Alternative Tax-benefit Strategies to Support Children in the European Union. Recent Reforms in Austria, Spain and the United Kingdom

Innocenti Working Papers 2005-07


Alternative Tax-benefit Strategies to Support Children in the European Union. Recent Reforms in Austria, Spain and the United Kingdom
  • Author(s)
    • Levy, Horacio;
    • Lietz, Christine;
    • Sutherland, Holly;
  • Date of Publication
    • 2005
  • Pages
    • 43
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 479U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English





Description

In this paper the situation of three EU countries that have recently experienced substantial but very different reforms of their systems to support families with children is analysed and compared: Austria, Spain and the United Kingdom. The structure of these systems is very different: Austria gives emphasis to universal benefits, Spain to tax concessions and the United Kingdom to means-tested benefits.

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Thematic area

Child Poverty   /  Industrialized Countries   / 

Thesaurus

child poverty   /  child related policies   /  poverty reduction   /  tax systems   /