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take-up rate


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The proportion of those entitled to a benefit who actually claim it. This may be restricted by lack of information, a cumbersome claims procedure, or social embarrassment if the benefit is felt to carry some stigma. In spite of information campaigns by welfare authorities and voluntary bodies, the take-up rate for most benefits is significantly below 100 percent.

Subjects: Economics.


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