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Developing Methodology to Measure the Returns on Investment from Integrated Social Assistance Schemes

The study aims to develop and apply methodologies to measure both what is and what could be the return on investment from integrated social assistance schemes for each of the 28 Member States. The main question is, if social assistant has access to employment and social services in an integrated manner (as opposed to having access to these services in an ad-hoc manner) does this help their labour market reintegration? This will be done using archetype households with members in the working age and receiving minimum income support in the cross-country analysis.

In the project we develop and measure indicators, the project will develop cost-benefit models for jointly estimating the benefit take-up and the (re-)employment of those at risk of poverty and minimum income beneficiaries, as well as the take-up of certain basic services based on household level EU SILC data. We will also conduct an efficiency frontier analysis for the expenditures and coverage/use of services to compare the efficiency of those services, including for services not covered by EU-SILC.

Project details

The work is done together with Ecorys Netherlands, and the study was commissioned by the EU DG EMPL.

ClientDG Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion
Project leader Márton Csillag
Duration20/12/2018 - 20/12/2020