Under a child endowment
program beginning September, 2.38 million families with children aged up to five will receive a government allowance.
Evatt about child endowment
, and Lang's hubris about the passage of family endowment.
The introduction of a "child endowment
" in 1941, much like the family allowance system introduced in Canada three years later, was meant as much to reduce inflationary demands for across-the-board wage increases as to help families.
The committee went on to discuss the inefficiency in having a universal payment, child endowment
, available parallel to the tax deduction, and recommended combining the two.
First, maternalism was a powerful political configuration in Australia from the late nineteenth century onwards and certainly contributed to the formation of the welfare state, which included women's hospitals, child endowment
paid to mothers, infant and maternal welfare clinics and similar advances.
Grants provided by the federal government for child endowment
(in 1941) (2) unemployment, pensions (in 1959), as well as the usual federal grants for education and health were used to reduce the state budget normally spent on those objects.
Anna Haebich, in her book Broken Circles: Fragmenting Indigenous Families 1800-2000, has pointed to the searing irony that white foster families in 1950s NSW were granted child endowment
, plus twenty-five shillings a week, free dental and medical care, clothes and school tuition and uniform expenses for children removed from their mothers because of destitution.
* The Julia Child Endowment
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She shows that in the 1920s Labor party and socialist women developed a three-plank platform of interrelated goals: equal pay, motherhood endowment and child endowment
. Equal pay was a wage based on the job and not the worker's sex.
This allowed for the consolidation of the programs of child endowment
, widows pension, unemployment and sickness benefits, together with the earlier programs of maternity allowance, age and invalid pension, into the characteristically Australian social security system.
A National Health and Medical Research Council inquiry into the declining birth rate in 1944 threw its support behind child endowment
, instituted three years earlier, as a suitable response to the 'problem'.