Families welcome Poland’s new child benefit, economists sound alarm

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“This is a big move towards fixing Poland... real support from the Polish state for those who are the most important in our country: families with children,” said President Andrzej Duda.

Families welcome Poland’s new child benefit, economists sound alarm


Families in Poland are anxiously waiting to receive their first 500zl (€114) monthly benefit for each second and subsequent child. This was one of the most talked-about election promises announced by the ruling Law and Justice party ahead of its general election victory last October.

As reported by the Financial Times, however, the new child benefit was devised and pushed by the party’s political thinkers, and not its financial experts. Now, the cost of the handout has raised concern in the f...


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