Different, yet the same: three decades of family policy change in Hungary, Lithuania and Romania

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Different, yet the same: three decades of family policy change in Hungary, Lithuania and Romania
In the Journal:
Social policy and society. 2021, FirstView, p. 1-16
Keywords:
LT
Vengrija (Hungary); Rumunija (Romania); Dualizmas; Šeimos politika; Mokesčių lengvatos.
EN
Dualism; Family policy; Tax incentives.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThe article analyses over-time changes in family transfers in Hungary, Lithuania and Romania from 1990-2018 to seek evidence of similarity in the ethos of policy adaptation. Informed by recent scholarship signalling growing disparities in social entitlements along socio-economic lines in Hungary and Romania, the analysis assesses whether three decades of change in family transfers in three different policy contexts might exhibit the selective, pro-wealthy ethos of social policy transformation described. Using data from an original dataset drawing on exhaustive social legislation pertaining to family allowances, family tax breaks and paid parental leave-related transfers, the article shows that, for most of the last three decades, institutional dualisms in the protection of families with dependent children have grown. Policy drift undercuts the rights of the neediest and policy layering leads to programme expansion targeting dual-earner, high-income families especially. This trend has intensified over the last fifteen years and is most evident in paid leave schemes. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.1017/S1474746421000828
ISSN:
1474-7464; 1475-3073
Related Publications:
Family policy and its realization trends in Lithuania for 2005-2012 / Vytautas Gavelis, Evaldas Visockas. Ekonomika. 2013, t. 92 (3), p. 141-165.
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2022-05-18 11:20:06
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