Volume 9/2017/2

Ewa Jurczyk-Romanowska
Government Help in Upbringing Children and its Significance in the Formation of the Attitudes of Single Parents Towards Employment.

In the paper, an analysis is presented of the new solutions in government support for the opportunities for providing for the needs of children in families introduced in Poland, which have become a flag electoral project of the right-wing political party Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość). After the parliamentary elections of 2015 the work on a new bill began and in the first quarter of 2016 the Act on government help in upbringing children went into effect. The regulation was intended as a countermeasure to the demographic crisis in Poland. According to this new legal regulation, single parents raising one child may not be able to collect the new benefit. This regulation encourages single parents to leave employment and live on benefits from social services and child-support benefits.

Keywords: demographic crisis; child-support benefits; government help; providing for the needs of children


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