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Human capital accumulation : education and immigration. /

by Chapman, Bruce | Withers, Glenn.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Graduate Program in Public Policy, Australian National University 2001Description: 28 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2001 Includes bibliographical references Website : http://www.anu.edu.au/pubpol/ht_docs/discussp.htmlAvailability: (1)

Intellectual capital : accumulation and appropriation. /

by Hunter, Laurie.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2002Description: 66 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Communities, social capital and public policy : literature review. /

by Johnson, David | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research | Headey, Bruce | Jensen, Ben.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2003Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (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).

Social enterprise in Anytown. /

by Pearce, John.

Publisher: London, U.K. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation 2003Description: 192 p.Notes: Includes a chapter by Allan Kay Replacement copy September 2007Summary: In the context of the increasing profile of social enterprise in the United Kingdom, Pearce describes how social enterprises differ from private businesses and from public agencies, and how the world of social enterprises has changed since the early 1990s. > The book begins with the ideal story of Anytown, showing how social enterprises can become central to a local economy. Later chapters identify the characteristics of social and community enterprises, the role of social capital, appropriate legal frameworks and a five-stage process of social accounting.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Volunteering : the human face of democracy. /

by Wilkinson, Jennifer | Bittman, Michael.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2002Description: 20 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2002 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: (1)

Social capital norms, networks and practices : a critical evaluation. /

by Patulny, Roger.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2004Description: 32 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2004 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: (1)

Literacy in the new millennium . /

by Lonsdale, Michele | McCurry, Doug.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr2L02.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:17:04 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: No items available

After neoliberalism : the social investment state?

by Smyth, Paul | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nelms, Lucy | Perkins, Daniel.

Publisher: 2004Description: 17 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 15-17) Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013 )Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Putting a positive gloss on welfare state de-structuring? : recent British experience /

by Jones Finer, Catherine | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2004Description: 14 p.Other title: Social policy working paper ; no. 2.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 13-14) September 2004 This paper is developed from a presentation at a symposium `From welfare state to social investment state?' hosted by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, University of Melbourne Centre for Public Policy and Victorian Council of Social Services in Melbourne on 5 July 2004.Summary: Catherine Finer traces social policy developments in Britain since the post World War 2 emergence of the welfare state, paying particular attention to the way such developments have been presented by politicians, academics and the media. She argues that in spite of the rhetoric of the ‘Thatcher revolution’ and the ‘Third Way’ and social investment, the reality has involved far less transformation of policy and of the socio-political landscape than proponents of the successive policies claimed.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Beyond neo-liberalism : the social investment state? /

by Perkins, Daniel | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nelms, Lucy | Smyth, Paul.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2004Description: 18 p.Other title: Social policy working paper ; no. 3.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 15-18) October 2004 An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) Congress held 4-6 August 2004. Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013Summary: The authors explore the concept of the ‘social investment state’ examining major writings in which it has been developed. They consider policy developments in the United Kingdom and the European Union which exemplify the model, and reflect on elements of it which are emerging (though less explicitly at the federal level) in Australia. They argue that strengths of the social investment model include its reuniting of economic and social policy, its commitment to equality of opportunity and its fostering of economic participation (with the caution that participation is often too narrowly defined).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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The benefits of an ageing population. /

by Healy, Judith.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Australia Institute 2004Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2004 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This paper counters the pessimistic view that Australia s ageing population will be a costly burden to future generations, by identifying some of the benefits and opportunities which will result from a surge in the number of retirees who are active and healthy, independent and with time on their hands. While conceding that wealth and health are not shared equally across this age-group, the author points to positive contributions which older people can and do make to families, to the community and to public institutions.Availability: (1)

VET and social capital : a paper on the contribution of the VET sector to social capital in communities. /

by Kearns, Peter.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr3115e.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:20:26 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social capital and community building : spinning straw into gold. /

by Leonard, Rosemary | Onyx, Jenny.

Publisher: London, U.K. Janus Publishing Company Ltd 2004Description: 217 p. : ill.Notes: Bibliography: p. 201-217Summary: Social capital the invisible resource which is created whenever people cooperate (p.1, drawing on Coleman 1990 & 1988) has become a buzzword of the new millennium. The authors draw on Australian and overseas examples to explore which activities contribute to our store of social capital, and which ones are likely to deplete it or redirect it for private gain.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Indicators of community strength in Victoria . /

by Victoria. Department of Victorian Communities. Strategic Policy and.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Department 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dvc.vic.gov.au/web14/dvc/rwpgslib.nsf/8CF90DC96788CB47CA2569D600063621/5C594A766EA8C709CA25705F00147335/Summary: This report examines eleven indicators of community strength such as feeling safe in the streets after dark, being able to have a say on local issues, volunteering, and having networks of people who can provide support in a crisis. The report examines time trends (2001-2003), population groups and the results of a pilot of the indicators measured at the small geographic level (local government area). The indicators quantify some of the key functions of communities as places that provide opportunities for participation and social support, and that build social capital.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The persistence of long work hours /

by Drago, Robert | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Black, David | Wooden, Mark.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The new development economics : after the Washington Consensus. /

by Jomo, K.S. (ed.) | Fine, Ben (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Zed books 2006Description: xi, 304 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Increasing returns to education : theory and evidence. /

by Booth, Alison | Coles, Melvyn | Gong, Xiaodong.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy Research 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://econrsss.anu.edu.au/pdf/DP522.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:25:35 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Reframing adult literacy and numeracy course outcomes : a social capital perspective. /

by Balatti, Jo | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Black, Stephen | Falk, Ian.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr4L05.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:28:26 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

School vouchers : an evaluation of their impact on education outcomes. /

by Macintosh, Andrew | Wilkinson, Deb.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Australia Institute 2006Description: xii, 82 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: July 2006Summary: This paper considers the likely effects of introducing in Australia a school voucher scheme that is, a universal government education payment per child to parents, who could spend it on a public or private school of their choice. The authors conclude that the claimed benefits are largely unsupported by the available evidence, and that vouchers could have adverse effects on equal opportunity and social cohesion, as well as being expensive.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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