Don't forget long term. I personally know someone who has virtually never worked. She lives in government housing, gets as much government assistance as possible. Never wants to work.
When she is at retiring age and for pension what then? She has no super, she has no partner. Nothing like that, my family took in her elderest and when she moved away for her job she took her brother. But her sister is still with the mum and is home schooled ( I don't have anything against home schooling) she young girl knows nothing, she would never be able to find work and will probably end up like the mum who got pregnant with children to all different fathers for the benefits
Or the people who never return to work then whinge the government doesn't pay them enough in supplements or in allowances.