THE IMPACT OF INCOME SUPPORT DESIGN ON THE OUTCOMES OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Grant number: LP170100472 | Funding period: 2018 - 2021

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Abstract

This project aims to assess how children from low-income families are affected by welfare policy design in Australia – specifically, by policy intended to influence welfare payment receipt and workforce participation of their parent(s). Causal impacts of policy design on children will be identified and evaluated using unique administrative and survey data, and treating recent welfare reforms in Australia as natural experiments.. This will be the first comprehensive Australian analysis of intergenerational impacts of welfare policy design.