Cuts In Family Benefits Could Decrease Deficit But Threaten Equality

In January, the Hollande-Ayrault government announced the necessity of eliminating a two billion euro annual deficit of the Caisse nationale des allocation familiales (CNAF), part of France’s social security program. In order to reduce the deficit, two adjustments could be made: modulating or taxing of family allowances. On March 28th, Hollande rejected the idea of […]