ERIC Number: ED433119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Child Poverty in Australia: 1982 to 1995-96. Discussion Paper No. 42.
Harding, Ann; Szukalska, Aggie
This study used Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey data to assess changes in child poverty in Australia between 1982 and 1995-96. The findings suggest a dramatic one-third drop in before-housing child poverty during this period, largely as a result of the very substantial increases in government cash payments to low-income families with children. However, while there have been sharp falls in poverty among dependent children, poverty rates among 15- to 18-year-olds who have left the parental home or who are still living at home but not in full-time study have increased very sharply. In addition, the after-housing poverty rate has changed little, apparently due to a compositional shift in the types of family in after-housing poverty. (Author)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Research Council.
Authoring Institution: Canberra Univ. (Australia). National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling.
Identifiers - Location: Australia