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Evaluation of policies against poverty and social exclusion

In Autumn 2009 a Minimum Income Guarantee (MIG) program has been introduced in the Province of Trento. The introduction of such a program represents a major innovation at the local level but also in the context of the national welfare system: currently in fact in Western Europe only Italy and Greece lack a “safety net” program. The MIG is aimed at tackling poverty in the Province by providing a guaranteed amount to household whose income falls below the poverty line (defined as the 60% of current national median income).