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Defining and measuring minimum income protection

Thomas Bahle, Vanessa Hubl and Michaela Pfeifer

in The last safety net

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9781847427250
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303879 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847427250.003.0002
Defining and measuring minimum income protection

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This chapter provides the conceptual and empirical basis of the project. It develops a comparative definition of MIP and distinguishes it from other kinds of social benefits. The first section of the chapter discusses the project's definition of the minimum income protection (MIP) and compares it from other kinds of social benefits. The second part of the chapter discusses the data sources and the structure of the database that forms the empirical foundation of the study.

Keywords: minimum income protection; social benefits; data sources; database structure

Chapter.  3916 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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