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A Couples-Based Approach to the Problem of Workless Families

Cobb-Clark, Deborah; Ryan, Christopher; Breunig, Robert


The objective of this paper is to evaluate a 'couples-based'policy intervention designed to reduce the number of Australian families with dependent children in which no adult was in paid employment. Selected women on family benefits (who were partnered with men receiving unemployment benefits) were randomly invited to participate in an interview process designed to identify strategies for increasing economic and social participation. The overall effect of the interview process led to lower...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: The Economic Record
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4932.2006.00357.x


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