Seven billion shekels -- that's what the state spends on child stipends every year. The stipends are paid to all parents, regardless of income. This makes the child stipends a very simple instrument, and a very effective one, too. They're effective mainly at increasing the income of poor families. A family with three children, for instance, receives NIS 700 a month in stipends.
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