Sole Parents and Public Policy, Proceedings of a Conference held in Sydney, 30 August 1990 Whiteford, Peter en_US 2021-11-25T16:18:47Z 2021-11-25T16:18:47Z 1991 en_US
dc.description.abstract We are currently experiencing an important period of change in the social circumstances of sole parents. Equally significant developments are also taking place in the policy arrangements affecting the well being of sole parents and their children. This conference, sponsored by the Social Policy Research Centre as part of its program to promote public discussion of issues in social policy, was held at an important moment it this history. The same broad patterns of change have been emerging across a number of countries whose culture and social policy frameworks are similar to ours. Some at least are deeply rooted, most significantly changes in marriage, fertility and the roles men and women play in family and paid employment. Other common trends have their basis in the economy, including changing demands for skilled and unskilled, full- and part-time workers. In a number of countries also public expenditure is increasingly tightly constrained. Common consequences have been increased numbers of sole parents and high rates of poverty among them. The social policy responses of a variety of governments have also had common elements. These have been concerned to address the scale of public expenditure of sole parents, the adequacy of public income support levels, the role of noncustodial parents, and barriers to the workforce participation of sole parents. The Conference, Sole Parents and Public Policy, examined the policy framework for sole parents taking shape in present-day Australia. The papers published here featured discussion across the broad spectrum of issues and policy instruments. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0733401341 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Policy Research Centre en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Reports and Proceedings en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Sole parents en_US
dc.subject.other Australia en_US
dc.subject.other Government expenditure en_US
dc.subject.other Labour market en_US
dc.subject.other United Kingdom en_US
dc.title Sole Parents and Public Policy, Proceedings of a Conference held in Sydney, 30 August 1990 en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
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unsw.description.notePublic Conference papers. ‘Opening Address’ by Con Sciacca, MP. ‘Lone Parents in the United Kingdom: Policy Choices and Constraints’ by Jane Millar. ‘The Labour Supply Behaviour of Single Mothers and Married Mothers in Australia’ by Russell Ross and Peter Saunders. ‘Workforce Barriers for Sole Mothers Australia’ by Maureen Colledge. ‘The JET Program’ by Cathy Walters. ‘Single Parents of Non-English Speaking Backgrounds’ by Bettina Cass, Marie Wilkinson and Anne Webb. ‘Evaluation of the Child Support Scheme. Stage 1’ by Margaret Harrison. en_US
unsw.identifier.doi Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofworkingpapernumber 89 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Whiteford, Peter, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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