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Child Benefits Levels in 2003 and Beyond: Australia, Canada, the UK and the US

Published on 25/04/2003

Australia, Canada, the UK and the US all have programs providing cash benefits to families with children. This study is a detailed comparison of current child benefit rates in the four countries, for a representative lone parent family with one child and a two-parent family with two children. It also compares Canada’s child benefits in 2007, when all announced increases are implemented, to those in Australia, the UK and the US. The paper calculates the changes that would be needed to replicate UK child benefits in Canada, and analyzes the implications of these changes.

ISBN – 1-55382-053-3

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Australia, Canada, the UK and the US all have programs providing cash benefits to families with children.

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