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Title:The role of stigma in the design of welfare programs PDF Logo
Authors:Blumkin, Tomer
Margalioth, Yoram
Sadka, Efraim
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper 2305
Abstract:We consider the notion of welfare stigma à la Besley and Coate (1992b). This stigma is attributed to welfare claimants by society when they are perceived as undeserving in the sense that they falsely claim to be eligible for welfare benefits. However, due to imperfect information, this stigma may be extended, with some probability, to all welfare claimants. We examine the implications of this kind of stigma for the design of welfare programs.
Subjects:welfare
take up
targeting
inequality
stigma
JEL:H2
D6
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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