Bray, Rob; Gray, Matthew; Hand, Kelly
Australia has been experimenting with constraining the ways in which welfare recipients can spend their income support payments, essentially limiting their ability to access cash and requiring half of the payment to be spent on ‘basics’. The policy objectives were to reduce spending on alcohol and tobacco in favour of meeting ‘basic’ family needs, especially for children, limit the scope for financial harassment, encourage pro-social behaviours and build financial capabilities. The policy has...[Show more]
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