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The last safety net: A handbook of minimum income protection in Europe

Thomas Bahle


Minimum income protection provides the last social safety net for people in need. This book provides a systematic comparative and longitudinal analysis of minimum income protection systems in seventeen EU countries based on a newly developed dataset. Country-specific chapters providing institutional overviews are combined with comparative quantitative indicators on issues such as benefit levels, expenditures and beneficiaries.

Keywords: minimum income protection, EU countries, benefit levels, expenditures, beneficiaries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847427250
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847427250.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Bahle, author