Skip to content

Report European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research Policy Brief 2019/2

Falling through the social safety net? Analysing non-take-up of minimum income benefit and monetary social assistance in Austria

Authors

Publication date

2019

Summary

A key performance criterion of social protection systems is whether benefits reach their target groups. Means-tested programmes, however, tend to be characterised by a certain extent of take-up problems. With the aim to increase target efficiency by facilitating access and introducing new minimum standards, the Austrian benefit of last resort “monetary social assistance” was replaced by the “minimum income benefit” in 2010/11. This policy brief quantifies the success of the reform by assessing the size and social determinants of (non-)takeup of those benefits, and points at potentials for further policy improvement.

Subjects

Public Policy, Welfare Benefits, Income Dynamics, and Microsimulation

Links

https://www.euro.centre.org/publications/detail/3435


Related publications

  1. Falling through the social safety net? Analysing non-take-up of minimum income benefit and monetary social assistance in Austria

    Michael Fuchs, Katarina Hollan, Katrin Gasior, et al.

#525744


Research home

Research home

News

Latest findings, new research

Publications search

Search all research by subject and author

Podcasts

Researchers discuss their findings and what they mean for society

Projects

Background and context, methods and data, aims and outputs

Events

Conferences, seminars and workshops

Survey methodology

Specialist research, practice and study

Taking the long view

ISER's annual report

Themes

Key research themes and areas of interest