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The distribution and financial impacts of the new Australian Child Support Scheme: A 'before and day-after reform' comparison of assessed liability

Smyth, Bruce; Henman, Paul


Sweeping changes to the Australian Child Support Scheme were recently introduced, featuring a dramatically different system for the calculation of child support. The reforms were intended to respond to ongoing concerns about equity and changes in social expectations and practices in gender, work and parenting. The extent to which the new Scheme is 'fairer' and will improve the wellbeing of children and their families needs to be tested. Drawing on published Government data, this article...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Family Studies
DOI: 10.5172/jfs.16.1.5


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