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AUTHOR(S)

Yekaterina Chzhen
Subjective Impact of the Economic Crisis on Households with Children in 17 European Countries
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English
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ABSTRACT

This paper investigates differences in the perceived impact of the economic crisis between adults in households with and without children in 17 European countries, using data from the Life in Transition Survey 2010. It also explores the channels through which the crisis affected adults in households with children and the ways in which they coped with the decline in income or economic activity. Overall, adults in households with children were more likely to report an impact of the crisis, with larger differences in countries with higher rates of monetary child poverty. There is evidence that adults in households with children prioritised expenditure on basic necessities, while cutting back on luxuries and holidays, but many still reported reduced consumption of staple foods as a result of economic difficulties.
SERIESInnocenti Working Papers
SERIES No. 2014-09
DATE OF PUBLICATION2014
PAGES33