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How Income Growth Differs with Children in Spain: a Comparative European Perspective

Elena Barcena (), Ana Moro-Egido () and S. Pérez-Moreno ()
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S. Pérez-Moreno: University of Malaga

Child Indicators Research, 2016, vol. 9, issue 2, No 4, 357-370

Abstract: Abstract The Great Recession has notably affected household income in most European countries, but not in the same way for all types of household. This note aims to discuss whether significant differences exist in income growth between households with and without children. The study focuses on Spain, finding that Spanish households with children benefited less from income growth in the period 2004–2008 and experienced more decay in income in the period 2008–2012. We compare patterns of income growth for households with and without children in several European countries, as well as evaluate the uneven impact of the crisis and the policies adopted after the crisis in both types of household across different countries.

Keywords: Household income; Children; Growth incidence curve; EU-SILC (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D31 J13 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.1007/s12187-015-9329-z

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