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The Impact of Social and Tax Policies on Families with Children – Comparative Study of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia

Author(s): PhDr. Petr Švarc ,
PhDr. Natálie Švarcová Ph.D.,
Type: Chapter in book
Year: 2008
Number: 0
ISSN / ISBN: 978-80-7378-039-9
Published in: Modelling of Consumer Behavior and Wealth Distribution
Publishing place: Prague
Keywords: family policy, income taxation, subsidies, fertility
JEL codes: H24, J13
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Grants: IES Research Framework Institutional task (2005-2011) Integration of the Czech economy into European union and its development
Abstract: The paper compares the impact of government measures focused on families with children in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The ageing of population and the decline in fertility rates will in future importantly influence economic as well as social environment in the European countries. One of the responses on declining fertility rates is the promotion of demographic renewal in Europe through various kinds of policy measures ranging from better availability of quality provisions for combining child care and work, child care facilities to family support. We focus on the overall financial impact of governmental policies on families with children in the four examined countries. The paper evaluates impact of government subsidies and tax systems in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia on the net income of families with children compared to the childless couples.

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