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An Overview of Australia's System of Income and Employment Assistance for the Unemployed


  • Peter Davidson

    (University of New South Wales)

  • Peter Whiteford

    (University of New South Wales)


This report provides an overview of Australia’s labour market policies, with a focus on income support benefits and employment assistance for people of working age. It traces historical developments partly since 1990 and since 1978 in the case of some data series... Ce rapport donne une vue d’ensemble des politiques du marché du travail de l’Australie, l’étude portant plus particulièrement sur les prestations de garantie de revenu et l’aide à l’emploi pour les personnes d’âge actif. L’historique de ces politiques est retracé, pour partie, depuis 1990 et, pour certaines séries de données, depuis 1978.

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  • Peter Davidson & Peter Whiteford, 2012. "An Overview of Australia's System of Income and Employment Assistance for the Unemployed," OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers 129, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:elsaab:129-en

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    • H53 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
    • H83 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - Public Administration
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies


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