Intergenerational transmission of disadvantage in Australia

Intergenerational transmission of disadvantage in Australia

3 October 2019

This report looks at how socioeconomic disadvantage is transmitted from one generation to the next, focusing on the role of income and welfare.

This report has been published by the Life Course Centre at the University of Queensland. It has also been published as a special chapter within 'Australia's welfare 2019' by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

The report investigates whether Australian parents pass on some part of their social and economic position to their children, and whether growing up in a welfare-reliant family is associated with long-term disadvantage in adulthood. It presents an overview of the evidence and compares social mobility in Australia and overseas.

Access the report version via the LLC website.

Access the chapter version via the AIHW website.

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