Net Responses in Bulgaria, Greece and Poland

Elka Dimitrova
(Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Bulgaria)
Efi Bekou (Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Welfare, Greece)
Monika Siergiejuk (Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Poland)
 
17:15 - 17:45   Open Discussion
 
18:00       Cocktail Reception
 
19:00       Dinner
 
 

Wednesday, May 22:

        Session D: Evidence on Benefit Dynamics and Dependence (II)
  Chair: Stephen P. Jenkins (London School of Economics and IZA)
 
08:30 - 08:55   Sebastian Königs (OECD)
  "The Dynamics of Social Assistance Receipt in Germany"
 
08:55 - 09:20   Christoph Wunder (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), Regina Riphahn (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and IZA)
  "Welfare Transitions before and after Reforms of the German Welfare System"
 
09:20 - 09:45   Daniela Andrén (Örebro University), Thomas Andren (Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations (Saco))
  "State Dependence in Social Assistance in Sweden"
 
 
09:45 - 10:10   Coffee Break
 
10:10 - 10:35   Christian Brinch (Statistics Norway), Manudeep Bhuller (Statistics Norway), Sebastian Königs (OECD)
  "Time Aggregation and the Analysis of Welfare Persistence"
 
10:35 - 11:00   Open Discussion
Discussant: Istvan Vanyolos (European Commission)
 
        Session E: How Do Social Benefits Affect Behavior? (I)
  Chair: Asim Goker Keskin (Turkish Employment Agency (ISKUR))
 
11:00 - 11:25   Sarah Marchal (University of Antwerp), Natascha Van Mechelen (University of Antwerp)
  "Activation Regimes of European Minimum Income Schemes"
 
11:25 - 11:50   Ulrika Vikman (IFAU), Anna Persson (Uppsala University)
  "Dynamic E ffects of Mandatory Activation of Welfare Participants"
 
11:50 - 12:15   Björn Anders Gustafsson (University of Gothenburg and IZA), Katarina Katz (Karlstad University), Torun Österberg (University of Gothenburg)
  "The Neighbourhood Can Have Strong Effects on Social Assistance Receipt – The Case of Young Adults in Metropolitan Sweden. "
 
12:15 - 12:40   Open Discussion
Discussant: Ilze Zvidrina (Ministry of Welfare, Republic of Latvia)
 
12:40 - 14:00   Lunch
 
 
        Session F: How Do Social Benefits Affect Behavior? (II)
  Chair: Stéphane Carcillo (OECD and IZA)
 
14:00 - 14:25   Olivier Bargain (University of Aix-Marseille II and IZA), Karina Doorley (IZA)
  "Putting Structure on the RD Design"
 
14:25 - 14:50   Anders Jonassen (Aarhus University)
  "Disincentive Effects of a Generous Social Assistance Scheme"
 
14:50 - 15:15   Marike Knoef (Leiden University ), Jan van Ours (Tilburg University and IZA)
  "How to Stimulate Single Mothers to Leave Welfare for Work; Evidence from a Field Experiment"
 
15:15 - 15:45   Open Discussion
Discussant: Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Leicester and IZA)
 
15:45       Farewell
 




List of Participants

Daniela Andrén (Örebro University)
Omar Arias (World Bank)
Olivier Bargain (University of Aix-Marseille II and IZA)
Efi Bekou (Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Welfare, Greece)
Christian Brinch (Statistics Norway)
Stéphane Carcillo (OECD and IZA)
Sarah Carpentier (University of Antwerp)
Anna Cristina D'Addio (OECD)
Elka Dimitrova (Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Bulgaria)
Ross Finnie (University of Ottawa)
Florent Fremigacci (University Paris Ouest-Nanterre)
Eirini Georgiopoulou (European Commission)
Rebekka Grun (World Bank)
Björn Anders Gustafsson (University of Gothenburg and IZA)
Jörgen Hansen (Concordia University and IZA)
Ulrich Hörning (World Bank)
Herwig Immervoll (World Bank and IZA)
Aylin Isik-Dikmelik (World Bank)
Stephen Jenkins (London School of Economics and IZA)
Anders Jonassen (Aarhus University)
Katarina Katz (University of Gothenburg)
Asim Goker Keskin (Turkish Employment Agency (ISKUR))
Marike Knoef (Leiden University)
Myropi Komninou (Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Welfare, Greece)
Sebastian Königs (OECD)
Stephan Lindner (Urban Institute)
Isabelle Maquet (European Commission)
Sarah Marchal (University of Antwerp)
Alessandra Marini (World Bank)
Peter R. Mueser (University of Missouri-Columbia and IZA)
Torun Österberg (University of Gothenburg)
Pawel Polawski (Warsaw University)
Monika Queisser (OECD)
Ana Revenga (World Bank)
Chris Riddell (Cornell University)
Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)
Monika Siergiejuk (Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Poland)
Victoria Strokova (World Bank)
Ramya Sundaram (World Bank)
Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Leicester and IZA)
Robert Valletta (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and IZA)
Istvan Vanyolos (European Commission)
Ulrika Vikman (IFAU)
April Yanyuan Wu (Boston College)
Christoph Wunder (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)
Ilze Zvidrina (Ministry of Welfare, Republic of Latvia)

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