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Les plus pauvres bénéficient-ils des aides sociales? Le cas des aides à l’énergie
[Do the Poorest Benefit from Social Programs? The Case of Policies to Prevent Electricity Cuts]

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  • Mulquin, Marie-Eve
  • Wodon, Quentin

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This paper shows that in Belgium, programs to prevent electricity cuts among the poor often do not reach the poorest. This is less because the poorest cannot benefit from the programs (if they apply, they almost always are granted benefits) than because they often fail to apply for the programs. This suggests that the costs of applying for aid, which may be related in part to stigma, are important obstacles to reach the poorest through social programs.

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  • Mulquin, Marie-Eve & Wodon, Quentin, 1998. "Les plus pauvres bénéficient-ils des aides sociales? Le cas des aides à l’énergie
    [Do the Poorest Benefit from Social Programs? The Case of Policies to Prevent Electricity Cuts]
    ," MPRA Paper 10804, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:10804
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    1. Moffitt, Robert, 1983. "An Economic Model of Welfare Stigma," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 73(5), pages 1023-1035, December.
    2. Mulquin, Marie-Eve & Siaens, Corinne & Wodon, Quentin, 1998. "Les restaurants du coeur : pour qui et pourquoi ?
      [Food Aid for the Poor or Social Support? Case Study on a Belgian Social Restaurant]
      ," MPRA Paper 10504, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Duclos, Jean-Yves, 1995. "Modelling the take-up of state support," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 58(3), pages 391-415, November.
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    1. Mulquin, Marie-Eve & Siaens, Corinne & Wodon, Quentin, 1998. "Les restaurants du coeur : pour qui et pourquoi ?
      [Food Aid for the Poor or Social Support? Case Study on a Belgian Social Restaurant]
      ," MPRA Paper 10504, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Poverty; access to electricity; social programs; stigma;

    JEL classification:

    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty

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