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Promoting welfare?Government information policy and social citizenship$
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Penny Leonard

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344885

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344885.001.0001

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Case study A: In-work benefits for low wage earners

Case study A: In-work benefits for low wage earners

(p.83) Seven Case study A: In-work benefits for low wage earners
Promoting welfare?

Penny Leonard

Policy Press

This chapter presents a case study that analyses government policies to provide information on social security benefits that are designed to supplement low wages. This is either for those who are already in work, or that act as an incentive for the unemployed to take up employment. It presents a chronological study of the ‘modern’ benefits, namely Family Income Supplement (FIS), Family Credit (FC), and Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC). It concludes that the information policies for unemployed people and low wage earners were generally research based and clear in their objectives.

Keywords:   government policies, social security, employment, modern benefits, Family Income Supplement, Family Credit, Working Families Tax Credit, low wage earners

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