Youth Allowance evaluation: summaries of survey findings

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Australia. Department of Family and Community Services (FACS)


Youth Allowance (YA) is an income support scheme for students aged 16 to 24 years and jobseekers aged 16 to 21 years. The payment was introduced by the Australian government at the beginning of July 1998 to address concerns that previous income support arrangements for young people were inadequate and not supportive of young people to be in full-time education or training. The main objectives of YA are: to ensure that young people receive adequate income support whilst studying, seeking work, or preparing for work; to encourage young people to undertake further education and training to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Income; Research; Economics; Policy; Students; Finance; Evaluation

Keywords: Survey; Government policy; Economic conditions; Social policy; Student allowance; Program evaluation

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Department of Family and Community Services, 2001

Physical description: 66 p.

Related items: TD/TNC 69.536; TD/TNC 69.537

ISBN: 064277014X

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 69.538

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