Title:Families with children in the Czech Republic – Social-demographic and income analysis
Project leader:Ing. Sylva Höhne
Funding provider:MPSV
Co-worker:PhDr. Věra Kuchařová, CSc.
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Project start:2014
Project end:2015
Recipient:VÚPSV, v.v.i.

 The aim of the project consisted of an analysis of families with children in terms of their structure and types and a description of their socio-economic situation with respect to various income and expenses categories. Particular attention was devoted to the costs directly associated with the care and upbringing of children. Data for the demographic and income analysis was provided by the Czech Statistical Office. The demographic part was based on aggregated data taken from the 2011 Census and the analysis of the economic situation of households was processed from SILC data and family budget statistics (SRÚ). The findings are, in selected parts of the project, complemented by the Income and Expenditure of Families with Children in 2015 empirical field investigation, focusing on net complete and incomplete families with pre-school- and school-age children. The survey captures views on the financial situations of respondents and approaches to family policy. The project assessed available statistical data in terms of its applicability for the demographic and income analysis of families and, further, addressed the socio-demographic structure of families in terms of completeness, number of children, age of children and the economic activity of the parents. The project analysed representative data (SILC and SRÚ) on the financial and material situation of families with children, including housing, income poverty and material deprivation indicators and the subjective evaluation of family income and, subsequently, the processed data from the survey was extended using the knowledge gathered by means of statistical investigation.