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Jacob Priergaard


Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Melbourne

Master of Public Policy and Management, University of Melbourne

Contact details

PhD programme

Policy & Governance

Topic title

'Get a good job that pays good money': the constraints and opportunities of institutional history

Topic description

The aim of the research is to address the question: what explains Australia’s policy mix of social security benefits and mutual obligation conditions for the long-term unemployed? In particular the project is exploring the role of institutional and administrative changes in shaping developments in social security policies by analysing changes to unemployment policies, representation and administrative arrangements in Australian social security since 1983.

This PhD is supervised by Laura Davy (primary), Peter Whiteford and Philip Mendes.

Mailing address

Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

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