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Caroline Glendinning and Peter A. Kemp

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348562

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.001.0001

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Disability, poverty and living standards: reviewing Australian evidence and policies1

Disability, poverty and living standards: reviewing Australian evidence and policies1

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(p.63) Six Disability, poverty and living standards: reviewing Australian evidence and policies1
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Cash and care
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Peter Saunders

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348562.003.0006

This chapter examines the circumstances of households that contain disabled members in the context of proposed reforms to the main income support programme for disabled people, the Disability Support Pension. After briefly reviewing the Australian policy context, it compares the economic circumstances of those who have a disability or long-term health condition with those who do not. It then reviews community attitudes to mutual obligation for unemployed people and disabled people (a major theme in the welfare reform debate). The final section summarises the main conclusions of the chapter.

Keywords:   households, disabled people, income support programme, Disability Support Pension, welfare reform

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