Child support and housing outcomes

K Natalier, M Walter, M Wulff, M Reynolds, B Hewitt

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Final Report Series | Published : 2008


This research describes the relationship between the payment and receipt of child support and housing outcomes. The focus is informed by diversifying family forms and household structures, which have implications for parenting, financial arrangements and the housing needs and outcomes of Parents Apart and their children. While these patterns are recognised as important social changes and policy challenges, they are relatively under-researched. In particular, there is a need to: extend common approaches to housing outcomes for Parents Apart. Most research focuses on female resident Parents Apart and their children; there is a relative absence of material on how the different care arrangements..

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