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Tax and Welfare Reform in Greece1

Maria Flevotomou, Michael Haliassos, Christos Kotsogiannis, and Costas Meghir

in Beyond Austerity: Reforming the Greek Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262035835
eISBN:
9780262339216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035835.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

A well-designed tax and welfare benefit system, which minimizes distortions while raising the required revenue and providing suitable social insurance, is a key component of an advanced economy. This ... More


Chile

Estelle James, Alejandra Cox Edwards, and Rebeca Wong

in The Gender Impact of Social Security Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226392004
eISBN:
9780226392028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226392028.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In 1981, Chile replaced a mature, traditional, government-run, pay-as-you-go defined benefit system with a new multipillar system that included a defined contribution plan along with a public benefit ... More


Old age and retirement

Martin Evans and Lewis Williams

in A generation of change, a lifetime of difference?: Social policy in Britain since 1979

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423054
eISBN:
9781447301387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423054.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter considers the final portion of the lifetime — old age — and addresses the range of tax and benefit support for old age and retirement and death. It concentrates on pension funding and ... More


Money for everyone: Why we need a citizen's income

Malcolm Torry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447311249
eISBN:
9781447311287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447311249.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

A Citizen's Income (sometimes called a Basic Income, a Universal Grant, a Social Dividend, or a Universal Benefit) is an unconditional, nonwithdrawable income for every individual as a right of ... More


Administrative efficiency

Malcolm Torry

in Why we need a Citizen's Basic Income

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447343158
eISBN:
9781447343202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447343158.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter discusses the ways in which a Citizen's Basic Income would translate into a benefits system that is coherent, simple to administer, and avoids error and fraud compared to means-tested ... More


Mexico

Estelle James, Alejandra Cox Edwards, and Rebeca Wong

in The Gender Impact of Social Security Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226392004
eISBN:
9780226392028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226392028.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In 1997, Mexico replaced its old, traditional, pay-as-you-go defined benefit system with a multipillar system that included a funded defined contribution component. This chapter analyzes how women ... More


Benefits and tax credits: enabling systems or constraints?

Alan Roulstone and Colin Barnes

in Working futures?: Disabled people, policy and social inclusion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346261
eISBN:
9781447304333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346261.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter traces the government's attempts to remove structural barriers and disincentives to work within the disability-benefits system itself, and to provide financial incentives to do paid ... More


How did we get to where we are now?1

Malcolm Torry

in Why we need a Citizen's Basic Income

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447343158
eISBN:
9781447343202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447343158.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter discusses the past and current state of the debate on the Citizen's Basic Income. It begins with the Poor Law of 1601 to the era of means-tested benefits. In particular, it cites William ... More


Summary and Conclusions

Stephen P. Jenkins

in Changing Fortunes: Income Mobility and Poverty Dynamics in Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199226436
eISBN:
9780191728457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226436.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter draws together the main themes and lessons of the book referring in turn to concepts, research findings and policy implications, data and measures, and modelling approaches. It proposes ... More


Developments in social security

Fran Bennett

in Social Policy Review 16: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2004

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424716
eISBN:
9781447303435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424716.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter summarises the recent social security reforms. It describes how the changes to the tax and benefit systems will function in practice, and then assesses some of the potential implications ... More


Imagine …

Malcolm Torry

in Why we need a Citizen's Basic Income

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447343158
eISBN:
9781447343202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447343158.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter asks the reader to imagine some representative people trying to cope with the UK's tax and benefits system, and then to imagine themselves creating a tax and benefits system in a country ... More


How Did We Get to Where We Are Now?27

Malcolm Torry

in Money for everyone: Why we need a citizen's income

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447311249
eISBN:
9781447311287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447311249.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter tells the history of the UK's benefits system from the Elizabethan Poor Law, through the Beveridge Report of 1942, to ‘Universal Credit’. Means-testing is a common thread throughout, and ... More


Individuals and their families

Malcolm Torry

in Why we need a Citizen's Basic Income

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447343158
eISBN:
9781447343202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447343158.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines the changing family patterns in the UK and argues that a benefits system containing a Citizen's Basic Income would go a long way towards meeting the needs of families and ... More


Precarious Homes: Encounters with the Benefit System

Insa Lee Koch

in Personalizing the State: An Anthropology of Law, Politics, and Welfare in Austerity Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198807513
eISBN:
9780191845437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807513.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter 3 looks at how so-called ‘single mothers’ engage the benefit system in their daily attempts to build and maintain family homes. In both policy terms and popular language, the ‘single mother’ ... More


. Disability, Health, and Retirement in the United Kingdom

James Banks, Richard Blundell, Antoine Bozio, and Carl Emmerson

in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226903095
eISBN:
9780226921952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226921952.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines changes in health and disability-related transfers in the UK over the last thirty years and their relation to changes in labor force participation. It first traces the evolution ... More


Preventing Job Abandonment and Facilitating Work Reintegration in High-Income Countries

Rienk Prins

in Disability and Equity at Work

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199981212
eISBN:
9780199358007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981212.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on disability and employment for workers who are already part of the workforce and acquire their disability during their earning years; this often happens later in their careers, ... More


Introduction

David A. Wise

in Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620947
eISBN:
9780226620954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620954.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This is the fourth in a series of Japan Center for Economic Research-National Bureau of Economic Research volumes dealing with population aging, economic systems, and economic behavior in the United ... More


Introduction: Love on the Dole: Significance, Context, History

Chris Hopkins

in Walter Greenwood's 'Love on the Dole': Novel, Play, Film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941145
eISBN:
9781789629422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941145.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter outlines why Love on the Dole was such a significant, widely-read and influential text in the nineteen-thirties and why it has consistently remained so, both for scholars ... More


Overcoming the Saving Slump: How to Increase the Effectiveness of Financial Education and Saving Programs

Annamaria Lusardi (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226497099
eISBN:
9780226497105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226497105.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The great majority of working Americans are unprepared to face the difficult task of planning for retirement. In fact, the personal savings rate has been holding steady at zero for several years, ... More


Poverty, Inequality, and Policy in Latin America

Stephan Klasen and Felicitas Nowak-Lehmann (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113243
eISBN:
9780262255400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113243.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

High inequality in incomes and assets and persistent poverty continue to plague Latin America and remain a central economic policy challenge for Latin American policymakers. At the same time, ... More


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