Latest HILDA survey shows Australian families struggle with childcare costs, mortgages and poverty

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Wed 2 August 2017

6 mins

If you have trouble making ends meet every month, the latest Melbourne University’s HILDA (Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey) snapshot explains why. The survey follows the lives of over 17,000 Australians each year.

Nicole Lessio, Acting Executive Director of The Parenthood, takes us through the findings and how they relate to families.

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