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Lost children : condemning children to long-term disadvantage. /

by Flood, Michael | The Australia Institute.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Australia Institute 2004Description: viii, 40 p.Notes: URL: 'https://www.tai.org.au/' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:16:37 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: Recognising the benefits of early childhood education and care, this discussion paper documents the strong influence of parents incomes on their access to and use of child-care. The author concludes that poorer parents are priced out of the care they need for their children and parents in disadvantaged communities are more likely to find that no child-care places are available.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Low income and early cognitive development in the U.K. /

by Waldfogel, Jane | The Sutton Trust | Washbrook, Elizabeth.

Publisher: London, U.K. The Sutton Trust 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 1 February 2010 Bibliography : p. 39-40Summary: It is well known that parental income in childhood is a stronger predictor of an individual's later life outcomes in the UK than in most other developed countries. It is likely that this strong association between parental income and child outcomes results from the accumulation of disadvantage (or advantage) over the course of an individual's lifetime: from endowments inherited at birth to experiences in the family through schooling and educational achievement in childhood and the teenage years, on to employment and financial success in the labour market in adulthood. This study makes use of detailed data from the Millennium Cohort Survey (MCS) on a nationally representative sample of 12,644 British children who have been followed since birth and are 5 years old in 2006 and 2007. We explore the relationship between low income (defined as the poorest 20 percent by family income), a child's scores on three cognitive tests at age 5, and a wide range of factors that are potentially consequential for children's development.Availability: (1)

Making a difference in the life chances of children /

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1993Description: 19 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Talk given to the Institute of Early Childhood Educators, South Australian State Conference and Annual General Meeting, March 13 1993Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Measuring child poverty : new league tables of child poverty in the world's rich countries /

by Adamson, Peter | UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.

Publisher: 2012Description: PDF.Other title: UNICEF Innocenti Report Card 10.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Report Card 10 considers two views of child poverty in the world's advanced economies: a measure of absolute deprivation, and a measure of relative poverty. The first measure is a 14-item Child Deprivation Index that represents a significant new development in international monitoring, drawing on data from the European Union's Statistics on Incomes and Living Conditions survey of 125,000 households in 31 European countries, which has included a section on children for the first time. Children were considered 'deprived' if they lacked two or more of the items, which ranged from three meals a day, to an Internet connection. The second measure covers the EU and an additional six OECD countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United States) and examines the percentage of children living below their national 'poverty line' - defined as 50 per cent of median disposable household income.Availability: (1)

Measuring child poverty /

by Carter, Jan (ed.) | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St. Laurence 1991Description: xiii,114 p. Includes appendix and bibliographic references.Other title: Child poverty policy review ; 6.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes "Poverty lines - measurement issues"/ Carol Oxley, Bruce Prosser and Anthony King, "The incidence of child poverty since 1986"/ Anthony King; "The measurement of poverty : lessons from overseas"/ Michael GourlayAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Measuring child poverty consultation : preliminary conclusions. /

by Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions.

Publisher: Hayes, U.K. Department for Work and Pensions 2004Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Melbourne's underprivileged children /

by Wilding, Don J | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 1942Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Mobility manifesto : a report on cost effective ways to achieve greater social mobility through education, based on work by the Boston Consulting Group /

by Sutton Trust.

Publisher: London, U.K. Sutton Trust 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010 Foreword by Sir Peter LamplSummary: The body of this report is a review of potential mobility enhancing education schemes. The backdrop, however, is a parallel analysis also undertaken by BCG that developed some overall estimates of the extra economic wealth that higher levels of social mobility would generate for the UK. Here, increased social mobility is defined as improved educational attainment for children from the most disadvantaged homes (with the least educated parents) effectively a weakening of the link between family background and children outcomes.Availability: (1)

Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2006 /

by Palmer, Guy | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | MacInnes,Tom | Kenway, Peter.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2006Description: 104 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2007 /

by Palmer, Guy | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | MacInnes,Tom | Kenway, Peter.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2007Description: 136 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2010 /

by Parekh, Anushree | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | MacInnes, Tom | Kenway, Peter.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Policy Studies Institute 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This is an annual report on the state of poverty and social exclusion in the United Kingdom. Each report, using official government data, is built around a set of 50 indicators. The analysis covers a wide range of issues, ranging from low income, worklessness and debt, to ill-health, poor education and problems in communities. This report focuses on the 18-month recession of 2008 and 2009. Whilst highlighting recent success in preventing poverty worsening, it draws attention to several longstanding problems, including unemployment. It is too soon for the data in this report to reflect any impact of new policies from the Coalition Government, but it describes the subjects any new anti-poverty programme will need to address to match the scale and scope of the challenge. Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2010 is an essential resource for policy-makers and others wanting to take stock of what is happening and understand the challenges ahead.Availability: (1)

Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2011 /

by Aldridge, Hannah | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Parekh, Anushree | MacInnes, Tom | Kenway, Peter.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Policy Studies Institute 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This is an annual report on the state of poverty and social exclusion in the United Kingdom. Each report, using official government data, is built around a set of 50 indicators. The analysis covers a wide range of issues, ranging from low income, worklessness and debt, to ill-health, poor education and problems in communities. This report focuses on the 18-month recession of 2008 and 2009. Whilst highlighting recent success in preventing poverty worsening, it draws attention to several longstanding problems, including unemployment. It is too soon for the data in this report to reflect any impact of new policies from the Coalition Government, but it describes the subjects any new anti-poverty programme will need to address to match the scale and scope of the challenge. Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2010 is an essential resource for policy-makers and others wanting to take stock of what is happening and understand the challenges ahead.Availability: (1)

Moving from the edge : stories of achieving greater social inclusion /

by Vinson, Tony | Jesuit Social Services.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Jesuit Social Services 2010Description: 103 p. : ill.Notes: A study by Jesuit Social Services Bibliography : p. 102-103Summary: The stories told in Moving from the Edge show that given the opportunity, people who were previously 'outsiders' can find places in society that are satisfying to them and productive from the community's viewpoint. This study personalises the policies and discussions about social inclusion. It forcefully reminds us that behind each statistic about social exclusion lies a person - a unique and valuable human being with hopes and aspirations; a person often facing daunting barriers to their full flourishing as human beings and citizens.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Narrowing the gap : the final report of the Fabian Commission on Life Chances and Child Poverty. /

by The Fabian Society.

Publisher: London, U.K. The Fabian Society 2006Description: xii, 226 p.Notes: April 2006 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This UK Commission addressed three main challenges: one in five children still living in poverty, unequal chances for children from different backgrounds, and low priority given to tackling poverty and inequality by the public. This report presents evidence of public attitudes and of unequal opportunities for children to make the case for building a wider coalition to support progressive policies by adopting a life chances approach.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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National Centre for Children in Poverty /

by National Centre for Children in Poverty.

Publisher: 04/11/2003 05:33:04http://www.nccp.org/ 2003Summary: NCCP uses program and policy analyses and demographic research to identify and promote strategies that reduce young child poverty and that improve the lives of poor young children.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

No child left behind?

by Smeeding, Timothy M | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2002Description: 24 p. : ill. PDF.Other title: SPRC Discussion Paper ; no. 121.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: December 2002 Summary: The title of this article is taken from the inspirational slogan of President George W. Bush, whose recently passed Elementary and Sunday Education Act bears this title. In this bill, as in the 1996 Welfare Reform Act, accountability won the day over federal fiscal support for low-income families. Of course, the 1996 Welfare Reform Act is a major ‘accountability’ success story, with the AFDC/TANF caseloads (households) falling from over 5.0 million in 1994 and 4.5 million in 1996 to 2.2 million cases by June 2000, about one third of the 6.6 million households which benefited from the SSI program in that same year (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2002; Smeeding 2001). But, what is the larger context is within which we should interpret these programmatic changes and slogans? The slogan clearly challenges us to judge a society by how well it treats its children. But when we compare the well-being of American children Canadian or European kids, can we really say that the United States not left any of its children behind? What can we say about equality of opportunity or fair life chances for America’s children compared to their counterparts in other rich countries? The rest of this paper summarizes the poverty status of American children and then the variance in their ‘real’ standard of living. The we briefly look at the reason why low-income American children and their parents are in such straits and conclude with a few low cost policy suggestions on how to improve the living standards of poor children, so that their greater accountability and better labor market for performance is rewarded by better family outcomes. Availability: (1)
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Nobody's children: who cares /

by Carter, Jan.

Publisher: 1989Description: 12p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: July 29, 1989Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Now we are 21 : an overview of the longitudinal Life Chances Study

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Allan, Malita.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence's Life Chances Study is now 21 years old. The longitudinal study began with 167 children who were born in inner suburbs of Melbourne in 1990 and has comprised ten stages, the most recent completed in 2012. This new overview report, which outlines the published findings of each stage, enables readers to follow up the diverse topics covered over 21 years and the policy implications for a fairer society. It is also a guide for future analysis. ; The report provides an overview of each of the 10 stages of the longitudinal study, from early childhood, through school years and transitions from school to 21 year olds. It includes a focus on migrant and refugee families and parents? employment and outlines practice and policy implications.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Now we are six : Changes and challenges for the `Life Chances' children. /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 1998Description: 8 p.Other title: 'Now we are six' : Changes and challenges for the `Life Chances' children. /.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper presented at the Australian Institute of Family Studies conference, `Changing Families, Challenging Futures, Melbourne 25-27 November 1998Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Obstacles and opportunities : today's children, tomorrow's families /

by Power, Anne | Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion | Serle, Nicola | Willmot, Helen.

Publisher: London, U.K. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 62-64Summary: "Obstacles and Opportunities" tracks 200 families bringing up children in four low-income urban areas over nearly ten years between 1998 and 2008. It examines how disadvantaged families overcome educational handicaps and how they find opportunities for their children to progress. Evidence from these four highly disadvantaged areas shows that low-income parents have limited educational and work (Executive summary)Availability: (1)

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