Design of the Minimum Income in the Canary Islands
The Canary Islands are among the regions with highest poverty rates in Spain. Currently, 140,000 people (7 percent of the population) live in extreme poverty in this Autonomous Community. In this context, the ISEAK Foundation is working together with the Government of the Canary Islands to design a minimum income system which is equitable, effective and efficient in the eradication of poverty in Canarian households. In addition, through microsimulation techniques, we will assess the impact of the proposed designs on poverty reduction in the region.