Dean, Hartley (2012) Welcome relief or indecent subsidy? The implications of wage top-up schemes. Policy and politics, 40 (3). pp. 305-321. ISSN 0305-5736
A key policy response to the downward pressure on wages of the lowest-paid workers in the developed economies of the capitalist world has been the introduction of meanstested cash transfer schemes by which to top up low wages. Findings from a study of the experiences of the beneficiaries of a particular scheme (the United Kingdom's Working Tax Credit) suggest that, although schemes may serve to relieve the poverty of low-paid workers and their families, the extent to which they promote the accessibility of 'decent work' is ambiguous.
|Additional Information:||© 2012 The Policy Press|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||poverty, work, wages, top-ups|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform|
|Sets:||Departments > Social Policy|
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