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dc.contributor.authorRoche, Steven
dc.contributor.authorMendes, Philip
dc.contributor.authorMarston, Greg
dc.contributor.authorBielefeld, Shelley
dc.contributor.authorPeterie, Michelle
dc.contributor.authorStaines, Zoe
dc.contributor.authorHumpage, Louise
dc.description.abstractWelfare conditionality, whereby eligibility for income support payments is linked to prescribed forms of behaviour or values, is intended to encourage responsible behaviour in marginalised populations. However in practice, it may have consequences that worsen rather than improve their life chances. One of the most invasive forms of conditional welfare is income management (IM), involving the quarantining of up to 90 per cent of income that cannot be spent on excluded items in order to reduce substance abuse and gambling and enhance financial management and parenting capacity. This qualitative study examines the views of IM participants and community stakeholders in the regional community of Ceduna, Australia. Its findings are presented – pertaining to practical experiences of IM, the impact of IM on participant wellbeing, and community divisions around IM – and the study discusses whether or not it has advanced key program objectives. It is concluded that the negative effects of IM exceed any perceived benefits.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe University of Queensland ARC
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSocial Policy and Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial work
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw in context
dc.titleExamining the Consequences of Welfare Conditionality: A Case Study of Compulsory Income Management in the Regional Community of Ceduna, Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationRoche, S; Mendes, P; Marston, G; Bielefeld, S; Peterie, M; Staines, Z; Humpage, L, Examining the Consequences of Welfare Conditionality: A Case Study of Compulsory Income Management in the Regional Community of Ceduna, Australia, Social Policy and Society
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered in Griffith Research Online as an advanced online version.
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gro.griffith.authorBielefeld, Shelley S.

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