Inclusiveness and Flexibility of Income Support Policies


This second working paper turns to policy analysis and asks questions to assess how supportive income-related policies are towards different family types and situations in the six countries covered by the rEUsilience project (Belgium, Croatia, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK). Focusing on the eligibility rules governing child benefits and minimum income schemes, two criteria are used to assess the policies: inclusiveness (which assesses which family are included or excluded from receiving the benefits) and flexibility (which enquires about the extent to which policies are supportive of a change or transition in families). This report shows that family structure and situation make a big difference to what people are entitled within and across countries.

Authors: Mary Daly

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