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Vouchers for the Purchase of Care Services

Policy category

Promoting Families’ Financial Well-being, Supporting Parenting and Assisting with Childcare

Recommendation Pillars

Provide for adequate living standards through a combination of benefits

Countries that have implemented practice


Age Groups

Adults (age 20+)

Target Groups

Low-income Families, Mothers, Fathers, Parents

Type of Organization Implementing Practice

National Government

Practice Overview

France is offering around 1.5 million moderate-income families €200 worth of vouchers that can be used for childcare, care for the elderly or care for the disabled. The measure is intended to help those most affected by the global economic crisis.

The aim of the vouchers is to allow families to buy up to twenty hours of services such as childminding or help for the elderly or disabled and to help create long-term jobs in the personal services sector for French people (around 100,000 jobs per year are created in this sector). Households will receive their booklet of ten vouchers worth €20 between 2 June and 10 July and will have until 31 January 2010 to use them.

Scale of Implementation

Around 660,000 dependent elderly people, some 470,000 families with young children and 140,000 families with disabled children are set to benefit.

Contact Information


Ibrahim Moussouni


00 33140568632