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Welfare Reform on the Web (September 2002): Social Care - Overseas

SPOUSE CARE FOR CHILDREN AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS: THE EFFECTS OF FAMILY BENEFITS

I. Garcia and J. A. Molina

International Journal of Consumer Studies, vol. 26, 2002, p.132-144

Finds that a very significant number of Spanish women retain total responsibility for housework and care of children as well as engaging in paid work. Article goes on to analyse the impact that an increase in family benefits would have. Finds that such an increase would reduce female participation in the labour market and lead to a decrease in family poverty.

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