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Author Australian Council of Social Service.

Title Poverty, policy and the cost of raising teenagers [electronic resource] / Australian Council of Social Service.

Published Strawberry Hills, N.S.W. : Australian Council of Social Services, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 10 p. ; 30 cm.
Series ACOSS info, 1442-486X ; 344
Summary This study reveals a serious imbalance in the debate over Australia's family payments system. It shows that family assistance payments fail to rise in keeping with the higher cost of caring for older children and consequently many low-income families with teenage children are at risk of deeper poverty than young families. Indeed, payments for low income sole parent families fall as their children grow older. New measures are proposed to reduce child poverty by benchmarking family and youth payments to the minimum costs of raising children and by improving assistance for families with older children.
Other formats Also available in printed form.
Reproduction Report-Series Melbourne, Vic RMIT Publishing 2005.
Subject Poor teenagers -- Australia.
Poverty -- Australia.
ISBN 0858714132