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OECD Family database: the Family support calculator

 

How much income do families have and where does it come from? Find out how taxes and social benefits in OECD countries affect the incomes of families with children from before birth, during the years following a child's birth and in later years.

The OECD has taken the rules about who is entitled to what benefits and who should pay how much tax in different countries, and put them into one simple Family Support Calculator. The tool, based on a modified version of the the OECD's Tax and Benefit Models, allows users to choose and compare the income situation of various family types as their children age - for the income year 2014 (version August 2016).

Calculations take into account Birth-related leave paymentssocial assistance benefitsfamily benefitshousing benefits and in-work benefits. Taxes and social security contributions due on earnings and benefits are also included in the calculations.
 

Instructions for use:

  1. Open the spreadsheet for the country of choice.
  2. Click the "Family Support Calculator" button, which takes the user to the parameter selection window in order to choose the family type.
  3. Choose the family type (single parent or couple), number of children, age of the youngest child, 1st adult's earnings level and the 2nd adult's earnings level (if applicable)*.
  4. Click the "Calulate" button, which takes the user to the summary window providing a breakdown of earnings, benefits, taxes and net income of the selected family type.
  5. Click on the "Graph: by child age" button to study how family income evolves as the child ages, and compare the income situation between various family types.

(*Detailed explanation of each of the parameters for the calculator can be accessed via the links provided in the parameter selection window).

CALCULATOR**:

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Canada

Chile

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia_small Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

 

Hungary

  Iceland

  Ireland

Israel

 

Italy

Japan

  Korea

Latvia

 

Luxembourg

Netherlands

  New Zealand

  Norway

Poland

Portugal

Slovak Republic

Slovenia

Spain

  Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

  United Kingdom

United States

       
Bulgaria_small Bulgaria

Croatia flag Croatia

Lithuania

Malta_small  Malta

Romania

           

 (**Data are not available for Mexico.

 

Contact

For further information, please contact social.contact@oecd.org.

Disclaimer: Tax-benefit and Family support model

 

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