Social assistance benefits

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Social assistance and minimum income protection

The left-hand menu contain an example graph that show the average amount of social assistance, minimum income and family assistance benefits over 36 countries (in PPPs). The SAMIP dataset goes back to 1990.

The data can be downloaded here: SAMIP

Recent publications

Arlotti, M. & Sabatinelli, S. (2017). Assessing income support where no national minimum income scheme exists. Is it possible to apply the model family method to the Italian case? International Review of Sociology, 27:1, 142-159.


Birnbaum, S., Ferrarini, T., Nelson, K. & Palme, J. (2017). The Generational Welfare Contract: Justice, Institutions and Outcomes. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.