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Autor
Szulc Adam (Warsaw School of Economics, Poland)
Tytuł
Social Policy and Poverty: Checking the Efficiency of the Social Assistance System in Poland
Źródło
ISiD Working Papers, 2009, nr 1, s. 41, rys., tab., bibliogr. 25 poz.
Zeszyty ISiD
Słowa kluczowe
Polityka społeczna, Ubóstwo, Pomoc społeczna, Badanie efektywności
Social policy, Poverty, Social assistance, Research efficiency
Uwagi
summ., revised on January 2011.
Kraj/Region
Polska
Poland
Abstrakt
The study examines distribution and impact of the transfers directed by definition to the low income population (hereafter: the social assistance). During the period observed both the volume and the number of recipients increased considerably. Those benefits appeared to be fairly effective as a tool preventing the non-poor from falling into poverty and quite successful in supporting the poor in escaping from poverty. Most of the types of households exposed to higher than average risk of poverty are less likely to be discriminated in receiving social assistance. The analysis of behavioural response confirmed relatively high proportion of foregone income. (original abstract)
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