Report

Does having jobless parents damage a child's future?

Irma Mooi-Reci, Mark Wooden, Matthew Curry

Melbourne Institute | Published : 2019

Abstract

Growing up in a household where parents are jobless exposes many Australian children to a lifelong cycle of disadvantage. This study provides insight into the factors driving the transmission of joblessness from one generation to the next and identifies where interventions to help break the cycle would be most effective.