Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/68966
Authors: 
Levy, Horacio
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
EUROMOD Working Paper Series EM2/03
Abstract: 
Spain has one of the lowest expenditures on family social protection, the third highest child poverty and the second lowest fertility rate in the EU. The objective of this paper is to identify and assess tax-benefit reforms that could improve this situation. Using the European microsimulation model EUROMOD, this paper compares the child-targeted policies of four EU countries to those recently reformed in Spain. It also analyses the effect that the policies of these countries would have if applied in Spain. Results show that recent reforms have increased considerably the expenditure on child-targeted policies. However, in contrast to the other analysed countries the new Spanish system mainly benefits higher income families and has a low poverty reduction effect.
Subjects: 
Child benefits
Child poverty
Microsimulation
Spain
European Union
JEL: 
C81
D31
I38
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
686.17 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.