Lod child playing 370.
(photo credit: Ouria Tadmor)
Poor families with many children have seen a 25 percent decrease in their
monthly income since cuts in child allotments went into effect last month,
according to a National Insurance Institute study.
The report, based on
data collected from internal NII files, shows that the cuts, which had been
decided upon by the Treasury earlier this year, have greatly harmed such
The greatest impact was noted among families for whom NII
benefits constitute a significant part of the monthly income.
revealed that the percentage of families with neither parent earning a salary
increases with the number of children.
Approximately 25% of families with
six or more children have no earners, while among families with two children,
the rate stands at 8%. In total, roughly 9.6% of families with children do not
The proportion of families whose total income
remains below the minimum wage increases with the number of children, the data
According to the report, some 10% of families with children
receive disability benefits and other forms of income support from the NII.