Number 2: Parents, the labour force and social security

This paper is about the interrelationships for families between their paid work, their unpaid work and the system of cash payments and other supports provided by government.

Presents statistical information on parents, their labour force participation and their receipt of social security payments. Canvasses some of the current issues surrounding parents and their relationship to the labour market and social security payments.

Content Updated: 24 April 2014