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The contribution of financial hardship, socioeconomic position and physical health to mental health problems among welfare recipients

Kiely, Kim M.; Butterworth, Peter

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Recent changes to income support payments for single parents have prompted public debate about the financial adequacy of Newstart allowance and other welfare payments. Currently, the Newstart Allowance for a single person with no dependents is $501.00 per fortnight. The inadequacy of these payments has been highlighted by studies estimating that recipients of unemployment payments spend 122% of their income on daily living expenses, and 75% of Newstart recipients are reported to live in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-12
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/12656
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37.6 (2013): 589-590
DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12121

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