'Money Management': Preliminary Findings from Our New Zealand Interviews

New Zealand’s compulsory income management policy - ‘money management’ - is significantly different from the Australian policy. It targets young people, and is embedded within a larger scheme of social, financial and educational support and mentoring.

In this podcast, Associate Professor Louise Humpage summarises the main findings from her recent report ‘YOUTH SERVICES AND MONEY MANAGEMENT IN NEW ZEALAND: PRELIMINARY RESEARCH FINDINGS’. She explains that while money management was introduced with good intentions, it has had serious negative consequences for some benefit recipients.

Conditional Welfare Project