Does having jobless parents damage a child's future?

Melbourne Institute Research Insight No. 04/19

Date: November 2019


Irma Mooi-Reci
Mark Wooden
Matthew Curry


Growing up in a household where parents are jobless exposes many Australian children to a lifelong cycle of disadvantage. This study provides insight into the factors driving the transmission of joblessness from one generation to the next and identifies where interventions to help break the cycle would be most effective.

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