Research News: Number 12




Author:  Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

FaCS Research News is a periodic newsletter that provides an overview of and update on research within FaCS, focusing on key findings and outcomes, updates on new departmental publications and promotion of forthcoming events/conferences.

Analysis of employment patterns of income support recipients using FaCS LDS and GCS data sets


A powerful feature of the Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS) General Customer Survey (GCS) is its linkage to the Longitudinal Data Set (LDS). Information collected from GCS respondents can be supplemented with data on their payment records from 1995 to the present time. Together the two data sets enable a greater understanding of people’s movement and experiences in and out of the FaCS payment system. 

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