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Measuring the social impact of Income Management in the Northern Territory: An updated analysis

Bray, Rob

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Income management policies have been in place in the Northern Territory since 2007. These policies limit how recipients of government income support payments can spend a proportion of these funds. The policies were initially directed at Indigenous Australians who remain the major group on the program. The objective of the policy was to improve individual and community outcomes. Around one third of the Northern Territory Indigenous population aged 15 years and over have been subject to the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBray, Rob
dc.contributor.otherAustralian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
dc.coverage.spatialAustralia
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-29T06:06:49Z
dc.date.available2020-05-29T06:06:49Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/204719
dc.description.abstractIncome management policies have been in place in the Northern Territory since 2007. These policies limit how recipients of government income support payments can spend a proportion of these funds. The policies were initially directed at Indigenous Australians who remain the major group on the program. The objective of the policy was to improve individual and community outcomes. Around one third of the Northern Territory Indigenous population aged 15 years and over have been subject to the policy. Initial evaluation findings could not identify any such gains at the community level. This paper extends the analysis undertaken in the 2014 evaluation using contemporary data covering child health and wellbeing, education, crime and alcohol consumption. It confirms the previous finding of an absence of evidence of discernible, positive benefits across these measures which could be attributed to the policies.
dc.format# pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT: Australian National University, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTopical Issue (Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University); Vol. #, no. # (20YY)
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCAEPR Topical Issue; Vol. #, no. # (20YY)
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Paper (Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University); No. ###/20YY
dc.relation.ispartofseries2016 Census Paper (Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University); No. ##
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.subjectIncome management
dc.subjectIndigenous Australians
dc.subjectSocial policy
dc.subjectProgram evaluation
dc.subjectCommunity wellbeing
dc.subject.lcshAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
dc.titleMeasuring the social impact of Income Management in the Northern Territory: An updated analysis
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.identifier.absfor169902 - Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
local.publisher.urlhttp://caepr.cass.anu.edu.au/research/publications
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBray, Rob, CRMS, The Australian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5ed0e50bd56dc
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
local.mintdoimint
CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)

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