The 'Family Package' and the Cost of Children Bradbury, Bruce en_US 2021-11-25T12:32:48Z 2021-11-25T12:32:48Z 1989 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper presents an assessment of the appropriate value of the per child increment in the Family Package of income support measures for families with children. The assessment is carried out by comparing the proposed structure of payments with the results of research on the 'costs of children'. Aspects considered include the average cost of each child, the changing costs of children with age, economies of scale, and the distinction between income and expenditure patterns. It is concluded that despite the significant increases in relative payments to families with children further increases are still warranted, both to the basic rates of child payment and to the relative value of Mothers-Guardians' Allowance. Other features of the package such as the constant per child increment, whilst in conflict with the results of research on the costs of children, can be justified as compensation for the additional demands on savings and other resources faced by larger families. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0858238101 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1031-9689 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Welfare Research Centre, UNSW en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Social Welfare Research Centre discussion papers en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title The 'Family Package' and the Cost of Children en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
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unsw.identifier.doi Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofworkingpapernumber 10 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Bradbury, Bruce, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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