Welfare Fraud, Work Incentives and Income Support for the Unemployed Bradbury, Bruce en_US 2021-11-25T12:32:37Z 2021-11-25T12:32:37Z 1988 en_US
dc.description.abstract Recent years have seen an increasing prevalence in Australia of the view that many of those receiving unemployment benefit are 'cheating' the system, either by direct fraud, or by lack of willingness to find employment. This paper addresses these issues in three sections. First, via a review of available information on the work incentive effects of unemployment benefits; second, with an analysis of statistical trends which some commentators claim show evidence of increasing fraud; and third, through a broader consideration of the structure of the income support system for the unemployed. It is concluded that whilst the level of benefit may have some effect on job search effort, other factors are probably more important, and that evidence of increasing fraud is unclear. These issues are placed in the wider context of the re-structuring of the system of income support for the unemployed. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0858237490 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1031-9689 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Welfare Research Centre, UNSW en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Social Welfare Research Centre discussion papers 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 Welfare fraud en_US
dc.subject.other Work incentives en_US
dc.subject.other Unemployed en_US
dc.title Welfare Fraud, Work Incentives and Income Support for the Unemployed 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 2 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Bradbury, Bruce, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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