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Interactions between policy effects, population characteristics and the tax-benefit system: an illustration using child poverty and child related policies in Romania and the Czech Republic

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Publication date

Sep 2016

Summary

We investigate the impact of the Romanian and Czech family policy systems on the poverty risk of families with children. We focus on separating out the effects of policy design itself and size of benefits from the interaction between policies and population characteristics. We find that interactions between population characteristics, the wider tax benefit system and child related policies are pervasive and large. Both population characteristics and the wider tax-benefit environment can dramatically alter the antipoverty effect of a given set of policies.

Published in

Social Indicators Research

Volume and page numbers

128 , 1365 -1385

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-015-1083-6

ISSN

16

Subjects

Demography, Poverty, Welfare Benefits, Microsimulation, and Taxation

Links

University of Essex Research Repository - http://repository.essex.ac.uk/16728/

Notes

Open Access article; © The Author(s) 2016; This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://​creativecommons.​org/​licenses/​by/​4.​0/​), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.


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  1. Interactions between policy effects, population characteristics and the tax-benefit system: an illustration using child poverty and child related policies in Romania and the Czech Republic

    Silvia Avram and Eva Militaru

    1. Demography
    2. Poverty
    3. Welfare Benefits
    4. Microsimulation
    5. Taxation

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