UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Impact of Tax and Transfer Systems on Children in the European Union

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AUTHOR Miles Corak, Christine Lietz and Holly Sutherland
ORGANIZATION Innocenti Research Centre
TYPE Working Paper
DATE 2005
TOPIC Budgeting for children
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

The objective of this paper is to analyse the impact of fiscal policy on the economic resources available to children and on the child poverty rate. A static micro-simulation model specifically designed for the purposes of comparative fiscal analysis in the European Union is used to study the age incidence of government taxes and transfers in 2001 in 15 European Union countries. 


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