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A safety net that holds? Tracking minimum income protection adequacy for the elderly, the working and the non-working of active age

Sarah Marchal and Linus Siöland

No 1909, Working Papers from Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp

Abstract: This paper for the first time compares trends in minimum income protection for three different target groups: the working, the non-working (but able to work) of active age and the elderly. It aims to provide an inventory of recent changes in minimum income protection, while at the same time highlighting differences in policy treatment in the latest decennium, offering an exploration of the potential concerns and reasoning behind benefit setting for different target groups. We use new data tracking minimum income protection generosity for the period 2009-2018, with indicators carefully calibrated in order to reflect the legally guaranteed minimum situation in each EU Member State.

Date: 2019-09
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