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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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