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Helping or harming? : compulsory Income management in Australia and New Zealand - summary report / Louise Humpage et al.

Contributor(s): Humpage Louise | Peterie, Michelle | Marston, Greg et al
Series: Compulsory Income Management StudyPublisher: Brisbane, Qld. : School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, 2020Description: 15 p. : ill. PDFSubject(s): Income Maintenance Programs | Income Support | Financial Management | Government Policy | New Zealand | Disadvantaged GroupsOnline Resources: DOWNLOAD PDF
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Authors : Louise Humpage ; Michelle Peterie ; Greg Marston ; Philip Mendes ; Shelley Bielefeld ; Zoe Staines

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This research sought to address an important gap in our understanding of CIM through a mixed-methods study of the lived experiences of income managed welfare recipients and their communities. Our team sought to understand more than just whether the policy of CIM is achieving its stated objectives. We explored the effects of the policy on social identity, agency and autonomy. We also investigated legal, ethical and moral questions about the policy paradigm. Key guiding questions for the study included: What are the lived experiences of CIM in Australia and New Zealand, and how to they compare? ; How do experiences of CIM ‘spill-over’ into other areas of people’s lives, impacting their identities, social and economic engagement, and wellbeing? ; How have front-line community workers and other stakeholders responded to the CIM policy agenda?

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