Evaluation Review, vol.29, 2005, p.407-424
The minimum income allocation system (RMI) was introduced in France in 1988. The research reported in this article analysed changes in entry and exit rates over time and in different areas. Results showed that the likelihood of entry into the RMI is greater for people living in South and South East France. Moreover, members of cohorts which entered the scheme more recently leave more quickly and in higher proportions than those who entered a long time ago. Exits occur massively in the first two years after joining the scheme, and the probability of leaving decreases sharply thereafter.