Reforming youth allowance : the independent-at-Home category /
By: Chapman, Bruce
Contributor(s): Lounkaew, KiatananthaPublisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University 2009Description: PDFSubject(s): Youth | Youth Allowance | Education | Welfare Reform | Income Support | Independence | Independent Living Skills See Living Skills | Living Skills | Household, Income And Labour Dynamics In Australia Survey (hilda) | YouthOnline Resources: Electronic copy
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Several of the Youth Allowance eligibility criteria for independent status were subject to severe criticism in the recent Review of Australian Higher Education (2008). ; Specifically, it seems to be the case that many students are able to qualify for socalled ?independent-at-home? financial support even though they may be living in circumstances of relative economic advantage. The paper examines the policy and ; statistical basis for these claims with the use of data from the HILDA survey and reports apparently strong support for the notion that the rules result in important ; inequities; the evidence was important to the deliberations of the Review Committee. ; The Commonwealth Government has recently announced changes to YA consistent with these findings.