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Non take up of social benefits in Greece and Spain

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Publication date

Dec 2010

Abstract

Even though interest in non take up of social benefits is considerable in many European countries, the topic is under-researched in southern Europe. The paper provides preliminary estimates of the extent of non take up of two pairs of means-tested retirement benefits in Greece and Spain. The benefits examined are (i) the minimum pension supplements pensioner social solidarity benefit S and complementos por mínimos, and (ii) the social pensions pension to uninsured elderly and pensión de jubilación no contributiva. The paper finds that non take up of social benefits in the two countries is rather extensive, examines the methodological difficulties inherent in the analysis of non take up, and concludes with a discussion of the results and their implications.

Published in

Social Policy & Administration

Volume and page numbers

44 , 827 -844

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9515.2010.00746.x

ISSN

16

Subjects

Welfare Benefits and Microsimulation

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1587016~S5

Notes

Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to Univ. Essex registered users*; Is referenced by: Matsaganis, M., Leventi, C., & World Bank (2015) Ex ante poverty and fiscal evaluation of a guaranteed minimum income programme in Greece. Washington, D.C.: World Bank.


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