Income management in Australia: a critical examination of the evidence

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The present study critically examined the arguments and evidence presented in favour of income management with particular reference to the guidelines, methodology and findings of official evaluations conducted by the Commonwealth Government. We identified five key issues that do not seem to be adequately addressed by official evaluations: choice and control, the quality of decision making, consultation with local community members, structural disadvantage and economic cost. We used these concepts to develop a proposed alternative model for assessing the impact of income management on local communities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362 - 372
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Social Welfare
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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