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Millar, M;Gray, J;Rooney, C;Crosse, R
2018
October
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice
The (in)adequacy of in-work benefits in Irish lone parent labour market activation policy
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In-work benefits (IWBs) are important in 'making work pay' for many low-income families. We consider the adequacy of Family Income Supplement (FIS) for Irish tone parents transitioning from social protection to paid employment. Drawing on interviews with lone parents and with stakeholders, FIS enables some tone parents to meet basic needs and move towards financial independence, there were also difficulties, and many are financially better off remaining on social protection. There is a need, either for significant changes or for the introduction of an alternative IWB to meet the requirements of lone parents transitioning from social protection to ensure that they are not living in poverty.
1759-8273
10.1332/175982718X15299561388618
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