ŠTARHOVÁ, Iveta and Jana GODAROVÁ. Non-take-up phenomenon in conditions of the Czech Republic. In Dvořáková, P.. Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference: Current Trends in Public Sector Research. 1. vyd. Brno: Masaryk University, 2019. p. 221-227, 7 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-9256-3.
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Original name Non-take-up phenomenon in conditions of the Czech Republic
Authors ŠTARHOVÁ, Iveta (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution) and Jana GODAROVÁ (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution).
Edition 1. vyd. Brno, Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference: Current Trends in Public Sector Research, p. 221-227, 7 pp. 2019.
Publisher Masaryk University
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Original language English
Type of outcome Proceedings paper
Field of Study 50602 Public administration
Country of publisher Czech Republic
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Publication form printed version "print"
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14560/19:00110243
Organization unit Faculty of Economics and Administration
ISBN 978-80-210-9256-3
Keywords (in Czech) non-take up; mikrosimulační modelování; selhání sociální politiky; sociální dávky
Keywords in English non-take up rate; Czech Republic; microsimulation modeling; failure of social policy; social benefits
Tags International impact, Reviewed
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Abstract
The concept of a social state and its size differs from country to country and is influenced by characteristics such as its history, degree of solidarity and the mentality of its citizens which is manifested in their desires, etc. The main question remains of how extensive the social security system of the Czech Republic can afford to be under the condition that the state budget is balanced. In addition to the budget constraints placed on the system, some states are also struggling with a non-take-up phenomenon in the situation where an individual or household is entitled to assistance or social benefit under the legislation in force. In the Czech Republic, insufficient attention is paid to this problem, in spite of the fact that a high non-take-up rate can be a warning about problems in setting up or targeting the system. To identify the gravity of the problem, the authors employ micro-simulation modeling using data from the Czech EU-SILC survey from 2017. The paper is primarily focused on two specific types of benefits – the benefit package for senior citizens and the benefit package aimed at families with children. A part of the final discussion of the results will encompass methodological and data constraints and the risk groups threatened by the non-take-up phenomenon.
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