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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
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