Interactions between policy effects, population characteristics and the tax-benefit system: an illustration using child poverty and child related policies in Romania and the Czech Republic

Publication type:

Journal Article


Silvia Avram and Eva Militaru

Publication date

15 Sep 2016


We investigate the impact of the Romanian and Czech family policy systems on the poverty risk of families with children. We focus on separating out the effects of policy design itself and size of benefits from the interaction between policies and population characteristics. We find that interactions between population characteristics, the wider tax benefit system and child related policies are pervasive and large. Both population characteristics and the wider tax-benefit environment can dramatically alter the antipoverty effect of a given set of policies.

Published in

Social Indicators Research





Demography, Poverty, Welfare Benefits, Microsimulation and Taxation


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