Universities can’t forget about lower socio-economic students
To increase higher education participation, the Government first needs to tackle the barriers for disadvantaged students, says a University of Melbourne expert
A light at the end of the inequality tunnel?
This year’s HILDA survey suggests that the Government’s COVID-19 financial support shows us there may be better ways to tackle income inequality in Australia.
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.
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