The potential of child support to reduce lone mother poverty: comparing population survey data in Australia and the UK

Christine Skinner, Kay Cook, Sarah Sinclair

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This paper provides an original analysis of the Australian Household Income and Labour Dynamics (HILDA) study. It assesses the value of child support payments to the income packages of Australian lone mother families and, more specifically, explores the impact these payments have on poverty reduction for families who receive them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-94
JournalThe Journal of Poverty and Social Justice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017

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  • Child Support:
  • Australia
  • UK
  • Poverty
  • Lone Mothers

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