Everyone counts: Uncovering patterns of Newstart Allowance

Dina Bowman, Marcus Banks, Peter Whiteford, Ashton de Silva, Nandini Anantharama, Zsuzsanna Csereklyei, Shelley Mallett

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Abstract

    Our analysis of administrative social security data aimed to gain a clearer understanding of income volatility in Australia. The focus is on unemployed and underemployed Australians who received Newstart Allowance (NSA1)—a group of individuals highly exposed to the risks of financial insecurity. The study drew on DOMINO (Data Over Multiple Individual Occurrences), a Department of Social Services database that records all interactions with Centrelink since 2001. This daily, event-based data provides an important opportunity to track individual patterns of NSA receipt over a 16-year period (2001–2016).
    Original languageEnglish
    Commissioning bodyBrotherhood of St Laurence
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

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