More Civil Societies with Eva Cox

Should the welfare system be entirely focused on paid workers? What about unpaid works such as taking care of a child? In this episode of More Civil Societies Eva Cox examines the archaic obsession of paid workers in the welfare system and how that contributes to its failure.

A product of the 19th century, the welfare system in Australia has an overwhelming focus on putting people back into the workforce, even though some cannot or should not work, such as those taking care of children or those living in remote areas. Eva argues that a more modern perspective on the welfare system should be adopted.

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