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    The (in)adequacy of in-work benefits in Irish lone parent labour market activation policy


    Millar, Michelle and Gray, Jane and Rooney, Clíona and Crosse, Rosemary (2018) The (in)adequacy of in-work benefits in Irish lone parent labour market activation policy. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 26 (3). pp. 379-400. ISSN 1759-8273

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    Abstract

    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 lone parents transitioning from social protection to paid employment. Drawing on interviews with lone parents and with stakeholders, FIS enables some lone 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.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Millar, M., Gray, J. and Rooney, C. (2018) The (in)adequacy of in-work benefits in Irish lone parent labour market activation policy, Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, vol 26, no 3, 379–400, DOI: 10.1332/175982718X15299561388618
    Keywords: In-work benefits; Ireland; Labour market activation; Lone parent employment;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 12716
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1332/175982718X15299561388618
    Depositing User: Jane Gray
    Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2020 14:52
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Poverty and Social Justice
    Publisher: Policy Press
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Irish Research Council (IRC)
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