Predictors of employment and income assistance usage in early adulthood across type and income quintile

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2015-04-20
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Wall-Wieler, Elizabeth
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Social Assistance – also known as welfare – has been a program of last resort for individuals in poverty across Canada for many years. The use of social assistance in early adulthood is of particular interest, as these individuals have a long life of consequences ahead of them. The social assistance program available in Manitoba, Canada – the setting of this study – is Employment and Income Assistance (EIA). This study examines difference in predictors of early adult (ages 18-25) EIA usage across income quintiles of the neighborhoods individuals lived in as they enter young adulthood (age 18) and the type of EIA (General Assistance, Single Parent or Disability) received.
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Administrative Data, Employment and Income Assistance, Mental Health, Transition to Adulthood
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