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  1. 10 August 2022 - Design

    Seeing the invisible vulnerable in our cities

    The Global South’s urban poor are often displaced and excluded from the processes and places which determine their lives, say University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 9 June 2022 - Inside Business

    A family breakup is a poverty trap for women

    A woman’s risk of falling into poverty doubles after a separation, with a family breakup a poverty trap for many, says new University of Melbourne research

  3. 9 May 2022 - Inside Business

    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

  4. 20 October 2021 - Inside Business

    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.

  5. 17 October 2021 - Inside Business

    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

  6. 16 March 2021 - Inside Business

    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.

  7. 16 March 2021 - Science Matters

    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

  8. 20 November 2020 - Inside Business

    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

  9. 20 November 2020 - Inside Business

    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.

  10. 26 October 2020 - Inside Business

    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.