If a government offers $3000 to each family for giving birth to a child (to increase population), is it a direct incentive or positive?
Would it be a direct incentive or positive incentive?
- OiyLv 51 month ago
It's a direct incentive because it's a direct transfer payment in economics. Based on the marginal propensity to consume (MPC), it will increase GDP more than 4-5 folds. But economic theory is not enough to evaluate the policy if people will give more births. It's an inverse of a one-child policy in China that war tough without any transfer payment.
- RobertLv 61 month ago
I do not see it as positive. The US Government gives tens of thousands of tax payer dollars to people who are ill equipped to parent a child they can't afford. The welfare system encourages a lack of responsibility. Children are a responsibility and not a right.
- ?Lv 61 month ago
I thought government was taking livelihood away from people to prevent birth. But there seems to be some push to incentify low income workers to keep up the supply of low income workers.
Not direct incentive but, direct enough.
- The DevilLv 71 month ago
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- ANDRE LLv 71 month ago
Anyone who took such a deal would be an idiot, as a child will cost a parent, or parents, far more than that just in the first year.