Productive Engagement and Welfare Receipt: a Life Course Profile in Australia

With the ageing Australian population resulting in higher welfare costs, higher health expenditure and a smaller tax base it is increasingly important to promote economic participation and reduce welfare reliance. This is the essence of the current Government welfare reform agenda.

This research aims to inform policy intervention by providing a life course profile of the productive engagement (including economic participation) and welfare receipt of Australians using the nationally representative Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey (Release 13.0).

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