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In: Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, vol. 50, no. 3


Poor Support for Poor People? Assessing the Impacts of Im-proving Adequacy in Minimum Income Scheme in Slovakia

Daniel Gerbery - Tomáš Miklošovič

ISSN 0049-1225 ISSN 1336-8613 (print)

Publisher: Sociologický ústav SAV

Year, pages: 2018, 246-267

Language: eng

Published: 4. 7. 2018

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Abstract:

Poor Support for Poor People? Assessing the Impacts of Improving Adequacy in Minimum Income Scheme in Slovakia. The paper conceptualizes and quantifies effects of improving adequacy in the minimum income scheme in Slovakia. It builds on previous findings on its significant shortcomings and discusses them in relation to the ideas of activation, active inclusion and social investments. The core of the paper is based on microsimulation of effects of proposed reform scenarios. Three major changes of minimum income scheme’s parameters are explored: setting new amounts of minimum income benefit, introducing guaranteed amounts in the minimum income scheme, and change of equivalence scale. The effects are identified in terms of poverty rate, poverty gap, size of target population and budget requirements. Results serve as a basis for discussion on future reforms of the minimum income scheme in Slovakia. Sociológia 2018, Vol. 50 (No. 3: 246-267)

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Gerbery, D., Miklošovič, T. 2018. Poor Support for Poor People? Assessing the Impacts of Im-proving Adequacy in Minimum Income Scheme in Slovakia. In Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, vol. 50, no.3, pp. 246-267.

APA:
Gerbery, D., Miklošovič, T. (2018). Poor Support for Poor People? Assessing the Impacts of Im-proving Adequacy in Minimum Income Scheme in Slovakia. Sociológia - Slovak Sociological Review, 50(3), 246-267.

Keywords: Poverty; minimum income; minimum income schemes; microsimulation; EUROMOD