Defining poverty and identifying the poor : reflections on the Australian experience. /Series: no. 84Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1998ISBN: 9780733404825; 0733404820Subject(s): Poverty Research | Cost And Standard Of Living | Guaranteed Minimum Income | Household Surveys | Poor | Labour Supply | Wages | Disadvantaged Groups | Labour Market Programs | Poverty Line | University Of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) | Budget Standards Study (bss)DDC classification: 362.5 SAU Online Resources: Electronic copy
June 1998 Revised version of the Plenary Address to the `Conference to Mark the Centenary of Seebohm Rowntree's First Study of Poverty in York,' University of York, England, 18-20 March 1998. Includes bibliographical references.
This paper provides an overview of the historical development of poverty research in Australia, focusing on the impact of Seebohm Rowntree's first study of poverty in York, conducted one hundred years ago. It also reviews some of the recent Australian evidence on the extent of poverty and summarises the debates generated by that research.
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