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Child Benefits and Child Poverty

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  • Irina Denisova

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    (CEFIR)

  • Stanislav Kolenikov
  • Ksenia Yudaeva

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    (CSR, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, NES)

Abstract

The purpose of the paper is to analyze the e¤ects of changes in policy of child benefit provision on child poverty. In particular, we examine whether the introduction of means-testing schemes in the regions has improved targeting of child benefits. We test whether the probability of being paid depends negatively or positively on income, and whether this probability increased between 1996 and 1998 for the poor part of the population. In addition to probability analysis, we use direct poverty analysis, i.e., we decompose the change in poverty into changes in child benefits, and other factors. We carry out a comparative analysis among three groups of regions which differ with respect to the approach chosen to identify the needy families with children. We pay special attention to the relative efficiency of a variety of means-testing schemes.

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Paper provided by Center for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR) in its series Working Papers with number w0006.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2000
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Handle: RePEc:cfr:cefirw:w0006

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  1. Shireen Kanji, 2011. "Labor Force Participation, Regional Location, and Economic Well-Being of Single Mothers in Russia," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 32(1), pages 62-72, March.
  2. Louise Grogan, 2006. "An Economic Examination of the Post-Transition Fertility Decline in Russia," Post-Communist Economies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(4), pages 363-397.
  3. Popova, Daria, 2012. "Constructing the tax-benefit micro simulation Model For Russia – RUSMOD," EUROMOD Working Papers EM7/12, EUROMOD at the Institute for Social and Economic Research.
  4. Popova, Daria, 2013. "Impact assessment of alternative reforms of child allowances using RUSMOD - the static tax-benefit microsimulation model for Russia," EUROMOD Working Papers EM9/13, EUROMOD at the Institute for Social and Economic Research.
  5. Klugman, Jeni & Micklewright, John & Redmond, Gerry, 2002. "Poverty in the Transition: Social Expenditures and the Working-Age Poor," CEPR Discussion Papers 3389, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  6. Daria Popova, 2013. "Impact assessment of alternative reforms of Child Allowances using RUSMOD – the static tax-benefit microsimulation model for Russia," International Journal of Microsimulation, Interational Microsimulation Association, vol. 1(6), pages 122-156.

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