Social Benefits for Families and Children in Cyprus
Families living in Cyprus enjoy favourable conditions to grow their children and balance their work and family lives. Social services and benefits for families and children are offered by both the local authorities and central government in Cyprus.
Compared with the other EU member states the child poverty rate in Cyprus is among the lowest (13.6% in 2010). Multimember families can apply for additional social services and benefits which significantly decrease their risk of poverty. However, the fertility rate is lower than the EU's average.