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Options for Family Support Benefits


  • Hedwig Lutz


  • Margit Schratzenstaller



In 2005, family benefits in Austria made up 2.9 percent of GDP, an above-average rate in an international context. The emphasis is clearly on monetary transfers, both direct and indirect, over their in-kind alternatives. Direct monetary transfers (including tax credits for children) made up some 77 percent of total family benefits in 2008, while other tax breaks provided for just under 6 percent and in-kind transfers for over 12 percent of public expenditures on families.

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  • Hedwig Lutz & Margit Schratzenstaller, 2010. "Options for Family Support Benefits," WIFO Monatsberichte (monthly reports), WIFO, vol. 83(8), pages 661-674, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfo:monber:y:2010:i:8:p:661-674

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