Economics at your fingertips  

Significant Changes to Family-related Benefits in Rich Countries during the Great Recession

Saara Hämäläinen, Yekaterina Chzhen and Jorge Vargas

Innocenti Working Papers

Abstract: To analyse the effect of the economic crisis and the ensuing fiscal stimulus and/or consolidation measures on children’s living conditions across the OECD and/or the EU, this paper investigates changes in disposable incomes of low-wage households with children since 2008, with a particular focus on family-related benefits. It uses the model family method coupled with tax-benefit simulation techniques for the period 2008-2012. The paper also summarises qualitatively significant changes to family-related benefits, some of which are too recent to have been included in the publicly available tax-benefit simulation models.

Keywords: economic crisis; income; policy and planning (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 44
Date: 2014
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
https://www.unicef-i ... uring-the-great.html
The price is All UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti publications can be downloaded from our website free of charge. Printed copies of some titles can also be ordered from the United Nations Publications website

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Innocenti Working Papers
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Patrizia Faustini ().

Page updated 2021-02-23
Handle: RePEc:ucf:inwopa:inwopa727