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A challenge to work and welfare : poverty in Australia in the 1990s. /

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

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1995Description: 28 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 1995Availability: (1)

A charge on the community: the poll tax, benefits and the poor. /

by Esam, Peter | Child Poverty Action Group | Oppenheim, Carey.

Publisher: Child Poverty Action Group 1989; Child Poverty Action Group, Local Government Information Unit 1989Description: 152p. Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's future tax system : consultation paper /

by Australia. The Treasury. Tax Design Review Panel.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 2008Description: PDF.Summary: "In August 2008, the Tax Design Review Panel invited submissions to the review, guided by four broad consultation questions: What major challenges facing Australia need to be addressed through the tax-transfer system? What features should the system have in order to respond to these challenges? What are the problems with the current system? What reforms do we need to address these problems? The Panel has received around 500 formal submissions from a wide cross-section of the community and a further 260 pieces of correspondence. In this paper, the Panel outlines the feedback to its consultation questions and provides information intended to help evaluate the views expressed. The Panel then asks a series of further questions intended to guide its forthcoming consultations and its thinking about the fundamental design features that Australia s future tax system might embody. These questions are deliberately open and are provided for general guidance only." -- APO webisteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's future tax system : retirement income consultation paper. /

by Australia. The Treasury. Tax Design Review Panel.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 2008Description: x, 290 p.: ill. tables, graphs.Notes: URL: 'http://taxreview.treasury.gov.au/content/Content.aspx?doc=html/pubs_reports.htm' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:58:00 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: "The retirement income system was substantially changed in the latter part of the last century to respond to one of this century's greater socioeconomic challenges, the ageing of the Australian population. This will increase demand on government support to the aged when the number of individuals of working age is declining. In reviewing the retirement income system, the Panel will focus on the features that are required to best meet the needs of society in the 21st century. This paper highlights key design issues that, in the Panel's view, would benefit from further community discussion before policy directions are determined. The issues are not exhaustive. The Panel has highlighted issues it considers to be central to the design of the retirement income system as it relates to the request in the Treasurer's letter. Consultation is not limited to these issues, although comments are encouraged on broader issues through the consultation process for the Panel's Consultation paper." -- APO webisteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Unity wellbeing index : report on first survey. /

by Cummins, Robert A | Eckersley, Richard | Pallant, Julie.

Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. [Australian Unity] [2001]Description: 21p. : charts.Notes: Includes: The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index; The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index Frequently asked questions; & The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index : results at a glance : Aussies' ratings on personal wellbeing, national wellbeing, specific issues and trends. Media releases: New results from The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index post US attacks; New social indicator set to spark debate on quality of life; & Top ten tips from Australian Unity to help Aussies take charge of their wellbeing.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

AustralianUnity wellbeing index . /

by Cummins, Robert A | Woerner, Jacqui | Tomyn, Adrian | Okerstrom, Erik.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Deakin University. Australian Centre on Quality of Life 2006; Melbourne, Vic. Deakin University 2005Description: HTML.Other title: The wellbeing of Australians : mortgage payments and home.Summary: The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index is a subjective barometer of Australians satisfaction with their lives and life in Australia. It measures how various aspects of life both personal and national affect our sense of wellbeing.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Child poverty in Scotland : taking the next steps /

by Sinclair, Stephen | McKendrick, John.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study discusses progress made in Scotland to end child poverty, and suggests what the Scottish Government needs to do to reach the 2020 target. ; Child poverty has fallen in Scotland, but evidence from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation suggests that the current rate of progress will not achieve the 2020 target to eradicate child poverty. Some policy measures required to reduce child poverty (such as benefit increases) are not devolved powers, but the Scottish Government could do more to remove barriers to employment, sustain people in work and tackle low pay. ; The Scottish Government should consider: ; Encouraging employers to create more flexible jobs which allow parents to combine work and care responsibilities. ; Increasing access to affordable, flexible childcare. ; Providing in-work support and advice to help parents remain in employment. ; Defining a Scottish living wage, and commit to paying this to public sector employees.Availability: (1)

Child poverty. /

by Edgar Don (ed.) | Keane, David (ed.) | McDonald, Peter (ed.).

Publisher: North Sydney, NSW Allen and Unwin 1989Description: 207p.Online Access: Link to full text [Open access viewed 31 July 2019] Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Chapters originally presented as papers at a conference on Child Poverty convened in April 1988 by the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Australian Council of Social Service 2 c.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Concession card availability and eligibility for concessions : submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Family and Community Affairs. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1996Description: 12 leaves + attachment.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 1996 Includes bibliographical references (p. 12)Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Dependency, the life course and social policy : proceedings of a one day seminar held at the Social Policy Research Centre on Friday 23 September 1994. /

by University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre | Graham, Sara, (ed.).

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W. University of New South Wales 1995Description: 112 p.Notes: January 1995Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Do you need a job to find a job ? /

by Cobb-Clark, Deborah | Frijters, Paul | Kalb, Guyonne.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy Research 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://econrsss.anu.edu.au/pdf/DP497.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:25:43 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Eligibility criteria for unemployment benefits : quantitative indicators for OECD and EU countries /

by Venn, Danielle | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2012Description: PDF.Other title: OECD social, employment and migration working papers ; no. 131.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2012 Bibliography pp. 59-60 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Eligibility criteria for unemployment benefits, which require recipients to actively look for work, take up suitable job offers or take part in active labour market programmes (ALMPs), or risk benefit sanctions, can play an important role in offsetting the negative impact of generous unemployment benefits on employment incentives. This paper presents information on the strictness of eligibility criteria for unemployment benefits for 36 OECD and/or EU member countries. It covers entitlement conditions (employment and/or contribution requirements to gain access to benefits and sanctions for voluntary unemployment), job-search requirements (availability requirements during ALMPs and suitable work criteria), monitoring of job-search effort and sanctions for refusing a job offer or ALMP placement. These qualitative data are then used to compile a composite indicator of the strictness of eligibility criteria and some comparisons are made with the results of a similar exercise for earlier periods. This indicator complements existing cross-country indicators relating to unemployment benefits, such as net replacement rate data from the OECD Tax and Benefits database and data on ALMP expenditure compiled annually by Eurostat and the OECD.Availability: (1)

Ending child poverty : popular welfare for the 21st century? /

by Walker, Robert (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 1999Description: xi, 170 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references Contents: Section 1: Welfare for the 21st century ; Section 2: Contributions A: Beveridge and his legacy ; B: Modern social justice ; C: Social justice into practice ; Section 3: ResponsesSummary: In 1999 the Beveridge Lecture was delivered by the Prime Minister, Tony Blair. This is a collection of views on the welfare state by policy analysts and commentators.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Evaluation and research in social policy /

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

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1995Description: 20 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 1995 This paper was presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Evaluation Society held in Sydney, 27 September 1995.Availability: (1)

Exploratory qualitative research on the 'single working age benefit' /

by Sainsbury, Roy | Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions | Weston, Katharine.

Publisher: Norwich, U.K. Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Great Britain. Department of Work and Pensions research.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 65-66 A report of research carried out by the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This report presents findings from a study of the views and attitudes of social security claimants and people who advise claimants on benefits and employment issues about an idea for the radical reform of the benefit system. The idea in question is the 'single working age benefit', which in essence proposes to replace the full range of working age benefits with a single benefit. Customers' and advisers' views on the current benefit system are explored along with views on what an ideal benefit system would look like and finally views on a single work age model.Availability: (1)

Hard labour : sole parents and social security. A response to Social Security Review, Issues paper no. 3, Bringing up children alone: policies for sole parents. /

by Montague, Meg | Brotherhood of St Laurence | McClelland, Alison.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1987Description: 61 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Household income sharing, joint consumption and the expenditure patterns of Australian retired couples and single couples. /

by Bradbury, Bruce | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W. University of New South Wales 1996Description: 40 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 1996Summary: The main conclusions of the paper are that income is shared relatively evenly (and the hypotheses of equal sharing cannot be rejected), and that on average couples require about one and half times the income of singles to reach the same living standard. This suggests that current Australian pension payments to singles are relatively too low.Availability: (1)

How effective are unemployment benefit sanctions? : looking beyond unemployment exit /

by Arni, Patrick et al | Institute for the Study of Labor.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: IZA DP No. 4509 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This paper provides a comprehensive evaluation of benefit sanctions, i.e. temporary reductions in unemployment benefits as punishment for noncompliance with eligibility requirements. In addition to the effects on unemployment durations, we evaluate the effects on post-unemployment employment stability, on exits from the labor market and on earnings. In our analysis we use a rich set of Swiss register data which allow us to distinguish between ex ante effects, the effects of warnings and the effects of enforcement of benefit sanctions. Adopting a multivariate mixed proportional hazard approach to address selectivity, we find that both warnings and enforcement increase the job finding rate and the exit rate out of the labor force. Warnings do not affect subsequent employment stability but do reduce post-unemployment earnings. Actual benefit reductions lower the quality of post-unemployment jobs both in terms of job duration as well as in terms of earnings. The net effect of a ! benefit sanction on post-unemployment income is negative. Over a period of two years after leaving unemployment workers who got a benefit sanction imposed face a net income loss equivalent to 30 days of full pay due to the ex post effect. In addition to that, stricter monitoring may reduce net earnings by up to 4 days of pay for every unemployed worker due to the ex ante effect.Availability: (1)

How effective is the British government's attempt to reduce child poverty? /

by Piachaud, David | Sutherland, Holly.

Publisher: London, U.K.Website: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/Case/38 2000Description: 47 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

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