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To what extent income growth differs with children. The Spanish case

Elena Barcena (), Ana I. Moro Egido () and Salvador Perez-Moreno ()
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Ana I. Moro Egido: Department of Economic Theory and Economic History, University of Granada.
Salvador Perez-Moreno: Dpto. Economia Aplicada, University of Málaga.

Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Ana Isabel Moro-Egido ()

No 15/01, ThE Papers from Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada.

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 paper aims to discuss whether significant differences exist in income growth between households with and without children. The analysis 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. This pattern is not the same across countries likely due to various socioeconomic and institutional factors: Germany displays the opposite pattern and Italy a mixed pattern, partly related to the different degree of child-sensitive social protection.

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)
Pages: 12 pages
Date: 2015-01-22
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