Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/170851
Authors: 
de la Rica, Sara
Gorjón, Lucía
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10867
Abstract: 
In this paper we assess the impact of a Minimum Income Scheme (MIS) which has been operating in the Basque Country, one of Spain's 17 regions, for more than twenty years. In particular, we test whether the policy delays entry into employment for recipients. In addition, we test the efficacy of policies aimed at enabling recipients of the MIS to re-enter employment. Our results indicate that on average the Minimum Income Scheme, in addition to preventing social exclusion by providing financial support, does not delay entry into employment. However, the impact differs from one demographic group to another. Furthermore, Active Labour Market Policies designed for this group, in particular training, have a strong positive impact on finding a new job.
Subjects: 
minimum income schemes
active labour market policies
poverty
inverse probability weighting
propensity score matching
JEL: 
C14
C21
C52
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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