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Faut-il attribuer le revenu de solidarité active ŕ 18 ans ?
Abstract: In 2009, France will replace its income maintenance
scheme, "revenu minimum d'insertion", by a new one, revenu de solidarité
active, which will improve the beneficiaries'incentives to work. While some
have claimed that the reform should lower the current age limit to get the
benefit, i.e., 25 years, except for a parent, the law has not changed it.
This note states the pros and cons of putting a 18 years age limit and
eventually concludes against it. On this specific issue, the cautious
conservatism of the reform – one of its an overall features – appears to be
supported by theoretical reasoning.
Keywords: active solidarity income (revenu de solidarité active); minimum integration income (revenu minimum d'insertion); income maintenance schemes; universal basic grant; incentives; redistribution; poverty among the young; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: D63; H21; H31; H53; I38; (follow links to similar papers)
13 pages, October 1, 2008
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