Social Assistance and Minimum Income Levels and Replacement Rates Dataset

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Jinxian Wang

Leiden University - Department of Tax Law and Economics

Olaf van Vliet

Leiden University - Leiden Law School; Leiden University - Department of Economics

Date Written: December 2016

Abstract

The Social Assistance and Minimum Income Levels and Replacement Rates Dataset provides two new indicators for comparisons of social assistance and minimum income benefits across countries and over time, namely real net minimum income benefit levels and net minimum income benefit replacement rates. The dataset contains information for 33 countries for the period 1990–2009. For information on social assistance and minimum income benefits, the dataset draws upon information from Nelson’s (2013) dataset. The minimum income replacement rates are comparable to unemployment replacement rates.

Keywords: Social assistance; minimum income; labour market; replacement rates; welfare state indicator; international comparisons; poverty

JEL Classification: C82, D30, H53, H55, I30, J38, J60

Suggested Citation

Wang, Jinxian and van Vliet, Olaf, Social Assistance and Minimum Income Levels and Replacement Rates Dataset (December 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2894471 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2894471

Jinxian Wang

Leiden University - Department of Tax Law and Economics ( email )

Steenschuur 25 PO Box 9520
Leiden, 2300 RA
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.leiden.edu/organisation/taxlawandeconomics/economics/staff/wangj.html

Olaf Van Vliet (Contact Author)

Leiden University - Leiden Law School ( email )

Steenschuur 25 PO Box 9520
Leiden, 2300 RA
Netherlands

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Leiden University - Department of Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 9520
2300 RA Leiden, NL-2300RA
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.leiden.edu/organisation/taxlawandeconomics/economics/staff/vliet.html

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