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The cost of a child is not just about the size of a parent’s wallet

Hirsch, Donald (2012) The cost of a child is not just about the size of a parent’s wallet. British Politics and Policy at LSE (13 Sep 2012). Website.

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Abstract

Donald Hirsch presents research into the true cost of a child and whether state benefits are enough to help low income families meet the cost. It found that on average it costs about £80,000 to bring a child up to age 18 before paying for childcare, but that working families requiring full-time childcare would require an additional £60,000 for this purpose. The bad news is that there has been a fall in the adequacy of basic benefits, making it more difficult for low-income families.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2013 11:10
Last Modified: 26 May 2020 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/48608

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