Women & Social Security/Transfer Payments Law

WOMEN AND THE LAW IN AUSTRALIA, pp. 424-440, P. Easteal, ed., LexisNexis Butterworths: Sydney, 2010

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 10/93

21 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2010  

Terry Carney

The University of Sydney Law School

Date Written: October 6, 2010

Abstract

Women face special complications in securing social security entitlements. This chapter reviews some selected aspects of Australian social security law and policy to isolate the extent to which discrimination and disadvantage is a product of social security rules or external social factors. It is concluded that current rules create difficulties mainly due to external social forces, but it draws together a number of practical suggestions which social security recipients and their legal advisors might take to secure entitlements.

Keywords: social security, gender discrimination, welfare rights, administration, law

JEL Classification: I30, J71, K10, K30

Suggested Citation

Carney, Terry, Women & Social Security/Transfer Payments Law (October 6, 2010). WOMEN AND THE LAW IN AUSTRALIA, pp. 424-440, P. Easteal, ed., LexisNexis Butterworths: Sydney, 2010; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 10/93. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1688150

Terry Carney (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

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