Wednesday, March 4, 2009

WFTC Linked to Divorce

Apparently claiming Working Families Tax Credit makes it easier for single mothers to boost their income through work, because it is linked to claiming extra child care costs has led to more divorces in poor households. The BBC reports researchers at the University of Essex have found mothers in poor households were more than 2 percentage points more likely to get divorced than childless women. However, it was also said the overall achievements of the tax credit scheme have been "extremely successful" in getting unemployed people, particularly single mothers, back to work.


  © Blogger templates The Professional Template by 2008 © Rosemary Slessor

Back to TOP