Croatia - Low income and social assistance - June 30, 2017

A Flash Report prepared by the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) provides information on recent social policy developments. The study points to the extreme financial and related difficulties faced by parents with school-aged children who are in receipt of social assistance. The study also contains policy recommendations. Part of the research was an analysis of the coping strategies of poor households in which at least one child was of a school age. A survey of 207 households, recipients of Guaranteed Minimum Income Support, reveals that these households live almost exclusively on state support (Minimum Income and child benefits) but their overall disposable income covers just over half of their basic needs.

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