Minimum Income Standards and Reference Budgets: International and Comparative Policy Perspectives

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Research into minimum income standards and reference budgets around the world is compared in this illuminating collection from leading academics in the field.

From countries with long established research traditions to places where it is relatively new, contributors set out the different aims and objectives of investigations into the minimum needs and requirements of populations, and the historical contexts, theoretical frameworks and methodological issues that lie behind each approach.

For policy-makers, practitioners and social policy and poverty academics, this is a timely overview of learnings to date and future prospects for research in an area of fast increasing significance.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol
Number of pages272
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2020


  • minimum income standards
  • reference budgets
  • research
  • policy

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