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Alternative tax-benefits strategies to support children in the European Union: recent reforms in Austria, Spain and the United Kingdom

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  • Sutherland, Holly
  • Levy, Horacio
  • Lietz, Christine

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In this paper the situation of three EU countries that have recently experienced substantial but very different reforms of their systems to support families with children is analysed and compared: Austria, Spain and the United Kingdom. The structure of these systems is very different: Austria gives emphasis to universal benefits, Spain to tax concessions and the United Kingdom to means-tested benefits.
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  • Sutherland, Holly & Levy, Horacio & Lietz, Christine, 2005. "Alternative tax-benefits strategies to support children in the European Union: recent reforms in Austria, Spain and the United Kingdom," EUROMOD Working Papers EM10/05, EUROMOD at the Institute for Social and Economic Research.
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    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs

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