12 Jul, 2022

As prices soar in France, it is urgent to raise family benefits – A press statement by UNAF

Two parents with their two children shopping in supermarket

It is a fact that is too often overlooked: having dependent children weighs on the standard of living and the more prices rise, the more the family budget is impacted. Another obvious fact is that the more children one has to support, the more one suffers the effects of inflation. In this context, UNAF demands an immediate increase in family benefits. The composition of the family must be systematically taken into account in purchasing power measures. 

The impact of inflation differs according to family configurations  

Using its standard budgets — an exclusive family budget evaluation tool — UNAF has been observing for several months the explosion in the cost of decent living for all families with dependent children. Its impact varies according to the number and age of the children.  

To live decently and make ends meet in April 2022 (compared to April 2021), it was necessary to spend :  

  • 119€ extra for a single-parent family with 1 teenager,  
  • 171€ extra for a couple with 1 child and 1 teenager,  
  • 223€ extra for a couple with 2 children and 2 teenagers.  

To read UNAF’s full press statement (in French), click here. 


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