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  1. 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

  2. 4 May 2022 - Humanities

    Buying and selling the poor

    Australia’s welfare-to-work system is extensively privatised but is failing disadvantaged job seekers, say University of Melbourne and University of NSW experts

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 7 January 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Young people are making their way through COVID

    In bleak times Australia’s young people are working hard at getting work, volunteering and connecting to communities, say University of Melbourne researchers.

  7. 23 August 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  8. 27 July 2020 - Science Matters

    Paternalism, public housing and COVID-19

    A University of Melbourne researcher says Australia's long history of paternalism against public housing tenants is evident in the hard lockdowns in Melbourne.

  9. 26 May 2020 - Inside Business

    Who’s hit hardest by the COVID-19 economic shutdown?

    Using HILDA data, a University of Melbourne expert highlights the people most vulnerable to the COVID-19 downturn – low-wage earners, women and the young

  10. 23 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Will COVID-19 change what it means to be unemployed?

    Unemployment due to COVID-19 means it's time to revisit the ‘dole bludger’ image, and support everyone seeking work, says a University of Melbourne expert.