KINCS: two-thirds of mothers with young children would take advantage of the Family Protection Action Plan
Mothers with small children agree with the family protection action plan at 98.6 percent, and 64 percent plan to join the program, according to the recent survey of the Maria Kopp Institute for Demography and Families (KINCS); conducted among mothers raising children younger than five. Most of them agreed with the measures on the development of crèches, the expansion of the CSOK system and the introduction of a childbirth loan for young married couples. The respondents would take advantage of one or two measures on average. 36.4% are planning to enrol into the CSOK system, 31% plan to use nursery care, and 28.1% wish to apply for the car purchase allowance. Half of the respondents plan to have another child within the next five years.
98,6% of mothers with small children agree with the measures of the family protection action plan. On average, they agree with six out of seven measures. 95% of respondents agree with the creche development, the expansion of the CSOK subsidy and the childbirth loan for young married couples, followed by the housing loan release (supported by 86.5% of the respondents), the car purchase support for large families (80.7%), the grandparent GYED and the 4-child mothers' personal income tax relief (79%).
When asked about which of the options they plan to make use of, 64 percent of the respondents said they wanted to live with at least one option. An average of 1 to 2 subsidies would be applied for by mothers. 18.2% plan to take out the childbirth loan for young married couples, while 36.4% plan to opt-in for the expanded CSOK-subsidy, followed by the mortgage loan release (21.8%), the personal income tax exemption for mothers with four or more children (9.6%), the car purchase program (28.1%), the nursery development program (31%) and the grandparent GYED (11.3%).
Among the respondents, the childbirth loan, the development of crèches and the grandparent GYED are the most popular among those with single children, while the car purchase subsidy and the personal income tax exemption for mothers with four or more children are preferred among the large families. The CSOK subsidy is popular in all groups, at least one third of respondents wish to apply for it, regardless of the number of children. Those with four children are planning to take advantage of the mortgage loan release in the highest proportion, followed by those with one child.
Half of the respondents (49.2%) said they would like to have another child within five years. 71.5% of those with a single child, 36% with two children and 18% with three children are planning to have another child in the next five years.
Methodology: KINCS conducted a telephone survey on February 14-15, 2019, during which 500 mothers with at least one child under five were interviewed by the CATI method. In the national, regionally representative sample contained 200 mothers with 1 child, 200 mothers with two children, and 100 mothers with three or more children.