The project aims to exploit an opportunity provided by the Global Financial Crisis to assess impact of economic downturn.
Australian Research Council (Linkage Learned Academies Special Projects)
It has assembled an interdisciplinary team to study the effects of the severity of the downturn on family income and employment, non-market production, family functioning and child well-being in Australia, the US and the UK, using existing major data sets. The project's findings will improve the evidence base for formulation of policy, provide important evidence about different policy settings in aiding recovery, and allow for better targeting of welfare expenditure. It will also demonstrate the practical value of advances in social science knowledge and provide valuable training and opportunities for early and mid career scholars.
Key RMIT researchers: Sara Charlesworth