Vulnerable children more likely to need welfare: new research

Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Dan Jervis-Bardy
June 15 2021 - 2:00pm
Children who have lived in out-of-home care are more likely to receive welfare payments. Picture: Shutterstock.

Children who have lived in a foster home or in kinship care are far more likely to be on welfare in young adulthood than the rest of the population, landmark research has found.

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Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.

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