The Poverty-Assistance Paradox

Janky, Béla and Varga, Dániel (2013) The Poverty-Assistance Paradox. Economics Letters, 120 (3). pp. 447-449.

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We present a model of preferences on welfare transfers, which incorporates the recipient’s wealth as a signal of needs and deservingness. We show that a paradox may arise: the poorer the recipient is, the less transfer he will get. Implications might include the negative impact of targeting assistance to the poorest on public support for welfare.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: szegénység, etnicitás, szociálpolitika
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Institute for Sociology
Depositing User: Adminisztrátor
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2013 12:44
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 10:22
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