Social Assistance and Minimum Income Levels and Replacement Rates Dataset
15 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2017
Date Written: December 2016
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
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