Self-Sufficiency Project (SSP) – Equilibrium Policy Experiments and the Evaluation of Social Programs


This working paper presents a model for evaluating equilibrium policy experiments, and illustrates the usefulness of this model as a tool for assessing the impact of social programs by using it to evaluate the Self-Sufficiency Project (SSP). SSP’s reports to date have been subject only to partial equilibrium experimental evaluations. The new model reveals the potential effects of a program such as SSP on wage levels and on the employment of other groups in the labour market.