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The importance of independent income: understanding the role of non means-tested earnings replacement benefits

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We argue that independent entitlement to income is important. This implies that earnings replacement benefits paid to individuals fulfil a range of functions which means-tested benefits, assessed at the family rather than individual level, cannot. The argument also highlights the need to consider gender differences in the receipt of income. We explore the implications of a scenario in which non-means-tested earnings replacement benefits are abolished and means-tested benefits and tax credi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
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Publisher:
Institute for Social and Economic Research Publisher's website
Issue:
2011-09
Series:
ISER Working Paper Series
Host title:
ISER Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2011-01-01
Source identifiers:
3790
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Deposit date:
2012-10-26

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