Unemployment trap and family benefits in Poland (PL)

The Report presents analysis of the Polish family benefits system in the context of relation between the level of financial support for families with children and parental labor market incentives. We present the results of increase of income thresholds planned for November 2014 and analyse set of potential reforms in the family benefits system for the year 2015. In particular we are interested in reforms which give incentives to unemployed parents of children to start working. The analysis used the microsimulation model SIMPL based on the data from the Polish Household Budget Survey from year 2011.