Benefits in kind and in cash

Authored by: Manos Matsaganis

Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State

Print publication date:  July  2018
Online publication date:  June  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138631649
eBook ISBN: 9781315207049
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315207049-8

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Abstract

Social benefits may be provided either in cash or in kind. Cash benefits are income transfers, such as retirement pensions, unemployment benefits and social assistance. Benefits in kind are goods or services, such as medical care, education or housing, directly transferred to recipients at zero or below-market prices (Glennerster 2017, Barr 2012).

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