Persistent poverty is a major policy issue
While a job is often crucial to lifting people out of poverty, adequate income support and child care are also critical, say University of Melbourne researchers
Ensuring families aren’t left behind in the recovery
Economic recovery from COVID-19 needs to include better support for financially stressed families with young children, says University of Melbourne expert.
Targeting support to break the cycle of disadvantage
Targeted support can break cycle of intergenerational disadvantage that weighs on single parents and parents with disability say University of Melbourne experts
Time to reform Australia’s unfair family support system
Australia's family support system is unfair, making it hard for mothers to return to work and penalising dual-earners, says University of Melbourne researcher.
Food for thought
University students going hungry in Australia was a problem before COVID-19 – it’s time we had sustainable solutions, say University of Melbourne researchers
Pandemic fallout exposes the young and vulnerable
HILDA data suggests COVID-19 downturn to hit the most vulnerable, especially young workers; a University of Melbourne expert says welfare policy now central
Childcare a challenge for poorer single parents
The HILDA Survey suggests single-parent households are abandoning formal childcare as they face greater poverty rates, warn University of Melbourne experts.
Poverty in childhood leads to poverty in adulthood
New University of Melbourne research finds Australian children from poor homes are over three times more likely to suffer adult poverty – and more must be done.
Poverty is trapping women in abusive relationships
Australia’s JobSeeker and JobKeeper payments are in effect crucial strategies for preventing domestic and family violence, says University of Melbourne expert.
Finding new ways to track COVID-19 exposure
A method for calculating exposure risk to COVID-19 in lieu of testing has been developed for low and middle-income countries by University of Melbourne experts