Improving Work Incentives in a Means-tested Welfare System: The 1994 Australian Social Security Reforms Saunders, Peter en_US 2021-11-25T12:33:36Z 2021-11-25T12:33:36Z 1995 en_US
dc.description.abstract The dramatic rise in unemployment after 1990, particularly long-term unemployment, prompted the Australian Government to establish an expert committee to advise it on how best to respond to these developments. The release in 1994 of a White Paper on Employment and Growth foreshadowed a range of reforms in a number of areas. The expansion of labour market programs for the long-term unemployed was a central feature of the overall package, but so too were a number of significant reforms of the social security system. A major goal of these reforms is to provide a social security system more consistent with current labour market trends, and one which, whilst still heavily targeted, is designed to provide increased work incentives. This paper explains the nature of the social security reforms and analyses their impact, focusing on their consequences for incentives to increase participation in paid work. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0733410561 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
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title Improving Work Incentives in a Means-tested Welfare System: The 1994 Australian Social Security Reforms en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
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unsw.identifier.doi Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofworkingpapernumber 56 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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