Selectivity and Targeting in Income Support: The Australian Experience Saunders, Peter en_US 2021-11-25T12:32:59Z 2021-11-25T12:32:59Z 1990 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Australian income support system is often characterised as one of the most selective in the Western industrialised world. This paper examines the sense in which the Australian system is selective, and discusses the distinction between selectivity and targeting in income support provisions. The paper contrasts developments in social security outlays and recipient numbers over the last two decades with those occurring since the election of the Hawke Government in 1983 in order that the nature and impact of recent policies introduced to increase targeting can be identified. The statistical analysis indicates that increases in recipient numbers have been the dominant factor underlying the past growth in outlays, and illustrates how the targeting strategy employed in recent years has been primarily directed at restraining the growth in recipient numbers. In many areas, moves to increase income support targeting have not been accompanied by more highly selective provisions. Finally, a method is devised to measure the degree of selectivity in income support programs, and applied to developments over-the 1969-89 period in age pensions, family assistance and sole parent's pensions. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0731693353 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1447-8978 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SPRC Discussion Paper en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Income Support en_US
dc.subject.other Australia en_US
dc.title Selectivity and Targeting in Income Support: The Australian Experience en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.identifier.doi Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofworkingpapernumber 17 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Saunders, Peter, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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