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Supporting families : The financial costs and benefits of children since 1975 - Stuart Adam

Supporting families

The financial costs and benefits of children since 1975

Paperback Published: 14th January 2004
ISBN: 9781861345714
Number Of Pages: 88

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How governments should direct money to families with children is a constant topic of political debate. But the complexity of the ever-changing tax and benefits system makes its overall impact on families anything but transparent, and trends in government support for children hard to distinguish. This report provides a comprehensive, quantitative analysis of trends in child-contingent support from the mid 1970s to the introduction of the new tax credits, and relates this to changes in tax and benefit policy, the characteristics of households with children, and the costs of raising children.

List of tables and figures
Introductionp. 1
Methods and definitions: what is child-contingent support and how do we model it?p. 4
Financial support for children in the UK since 1975p. 10
The changing structure of support for children since 1975p. 17
The costs of childrenp. 29
Comparing the costs and benefits of childrenp. 40
Conclusionp. 54
Referencesp. 57
Approach to modelling child-contingent support in TAXBENp. 60
Deriving household-specific inflation ratesp. 64
Support for families with children since 1975p. 66
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ISBN: 9781861345714
ISBN-10: 1861345712
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 88
Published: 14th January 2004
Publisher: Policy Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.36