Bold experiment in social welfare can still shape Australia—22 March 2018

A new book on Australian and international social welfare programs over the past forty years has been published by Australian Research Council (ARC) funded researchers based at The Flinders University of South Australia, Federation University Australia and the University of the Sunshine Coast. 

The collection, The State of Welfare, explores the influence of these programs throughout the Australian community and internationally.

“When we first started looking at social policy in the 1970s in Australia through our ARC grant we realised there was so much to learn from international comparisons,” says Professor Erik Eklund, a co-editor of the book, who is based at Federation University Australia.

“The edited collection, The State of Welfare, arose out of our attempts to bring together colleagues from Canada, New Zealand, Germany, Ireland and Sweden in order to understand this period and some of the global changes that were occurring.

The project 'Bold Experiment: An historical evaluation of the Australian Assistance Plan' was funded through the ARC's Discovery Projects scheme.

Media Issued by Federation University Australia.

 

Image: Professor Erik Eklund, a co-editor of the book, who is based at Federation University Australia.
Credit: Federation University Australia

Original Published Date: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018