When unpaid care work doesn’t count: the commodification of family life

Families Australia

In this paper from the Welfare-to-work conference Helen Cameron discusses aspects of a study into the lives of poor families with young children and examines their fortunes in current policy environments, raised into sharper relief by the latest welfare-to-work shift. Poverty diminishes life chances and contributes to lower levels of human and social opportunity with ramifications that echo down the years in the lives of parents and their children.

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