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Making Work Pay and ‘Employment Friendly Wages’

Mark Freedland, Paul Craig, Catherine Jacqueson, and Nicola Kountouris

in Public Employment Services and European Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199233489
eISBN:
9780191716324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233489.003.0009
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Employment Law

This chapter shifts the focus on a recently emerged, but already well established, activity performed by PES, that is to say the delivery of making work pay (MWP) policies. A key argument of the ... More


In and out of work

Morag C. Treanor

in Child Poverty: Aspiring to Survive

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447334668
eISBN:
9781447334712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334668.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Chapter six explores the complex relationship between child poverty and families being in and out of work. It looks at the role of employment in lifting families out of poverty and how low quality, ... More


Has “In-Work” Benefit Reform Helped the Labor Market?

Richard Blundell and Hilary Hoynes (eds)

in Seeking a Premier Economy: The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms, 1980-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226092843
eISBN:
9780226092904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092904.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Welfare policy toward low-income families in the United Kingdom experienced a significant shift toward “in-work” benefits in the late 1980s and 1990s. Although a work requirement for some forms of ... More


The Design of In-work Benefits: How to Boost Employment and Combat Poverty in Belgium?

Dieter Vandelannoote and Gerlinde Verbist

in Decent Incomes for All: Improving Policies in Europe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190849696
eISBN:
9780190849726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190849696.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Research and Evaluation

This chapter focuses on the impact of the design of in-work benefits on work incentives and poverty reduction. Focusing on one country, Belgium, microsimulation techniques are used to study stylized ... More


Work Incentives and ‘In‐Work’ Benefit Reforms: A Review

Richard Blundell, Mike Brewer, and Marco Francesconi

in Labor Supply and Taxation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198749806
eISBN:
9780191814082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749806.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter considers some of the issues surrounding the effectiveness of in-work benefit reforms, which are designed to reduce poverty and promote employment among low-income families. It argues ... More


The Labor Market Impact of the Working Families’ Tax Credit

Richard Blundell, Alan Duncan, Julian McCrae, and Costas Meghir

in Labor Supply and Taxation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198749806
eISBN:
9780191814082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749806.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter analyses the impact of the Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC) on working hours and employment. In 1998, the UK Chancellor, Gordon Brown introduced the Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC) ... More


The End of Cheap Talk About Poverty Reduction: The Cost of Closing the Poverty Gap While Maintaining Work Incentives

Diego Collado, Bea Cantillon, Karel Van den Bosch, Tim Goedemé, and Dieter Vandelannoote

in Decent Incomes for All: Improving Policies in Europe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190849696
eISBN:
9780190849726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190849696.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Research and Evaluation

Available evidence suggests that social investment and employment strategies are important but not sufficient for poverty reduction. Thus, European Union countries must not only develop effective ... More


Do Employment-Conditional Earnings Subsidies Work?

Lane Kenworthy

in Decent Incomes for All: Improving Policies in Europe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190849696
eISBN:
9780190849726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190849696.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Research and Evaluation

Cash transfers and tax credits to people in paid work but with low earnings are increasingly prominent in affluent countries. How effective are these programs at reducing poverty and increasing ... More


Negative Income Tax Comes to Britain, 1955–1970

Peter Sloman

in Transfer State: The Idea of a Guaranteed Income and the Politics of Redistribution in Modern Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198813262
eISBN:
9780191851254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813262.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The 1960s witnessed a revival of concern about poverty on both sides of the Atlantic. One of the most fashionable responses to this ‘rediscovery of poverty’ in the United States was the concept of a ... More


Conclusions: Old and New Narratives

Jim Tomlinson

in Managing the Economy, Managing the People: Narratives of Economic Life in Britain from Beveridge to Brexit

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198786092
eISBN:
9780191827778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786092.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines two narratives that have recently developed a role in understandings of post-war Britain. First, the ‘rise of neo-liberalism’. Neo-liberalism has become a hugely influential ... More


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