Income Sharing Between Parents and Young People Living at Home Schneider, Judy en_US 2021-11-25T12:35:01Z 2021-11-25T12:35:01Z 2003 en_US
dc.description.abstract Since the 1970s, changes in the Australian labour market, education and income policies have led to reductions in income for young people aged 15 to 24 years. Young people today are therefore more reliant on their parents sharing income with them. This paper presents the results of original research that shows how parents share, or ‘pool’ their income with young people living at home. Australian household expenditure data is examined using new and extended methods to show how different levels of income received by young people and their parents affects expenditure on themselves and other family members. It is found that on average, young peoples’ consumption of basic food items is unaffected by their level of personal income indicating that parents pool income for these items. However, in low-income families, young people are more likely to consume luxury food items if they have higher personal incomes suggesting less pooling by parents. It is also found that regardless of levels of parental income, young peoples’ consumption of adult goods such as alcohol and cars is restricted unless they have incomes of their own. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0733420656 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.title Income Sharing Between Parents and Young People Living at Home 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 124 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Schneider, Judy, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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