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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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Oxford, SSD, Social Policy and Intervention
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Institute for Social and Economic Research Publisher's website
Issue:
2011-09
Series:
ISER Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2011
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3790
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