Number 12: How do income support recipients engage with the labour market?
This paper reports the results from an analysis of how income support recipients interact with the labour market. It explores the take-up of part-time employment options by income support recipients and develops a statistical model of the factors influencing employment take-up.
This report utilises the Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS) Longitudinal Data Set (LDS) 1% Sample to examine how income support recipients interact with the labour market. The study covers the years 1995 to 1999.
The LDS 1% Sample is a unique data set because it contains detailed longitudinal information on income support recipients over an extended period of time. The LDS 1% Sample is based on Centrelink's administrative records of income support recipients. Fortnightly records contain information on the personal characteristics and payment details of pensioners and beneficiaries