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New evidence suggests we may need to rethink policies aimed at poverty

  • Written by Nicolas Herault, Academic, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne
New evidence suggests we may need to rethink policies aimed at povertyFewer people who were homeless or at risk of being homeless exited poverty than in the general populationShutterstock

Poverty is often perceived as an ongoing problem for only a very small number of people, and for most households it is a temporary phase that does not last long.

But less than 15% of the most disadvantaged people in Australia exit...