Quoted verbatim from The Economist [Link]
BRINGING up children is a pricey endeavour, but most governments offer some form of tax breaks or cash benefits to ease the burden. In all but one of 30 OECD countries, a married one-earner couple with two children takes home more money than a single person with no children on the same average annual salary. Measured at purchasing-power parity, a family in Luxembourg has the highest overall net income of $50,482 and the highest average gross wage of $50,960. Families benefit little in Turkey, and get nothing at all in Mexico. But the best country for families is the Czech Republic, where net incomes end up higher than gross earnings.
What will you recommend to Dr Manmohan Singh?