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At the Margins of the Welfare State: Social Assistance and the Alleviation of Poverty in Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom
Welfare states and the alleviation of poverty poverty and poverty alleviation in industrialized welfare states - what do we know? mapping the reduction of poverty through minimum income schemesExpand
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Can Low Income Countries Afford Basic Social Protection? First Results of a Modelling Exercise
This report presents the methodology and the results of a modelling exercise that demonstrates that basic social protection benefits are not out of reach for low-income countries in Sub-SaharanExpand
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Is There Income Poverty in Western Europe? Methodological Pitfalls in the Measurement of Poverty in a Comparative Perspective
Comparative poverty research flourishes, especially since comparable income data are easily available through the Luxembourg Income Study. However, a number of methodological pitfalls in comparativeExpand
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Holes in the Safety Net? Social Security and the Alleviation of Poverty in a Comparative Perspective
Although highly-developed welfare states in the industrialized world spend a large share of their income on social security, poverty and social exclusion have not been eradicated. The persistence ofExpand
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Can Low-Income Countries Afford Basic Social Security? *
Provision of basic social security is an investment in country’s development giving in return not only reduced poverty but also increased demand and expanded domestic markets, healthier, betterExpand
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Universal Social Protection Floors: Costing Estimates and Affordability in 57 Lower Income Countries
This paper presents the results of costing universal social protection floors in 34 lower middle-income, and 23 low-income countries, consisting of: (i) allowances for all children and all orphans;Expand
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Do means-tested benefits alleviate poverty?: Evidence on Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom from the Luxembourg Income Study
This article analyses the relationship between means-tested benefits and poverty in Western Europe. Means-tested benefits, as social assistance or housing benefits, are designed as safeguards againstExpand
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Private Pensions - A Viable Alternative? Distributive Effects of Private Pensions in a Comparative Perspective
Pension reforms have been on the political agenda of governments and of international organisations as the OECD and the World Bank for some time. However, the strengthening of private elements inExpand
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The impact of the financial and economic crisis on Arab states: considerations on employment and social protection policy responses
The paper reviews the impact of the global financial and economic crisis on Arab states until early 2009 and offers a number of policy considerations on employment and social protection policies.Expand
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Costing of Basic Social Protection Benefits for Selected Asian Countries: First Results of a Modelling Exercise
National social protection systems are a very powerful means of alleviating and preventing poverty and can help mitigate the adverse effects of chronic poverty. They provide protection againstExpand
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