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Can income transfers to poor families help children?

TitleCan income transfers to poor families help children?
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsMilligan, K., and Stabile M.
JournalVOX
VolumeOnlin
Keywordschild benefit system, income transfers, wellbeing
Abstract

Since the 1990s, many countries have reformed their systems of transfers to low income families with an eye toward improving work incentives. This column shows, using Canadian data, that well-designed income transfers can not only help families make their way back to employment, but also improve the educational, mental health, and behavioural outcomes of the next generation.

URLhttp://www.voxeu.org/article/can-income-transfers-poor-families-help-children
Document URLhttp://www.voxeu.org/article/can-income-transfers-poor-families-help-children