There is a lack of up to date data estimating the extent of poverty among families with children. This leaves a vacuum in public debate on child poverty and policies to reduce it. For example, it means that we are not able to assess the effects of the family package in this year's federal budget on the number of families in financial hardship, or back up arguments for further reform in this area with relevant data. This project will use STINMOD, one of NATSEM's flagship models, to estimate child poverty rates in 2004-05 and compare them earlier estimates from the mid 1990s.
|Short title||Child Poverty in Australia Today|
|Effective start/end date||1/09/04 → 31/10/05|