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'Bucking the trend' : what enables those who are disadvantaged in childhood to succeed later in life? /

by Blanden, Jo | Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions.

Publisher: Leeds, U.K. Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 13/11/2009 2:42:15 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

'Living on the poverty line: a study of changes in income and expenditure among low income families' / Jenny Trethwey (BSL)

by Trethewey, Jenny | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 1986Description: 9 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: This paper describes the Brotherhood of St Laurence's year-long study of fifty low income families' income and expenditure patterns. It presents the major findings of the study's first six months of data collection, July-December 1985. These findings describe the families' expenditure priorities and the effects on adults and children of not having enough money to meet their needs.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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'Running twice as hard' : the Disadvantaged Schools Program in Australia. /

by Connell, R.W. (ed.) | White, V.M. (ed.) | Johnston, K.M. (ed).

Publisher: Geelong, Vic. Deakin University 1991Description: 299 p. Bibliography: p.289-299.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"Does camping count?" : Children's experiences of homelessness : final report /

by Kirkman, Maggie | University of Melbourne. Key Centre for Women's Health in ociety | Keys, Deborah | Turner, Alina | Bodzak, Daria.

Publisher: Blackburn, Vic. Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory, Melbourne 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2009 Report of research conducted by the Key Centre for Women's Health in Society at the University of Melbourne, commissioned by The Salvation Army Melbourne Central Division Research and Advocacy Fund, in partnership with the Council to Homeless Persons, Melbourne Citymission, and the Family Access Network. Bibliography : p. 61-64Summary: In Victoria, children constitute a third of people attending homelessness services. This research aimed to gain insight into the homelessness experience of children accommodated in transitional support services in an urban setting. It is the first major investigation of children's perspectives on the experience of homelessness in Victoria.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

3D poverty : "Poverty and social exclusion mean much more than low income" /

by Sodha, Sonia | DEMOS | Bradley, William.

Publisher: London DEMOS 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: With an appendix by Gareth Morrell, Matt Barnes and Debbie Collins, National Centre for Social Research. December 2010 Bibliography : p. 135-141Summary: Poverty measurement is almost by definition controversial: there is no single, universally accepted definition of poverty. Poverty, its drivers and its consequences are defined and talked about differently by different political traditions at different times. The way we measure poverty, deprivation and social exclusion has been the focus of innovative work, but in the UK we still overwhelmingly focus on poverty as measured by income. 3D Poverty does not suggest that the standard definition of income poverty as 60 per cent of the median income should be dropped. Its simplicity brings the benefits of relative transparency and easy application. However, it is not enough to just measure income poverty: there is the need for an annual, multi-dimensional analysis of poverty and social exclusion. This measure would track annually the depth of deprivation in the UK at a household level, and the overlap and interaction between different dimensions of disadvantage. This pamphlet contains a detailed methodology as to how that measure would work.Availability: (1)

A framework for understanding poverty. /

by Payne, Ruby K.

Edition: 4th rev. ed.Publisher: Moorabbin, Vic. Hawker Brownlow Education 2009Description: 199 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A head start for Australia : an early years framework /

by New South Wales. Commission for Children and Young People | Queensland. Commission for Children and Young People.

Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. NSW Commission for Children and Young People 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:32:11 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A league table of child poverty in rich nations /

by UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.

Publisher: Florence, Italy UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre 2000Description: 28 p.Other title: UNICEF Innocenti Report Card ; no. 1.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report on child poverty in the world's wealthiest nations concludes that one in six of the rich world's children is poor - a total of 47 million. This report provides the most comprehensive estimates so far of child poverty across the member countries of the OECD. Despite a doubling and redoubling of national incomes in most OECD nations since 1950, a significant percentage of their children are still living in families so materially poor that normal health and growth are at risk. A far larger proportion remain in relative poverty. Their physical needs may be catered for, but they are painfully excluded from the activities and advantages that are considered normal by their peers. The report reveals a wide range of child poverty rates in countries at broadly similar levels of economic development - from under 3 per cent in Sweden to a high of over 22 per cent in the USA. By comparing data from different countries, the new research asks what can be learned about the causes of child poverty and examines the policies that have contributed to the success of lower rates in some countries. In particular, it seeks to explain the situation by exploring the impact on poverty rates of lone parenthood, unemployment, low wages and levels of social expenditures. The Report Card calls for a new commitment to ending child poverty in the world's richest nations.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A more equal society? : New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion. /

by Hills, John (ed.) | Stewart, Kitty (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2005Description: xv, 391 p. : ill.Notes: January 2005 Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Introduction / Kitty Stewart and John Hills -- Part One: Aspects of exclusion -- 2. Employment: tackling poverty through 'work for those who can' / Abigail McKnight -- 3. Education, education, education ... : an assessment of Labour's success in tackling education inequalities / Abigail McKnight, Howard Glennerster and Ruth Lupton -- 4. Tackling health inequalities / Franco Sassi -- 5. Social and political participation and inclusion / Liz Richardson -- Part Two: Groups at risk -- 6. Disadvantaged by where you live? New Labour and neighbourhood renewal / Ruth Lupton and Anne Power -- 7. Towards and equal start? Addressing childhood poverty and deprivation / Kitty Stewart -- 8. A secure retirement for all? Older people and New Labour / Maria Evandrou and Jane Falkingham -- 9. Ethnic inequalities under New Labour: progress or entrenchment? / Coretta Phillips -- 10. Selective inclusion: asylum seekers and other marginalised groups / Tania Burchardt -- Part Three: Overall impact -- 11. Inequality and poverty under New Labour / Tom Sefton and Holly Sutherland -- 12. That's the way the money goes: expenditure patterns as real incomes rise for the poorest families with children / Paul Gregg, Jane Waldfogel and Elizabeth Washbrook -- 13. Bringing up families in poor neighbourhoods under New Labour / Anne Power and Helen Willmot -- 14. Changes in poverty and inequality in the UK in international context / Kitty Stewart -- Part Four: Conclusion -- 15. A tide turned but mountains yet to climb? / John Hills and Kitty Stewart.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A new understanding of poverty : poverty measurement and policy implications /

by Niemietz, Kristian | Institute of Economic Affairs.

Publisher: London Institute of Economic Affairs 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2011 Bibliography : p. 223-244Summary: This ground-breaking study on the measurement of poverty shows how policy in this field has taken a wrong turn with disastrous results. In recent years, poverty has generally been understood in 'relative' terms. That is, people are regarded as poor if they earn less than some benchmark relative to average earnings. One perverse result of such relative poverty measures amongst many is that poverty often declines in a serious recession when the better paid lose their jobs. The policy response of income transfers, which are used to address the perceived problem of relative poverty, has often led to serious problems that actually reduce long-term opportunities for poorer people. The author proposes an entirely new way of measuring poverty. If this measure were applied, public policy would orientate itself towards creating the conditions that allowed the poor to become better off. Such a strategy would focus not only on ensuring economic growth and more labour market participation, but also on supply-side reforms that would reduce the cost of living for the poor.Availability: (1)

Aboriginal child poverty /

by Choo, Christine | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1990Description: 126 p.Other title: Child poverty policy review ; 2.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Sponsored by the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care Bibliography: p. 121-126Summary: A Brotherhood publication, one of the first works to document and describe the extent and impact of child poverty among Aboriginal Australians, drawing on consultations with Aboriginal and Islander Child Care Agencies.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Asset Poverty and Debt Among Families with Children /

by Aratani, Yumiko | Columbia University. National Centre for Children in Poverty | Chau, Michelle.

Publisher: National Centre for Children in Poverty 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2010Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Attacking poverty through participation : a community approach. /

by Benn, Concetta | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Bundoora, Vic. PIT Publishing 1981Description: 332 p.Notes: Discusses Brotherhood of St Laurence Family Centre Project Bibliography: p. 285-293 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).
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Before the bough breaks : doing more for our children in the 21st century /

by Stanley, Fiona | Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia 2003Other title: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA)..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references.Availability: (1)

Breaking cycles of disadvantage /

by Australian Social Inclusion Board.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Social Inclusion Board 2011Description: 74 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This report presents the results of research conducted by the Australian Social Inclusion Board into how people manage to break cycles of disadvantage. The researchwas conducted from March to November 2010 in order to provide advice to the Australian Government about policy options to address cycles of disadvantage. The report presents findings from public submissions, stakeholder consultation workshops, desktop research and original qualitative research undertaken for the Board by TNS Social Research. This qualitative research included in-depth interviews with 56 people from disadvantaged backgrounds in order to understand the factors that led to multiple disadvantage over an extended period and those that assisted people to break out of a cycle of disadvantage.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Can life stories inform policy in a complex world? /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Social Policy Conference : Social Policy in a.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper presented to Australian Social Policy Conference: Social Policy in a Complex World University of New South Wales, Sydney 6-8 July 2011 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Australian longitudinal research with a social policy focus has often been quantitative rather than qualitative. The longitudinal Life Chances Study offers the opportunity to explore young people's real life stories from infancy to age 18, both from the perspectives of their parents and, as they grow up, in their own words. The stories can illustrate important processes, ranging from financial disadvantage to parenting styles to career choices. The Life Chances Study has followed the lives some 140 children who were born in the same inner Melbourne suburb in 1990. The families are from diverse income levels and ethnic groups. The study has a particular interest in the reduction of child poverty and social exclusion. The paper presents one family's story to explore issues of policy as the study child grows up through the 1990s and early 2000s. It asks what life stories can tell us about the accumulation of advantage and disadvantage for young people growing up in Australia today and about the effectiveness of our social support system in assisting families as their raise their children. These are considered in the context of changes in Australian society over the last 20 years.Availability: (1)

Changing children's chances : can Australia learn from Nordic countries? /

by Scott, Andrew (ed.) | Deakin University. Faculty of Arts and Education. Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation | Janson, Staffan | Goldfeld, Sharon | Whiteford, Peter | Horn, Michael.

Publisher: Burwood, Vic. Deakin University. Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation 2012Description: 64 p. PDF.Other title: Citizenship and globalisation research papers ; Volume 3.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2012 Includes bibliographical references Michael Horn from the Brotherhood of St Laurence was a contributor to the discussion.Summary: Australia has much higher rates of income poverty and inequalities among children than Sweden and the other main Nordic nations. The aim of this publication is to identify what Australia can learn from the Nordic nations' policies to reduce inequalities, and increase wellbeing, among children. The symposium from which this publication has developed brought together a Nordic expert, and a small number of Australian experts including university academics and professional practitioners from community organisations, to focus on four related policy areas. These were: early, regular monitoring of children's health; enhanced quality and more equitable early childhood education and care (ECEC) through public provision (including the requisite workforce training and capacity); the provision of extensive paid parental leave and family-friendly working hours; and the provision of more employment to reduce joblessness among families with children so as to reduce child poverty. ; Contents: The reasons for looking to the Nordic nations to change children's chances in Australia / Andrew Scott - An overview of Nordic policy for children: Lessons for Australia on how to reduce inequalities/ Staffan Janson - The role of child health systems in reducing inequalities / Sharon Goldfeld - The importance of high quality and accessible early childhood education and care / Deborah Brennan - Paid parental leave as a basic tenet of a child friendly society / Andrew Scott - The central importance of parental employment for reducing child poverty in Australia / Peter Whiteford.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Child and working-age poverty from 2010 to 2020 /

by Brewer, Mike | Institute for Fiscal Studies | Browne, James | Joyce, Robert.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Fiscal Studies 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011 Bibliography pp. 59-61 Appendices pp. 33-58Summary: This Commentary presents forecasts of relative and absolute income poverty in the UK among children and working-age adults for each year between 2010-11 and 2015-16, and for 2020-21, using a static microsimulation model augmented with forecasts of key economic and demographic characteristics. It updates and extends previous JRF funded work by Mike Brewer and Robert Joyce, which forecast poverty through to 2013-14, and builds on previous ESRC-funded work by Mike Brewer, James Browne and Wenchao Jin, which simulated the impact of Universal Credit on household incomes.Availability: (1)

Child deprivation, multidimensional poverty and monetary poverty in Europe /

by De Neubourg, Chris | UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre | Bradshaw, Jonathan | Chzhen, Yekaterina.

Edition: Revised May 2012Publisher: Florence, Italy United Nations Children's Fund 2012Description: PDF.Other title: UNICEF Innocenti working paper ; no. 2012-02.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2012 Revised May 2012 Bibliography : p. 40-42Summary: This paper focuses on child deprivation in Europe and studies the degree to which it is experienced by children in 29 countries using a child specific deprivation scale. The paper discusses the construction of a child deprivation scale and estimates a European Child Deprivation Index for the 29 countries using 14 specific child related variables made available by the child module of the EU-SILC 2009 survey. The 29 countries are ranked according to the degree of child deprivation: the results show considerable differences between the countries. The (non-)overlap between child deprivation and child monetary poverty is considerable but limited. In general the results indicate where policy interventions can produce improvements. ; EUROPEAN CHILD DEPRIVATION INDEXAvailability: (1)

Child poverty : a review /

by Bradbury, Bruce | Australia. Department of Family and Community Services.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Family and Community Services 2003Description: xiv, 66 p. : ill.Other title: Australia. Department of Family and Community Services..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 57-62Summary: The central message of this paper is that child poverty is much more complicated than just looking at income levels. In determining how a child's needs are met, it is important to consider how resources are shared and used within a household, the value of other services provided (eg child care, education) and the value of parental careAvailability: (1)

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