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The government’s proposed cap on benefits is based upon a questionable grasp of how the benefits system actually works, and would exacerbate difficulties for poor, out of work families.

By Tim Leunig

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Tim Leunig takes a look at the figures behinds the government’s proposed cap on benefits and finds that the changes are unjustified and would only serve to make the poor poorer

Topics: HJ Public Finance, HQ The family. Marriage. Woman, HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology, JN101 Great Britain
Publisher: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:37247
Provided by: LSE Research Online

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