fertility; child benefits; welfare
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.
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 …