Child Poverty, Labour Markets and Social Transfers

Both earnings and social transfers are important determinants of the living standards of disadvantaged families with children.

What is their relative role and how do they interact? What constraints do wage rates and employment patterns place on social transfer structures? This project is undertaking a cross-national comparison of the family incomes of disadvantaged children and how they are influenced by the interaction of wage rates, employment and social policies. Australian outcomes will be contrasted with those in a wide range of OECD and middle-income countries, using data from the Luxembourg Income Study and other international sources.

Funding Agency

Australian Research Council - Discovery Program

Non-Staff Involved

Markus Jäntti, Lena Lindahl (Stockholm University)

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