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Estimates of poverty and social exclusion in Australia : a multidimensional approach /

by Scutella, Rosanna | Wilkins, Roger | Kostenko, Weiping | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: We measure the extent of poverty and social exclusion in Australia using data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey. For each individual, we construct a measure of social exclusion that recognises its multidimensionality, including its potential variability in depth at a point in time and in persistence over time. We distinguish seven dimensions or domains, as proposed in Scutella et al. (2009): material resources; employment; education and skills; health and disability; social; community; and personal safety. For each of these seven domains, several indicators of social exclusion are produced. A simple 'sum-score' method is then used to estimate the extent or depth of exclusion, with our measure a function of both the number of domains in which exclusion is experienced and the number of indicators of exclusion present within each domain. Sensitivity of findings to alternative weighting regimes for the indicators and to alternative methods, proposed by Capellari and Jenkins (2007), is examined. Persistence of exclusion is also briefly considered. Our exclusion measure identifies 20 to 30 per cent of the Australian population aged 15 years and over as experiencing 'marginal exclusion' at any given point in time. Four to six per cent are 'deeply excluded', and less than one per cent are 'very deeply excluded'. We find that, although there are commonalities in the demographic composition of the socially excluded and the income poor, there are also some important differences. For example, persons 65 years and over represent a much smaller share of the most excluded group than they do of the 'poorest'; and couple and single families with children represent a larger share of the excluded than they do of the poor.Availability: (1)

Devolution's impact on low-income people and places /

by McCormick, Jim | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Harrop, Anne.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2010 Round-upSummary: This Round-up considers the impact devolution has had for lowincome people and places to date. Reports commissioned by JRF explored broad trends in social and economic disadvantage as well as policy developments in four areas which could make a significant difference to people affected by poverty: housing and homelessness; employment; neighbourhood regeneration; and long-term care for older people.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A modern framework for measuring poverty and basic economic security /

by Fremstad, Shawn | Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Publisher: Washington, DC Center for Economic and Policy Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Bibliography : p. 54-61Summary: A US study proposing a new framework for measuring poverty and basic economic security in the United States. Instead of being limited to the 'extremely-low-income-only' approach the current poverty line and administration's proposed Supplemental Income Poverty Measure (SIPM) represent, this framework should utilize measures of low income and other forms of economic hardship related to low incomeAvailability: (1)

The development of multidimensional poverty in Germany 1985-2007 /

by Busch, Christopher | Institute for the Study of Labor | Peichl, Andreas.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2010 Bibliography : p. 31-33 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This paper deals with concepts of multidimensional poverty measurement and applies them to Germany. Three concepts of poverty are examined and included into one multidimensional approach: economic well being, capability and social exclusion. The empirical application relies on indices introduced by Bourguigon and Chakravarty (2003), and Alkire and Foster (2008). It uses data from the German Socio-Economic Panel study. The indices are tested for their robustness in several aspects, and the influence of changing levels of substitutability between achievements on the poverty dimensions is examined. It transpires that the depth of poverty is relatively stable for the period 1985 to 2007. A structural analysis of the poor in 2007 reveals that the group at greatest risk of poverty is the unemployed.Availability: (1)

State of the nation report : poverty, worklessness and welfare dependency in the UK /

by Great Britain. Cabinet Office.

Publisher: London, U.K. Cabinet Office 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2010Summary: Addressing poverty and inequality in Britain is at the heart of our agenda for government. It is unacceptable that, in one of the wealthiest nations in the world, millions of adults and children are living in poverty. Whole communities are existing at the margins of society, trapped in dependency and unable to progress. In these areas aspiration and social mobility disappear, leaving disadvantaged children to become disadvantaged adultAvailability: (1)

No new start /

by Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory.

Publisher: Blackburn, Vic. Salvation Army 2014Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2014 Includes bibliographic referencesSummary: This Economic and Social Impact Survey (ESIS) 2014 is the third consecutive report by The Salvation Army Australia into the levels of deprivation and disadvantage experienced by those within our communities who need to access Emergency Relief (ER) services. The ESIS reports give voice to those most disadvantaged and disenfranchised within our communities, and advocates strongly for a more just and equitable approach to addressing the needs and disadvantage experienced by many.Availability: (1)

Poverty in Australia in 1990 /

by Harding, Ann.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. unpub. 1992Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper presented at the Third National Social Research Conference University of Western Sydney, 29 June - 2 July 1992Summary: The paper presents estimates of the total number of families in poverty in 1989/1990 based upon the newly released 1990 Survey of Income and Housing unit record tape. Poverty rates for different types of families (such as the aged and sole parents) are also examined, using a range of different types of families (such as the aged and sole parents) are also examined, using a range of different poverty lines. Estimates of how far families fall below the poverty line, both in aggregate and for different types of families, are also provided.Availability: (1)

The changing face of Australian poverty : a comparison of 1996 estimates and the 1972-73 findings from the Commission of Inquiry. /

by King, Anthony.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra 1997Description: PDF.Other title: NATSEM. Discussion paper ; no. 23.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 1997. This paper is the extended version of a chapter prepared for Australian poverty: then and now -- p. iv. At head of title: NATSEMAvailability: (1)

Measuring the numbers of people in poverty . /

by Winter, Geoff.

Publisher: [Canberra, A.C.T.] Department of the Parliamentary Library 2000Description: 2 leaves.Notes: 30 May 2000Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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