Minimum cost of raising a child is now $140 a week

 

'Research published by the Australian Institute of Family studies on Tuesday sets an updated benchmark for the weekly cost of raising children in unemployed and low-income families. It finds the minimum cost of raising one child ranges from $140 to $170 a week.

The figures are likely to influence future calls for an increase to the minimum wage and income support.'

Miki Perkins is a senior journalist and Social Affairs Editor at The Age reports

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