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Title
Minimum income protection in the austerity tide
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Abstract
Scholarly literature is inconclusive on how economic crises impact on minimum income protection. Earlier studies found small increases in the generosity of safety nets at the onset of the crisis. Yet an increased focus on budget austerity substantially altered the social policy context. This paper assesses how minimum income floors weathered the austerity tide following the crisis using purpose-collected data for 23 EU countries. Generally, social assistance benefit trends did not deviate much from pre-crisis growth levels. Yet retrenchment did occur through more technical measures, the combined impact of which was quite significant in some countries.
Language
English
Source (journal)
IZA journal of European labor studies. - Heidelberg, 2012, currens
Publication
Heidelberg : 2016
ISSN
2193-9012
Volume/pages
5:4(2016), p. 1-20
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Last edited 22.11.2016
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