New Jersey Graduated Work Incentive Experiment: Summary Report

Publisher: Mathematica Policy Research
Dec 30, 1973
Mathematica Policy Research

Key Findings:

  • Observed changes in labor supply in response to the experimental payments were generally quite small. 
Reviews the policy debate in the mid-1960s and important considerations in the study. Also explains the methodology by which response variables were statistically related to treatment variables and control variables; the labor supply response—mean treatment-control differentials; and labor supply response, results of more complex models.Includes data from the sample on weekly earnings, hours worked, employment rates, and percentage changes, as well as abstracts of research into behavioral responses to the experiment other than the labor supply response.