fertility; child benefits; welfare

Who paid the price of George Osborne’s two-child benefit cap? Britain’s poorest children (The Guardian)

The long list of cuts made to social security benefits in the years after the 2010 election were justified by one purpose: to save money. But one cut in particular was about much more than that.

Does cutting child benefits reduce fertility in larger families? Evidence from the UK's two-child limit

We study the impact of restricting child-related social assistance to the first two children in the family on the fertility of third and subsequent births. As of April 2017, all third and subsequent born children to low-income families in the UK did …