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OECD Economic Surveys : Australia /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD 1972 -Description: Various volumes.Online Access: Website Notes: Annual series publication 1999-2000 ; 2000-2001 ; 2003-2004 ; 2004 ; 2006 ; 2008 ; 2010 ; 2012 ; 2014 ; 2017 ; 2018 ; 2021 Publications also available to read online. Summary: OECD’s periodic surveys of the Australian economy. Each edition surveys the major challenges faced by the country, evaluates the short-term outlook, and makes specific policy recommendations. Special chapters take a more detailed look at specific challenges. Extensive statistical information is included in charts and graphs. [Publisher website]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (10).

Placing the social economy. /

by Amin, Ash | Cameron, Angus | Hudson, Ray.

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 2002Description: 147 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. See references to Bromley-by-Bow Centre, p.107,111-112Summary: This book examines the role of the social economy non-profit activities designed to combat social exclusion by selling socially useful goods and services in the marketplace. The authors, geographers by profession, analyse experience of the social economy in the United Kingdom, with particular attention to four urban areas (Bristol, Tower Hamlets in London, Middlesbrough and Glasgow). > > They conclude that there is no model of best practice that can simply be transplanted, partly because local context (for example, the support of the local government authority, or the history of volunteer sector activity) is an important influence, and partly because success may be related to meeting specific local needs rather than to generating a certain number of jobs. They argue that the social economy generally remains highly dependent upon the state, serving as a different way of using and distributing resources than as a way of generating them; and that it tends not to be sustained by local community resources alone. Therefore expectations in the UK and increasingly in the EU that the social economy can be a major source of jobs, regeneration and welfare provision are unrealistic. Instead, the most effective social enterprises can open up new possibilities and networks for people who have been restricted by the limited resources of poor places . The social economy should therefore be strengthened as a sector complementary to both the state and the market, not as a substitute for either.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The price of prosperity : the economic and social costs of unemployment. /

by Saunders, Peter (ed.) | Taylor, Richard (ed.).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. UNSW Press 2002Description: xiii, 278 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Unemployment and family life. /

by Taylor, Janet.

In: Saunders, Peter (ed.) The price of prosperity : the economic and social costs of unemploymentPublisher: 2002Description: p. 65-85.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Rec. no. for book: B11056 Includes bibliographical references indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).
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Perspectives on welfare : ideas, ideologies and policy debates. /

by Deacon, Alan.

Publisher: Buckingham, U.K. Open University Press 2002Description: xiv, 153p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Childhood poverty and social exclusion : from a child's perspective. /

by Ridge, Tess.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2002Description: v, 178 p.Notes: October 2002 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"Barriers to employment" : why jobs are hard to get if you live on the high rise estates in the City of Yarra. /

by Hodcroft, David.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Jesuit Social Services 2003Description: 36 p.Notes: January 2003 Includes bibliographical references (p. 32-33) Website : http://www.jss.org.au A research project of the Ignatius Centre for Policy and Research, Jesuit Social Services -- cover.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Poverty in Australia : beyond the rhetoric. /

by Saunders, Peter | Tsumori, Kayoki.

Publisher: St. Leonards, NSW Centre for Independent Studies Limited 2002Description: xiv, 121p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Multi-agency working : an audit of activity. /

by Atkinson, Mary | National Foundation for Educational Research | Wilkin, Anne | Stott, Alison.

Publisher: Slough, Berks. National Foundation for Educational Research 2001Description: ii, 58 p.Notes: February 2001 LGAresearch ; report 17 -- coverAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Understanding social exclusion /

by Hills, John (ed.) | Le Grand, Julian (ed.) | Piachaud, David (ed.).

Publisher: Oxford, U.K. Oxford University Press 2002Description: xiv, 274 p.Notes: 17/07/2008 - MISSING 09/02/2011 ORDERED REPLACEMENT COPY Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Introduction / Tania Burchardt, Julian Le Grand and David Piachaud -- 2. Social exclusion, social isolation and the distribution of income / Brian Barry -- 3. Degrees of exclusion : developing a dynamic, multidimensional measure / Tania Burchardt, Julian Le Grand and David Piachaud -- 4. The dynamics of poverty in Britain / Simon Burgess and Carol Propper -- 5. Social exclusion and the generations / John Hobcraft -- 6. Disadvantage and demography - Chicken and egg? / Kathleen Kiernan -- 7. Low-paid work : drip-feeding the poor / Abigail McKnight -- 8. Social exclusion and neighbourhoods / Ruth Lupton and Anne Power -- 9. Child poverty / David Piachaud and Holly Sutherland -- 10. Response and prevention in the British welfare state / Phil Agulnik, Tania Burchardt and Martin Evans -- 11. Preventing social exclusion : education's contribution / Jo Sparkes and Howard Glennerster -- 12. Community, neighbourhood and social infrastructure / Liz Richardson and Katharine Mumford -- 13. Does a focus on `social exclusion' change the policy response? / John Hills.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Eleven plus : life chances and family income

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Fraser, Alex.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2003Description: xiv, 230 p.Online Access: Electronic copy | Summary Notes: Includes PDF to Eleven plus : life chances and family summary.Summary: The seventh in the Life Chances series, this report explores the lives of the 142 children aged 11 and 12 who have been part of the longitudinal study since they were infants. It examines the changes experienced by the children and their families in family structure, income, employment, housing and health. It presents the children's own perceptions of their lives at home and at school as well as raising issues of social exclusion and educational disadvantage.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Politics of social exclusion : refugees on Temporary Protection Visa in Victoria : a research report on the impact of the Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) on asylum seekers, services providers, and community organisations. /

by Mansouri, Fethi | Bagdas, Melek.

Publisher: Geelong, Vic. Deakin University 2002Description: [vii] 119p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The politics of exclusion and denial : the mental health costs of Australia's refugee policy. /

by Steel, Zachary.

Publisher: Hobart, Tas. University of New South Wales 2003Description: 29p., [5p.].Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 38th Congress Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Hobart, 12-15 May, 2003Availability: (1)

The new economy revisited : an initial analysis of the digital divide among financially disadvantaged families /

by McLaren, Jennifer | The Smith Family | Zappala, Gianni.

Publisher: Camperdown, N.S.W. Research and Social Policy Team, The Smith Family 2002Description: viii, 28 p. ill.Other title: The Smith Family. Research and Social Policy Team background.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2002 Summary: This paper presents new data on the access and usage of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), in particular, computers and the Internet, by households and children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. The existence of unequal access and usage of ICT across the population – the ‘digital divide’, is compounding disadvantage for some, because having access to ICT is becoming so central to being able to fully participate in the economic, social, political and cultural spheres of society. This is the first of several publications that provides empirical data to complement previous conceptual work on the ‘new economy’ and the digital divide. This paper focuses on what has been termed the ‘A’ of the ‘ABCs of the digital divide’ – Access, Basic Training and Content. The data come from a survey aimed at collecting benchmark data on computer and Internet access and usage among students and families on The Smith Family’s Learning for Life (LFL) program. Availability: (1)

A thousand yellow envelopes : providing support to Temporary Protection Visa refugees. /

by Hannan, Ainslie.

Publisher: 2003Description: p. 156-168.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Rec. no. for book : B11653 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Social policy : a conceptual and theoretical introduction. /

by Lavalette, Michael (ed.) | Pratt, Alan (ed.).

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: London, U.K. Sage Publications 2001Description: 300 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 274-293) and index. Contents: 1. Introduction -- Part One: Theoretical approaches -- 2. Towards a `new' social democracy -- 3. Marxism and social welfare -- Part Two: Critical perspectives -- 5. Feminist critiques of social policy -- 6. Racism and social policy -- 7. Social policy and homosexuality -- 8. Postmodernism and social welfare : a critique -- Part Three: Issues and debates -- 9. Distributive justice and social policy -- 10. What's in a name? Poverty, the underclass and social exclusion -- 11. New labour and managerialism : privatizing [ privatising] the welfare state -- 12. Ageing ; ageing population and pensions -- 13. Children, social policy and the state -- 14. Universalism or selectivism? The provision of services in the modern welfare state.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Past it at 40? : a grassroots view of ageism and discrimination in employment. /

by SMA Associates.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2002Description: v, 61 p.Notes: A report undertaken for the Third Age Foundation by SMA Associates, a specialist organisation focusing on socioeconomic and regeneration issues, poverty and social exclusion. Researchers: Margaret Bass (jobseekers) ; Kemal Ahson (employers) Writer: Lucy Gaster ; Third Age Foundation: Sylvia Francis.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social networks and social exclusion : sociological and policy perspectives. /

by Phillipson, Chris (ed.) | Allan, Graham (ed.) | Morgan, David (ed.).

Publisher: Aldershot, Hants Ashgate Publishing 2003Description: xiv, 276 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. "This book originated from a seminar series entitled Social networks and social exclusion : conceptual and public policy issues" Contents: 1. Introduction / Chris Phillipson, Graham Allan and David Morgan -- 2. Social networks and social exclusion : an overview of the debate / Graham Crow --3. Measuring social networks and assessing their benefits / James Lubben and Melanie Gironda -- 4. Social networks and social support in later life / Chris Phillipson -- 5. Networks and neighbourhoods : children's accounts of friendship, family and place / Virginia Morrow -- 6. Capturing personal communities / Ray Pahl and Liz Spencer -- 7. Cultural capital, social networks and social contexts : cultural orientations toward spare time practices in a new town / Dale Southerton -- 8. Diversity in partnership histories : implications for older adults' social integration / Pearl A. Dykstra -- 9. Social networks as mediators between the harsh circumstances of people's lives, and their lived experience of health and well-being / Vicky Cattell -- 10. Older people in urban neighbourhoods : addressing the risk of social exclusion in later life / Thomas Scharf and Allison E. Smith -- 11. Can government influence our friendships? : the range and limits of tools for trying to shape solidarities / Perri 6 -- 12. Community issues and social networks / Marilyn Taylor -- 13. Public policy and social networks : just how `socially aware' is the policy-making process? / Vicky Nash.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Can social exclusion provide a new framework for measuring poverty?

by Saunders, Peter | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2003Description: 19 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: October 2003Summary: This paper examines how the concept of social exclusion has evolved in the academic and policy debate in Australia in the last five years or so. It does not attempt to do this comprehensively, but illustrates some of the most important developments, in the process reflecting on some of the issues raised in earlier Australian contribution to the social exclusion literature. The paper is organised around three principal themes: concepts; measurement; and policy. One of the most attractive features of social exclusion is that it broadens the conventional framework that identifies poverty as a lack of resources relative to needs. In this respect, exclusion can be seen as extending other attempts to broader the resource notion of income poverty, specifically those associated with Townsend’s notion of relative deprivation Sen’s more recent ideas of functioning and capability. A range of issues raised in recent debate over the measurement of poverty and in related developments are then reviewed to illustrate the potential advantages of adopting a framework focused around the idea of social exclusion and how different dimensions of exclusion can be identified and quantified. Finally, evidence and experience from the UK and EC are used to show how an exclusion approach can help to promote, not replace, the need for additional work on poverty as conventionally defined and analysed. The paper concludes by arguing that researchers need to think more strategically about how research on exclusion and poverty can exert influence on those setting the policy agenda.Availability: (1)

Social inclusion : Australian Social Policy Conference 2003, 9-11 July 2003, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia /

by University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2003Description: HTML.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Program & AbstractsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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