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A casestudy of the `Workfare' welfare reforms in Wisconsin since 1986. /

by Hardy, Peter.

Publisher: unpub. 2001Description: 15 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: This was undertaken as part of fourth year (Honours) in Sociology at LaTrobe University, Bundoora. Includes bibliographical references (p. 13-15)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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A cold war against the poor?: address to Children's Welfare Association Conference, 25 July 1981 /

by Scott, David.

Description: 14p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

A cost benefit analysis of early childhood intervention : evidence from a randomised evaluation of a parenting programme /

by O'Neill, Donal | 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. 4518Summary: A number of researchers and policy makers have recently argued that the most effective way of dealing with long-run disadvantage and the intergenerational transmission of poverty is through early childhood intervention and in particular policies aimed at supporting the family in early childhood development. In this paper we carry out a randomised evaluation of one such programme aimed at improving the skills and parenting strategies of parents, particularly those who find their child's behaviour difficult or challenging. Our evaluation shows that the treatment significantly reduced behavioural problems in young children when measured 6 months after the intervention. Furthermore our detailed cost analysis, combined with a consideration of the potential long-run benefits associated with the programme, suggest that the long-run rate of return to society from this programme is likely to be relatively high.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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 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)

A portrait of child poverty in Australia in 1995-96

by Harding, Ann | University of Canberra. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling | Szukalska, Agnieszka.

Publisher: Bruce, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra 1998Description: 32 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Paper presented at the 6th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, 26 November 1998.Summary: In Australia, as in many other developed countries, there has been growing concern about increasing income inequality and a possible accompanying increase in poverty rates. One of the areas of greatest concern is children and how poverty impacts on their well-being (both mental and physical). In this paper the latest ABS income survey data are used to assess the extent of child poverty in Australia in 1995-96. The analysis suggests that most children in poverty in Australia are in that situation because one or both of their parents is unemployed, a sole parent, self-employed or one of the ‘working poor’. Availability: (1)

A safety net that allows sole parent families to build fulfilling lives. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2000Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A background submission to the Reference Group on Welfare Reform. January 2000 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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A stronger, fairer Australia /

by Australia. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. ustralian Social Inclusion Unit.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 2009Description: 86 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography p. 82-86Summary: Despite the high levels of economic growth recorded in Australia over the last decade, too many Australians are still excluded from the opportunities they need to create the life they want. They can be trapped in a spiral of disadvantage caused by family circumstances, low expectations, community poverty, lack of suitable and affordable housing, illness or discrimination often leading to early school leaving, long-term unemployment and chronic ill-health. The Australian Government, assisted by the Social Inclusion Board, has developed a set of principles to guide governments, businesses, community organisations and individuals as they formulate social inclusion programs.Our social inclusion priorities have been selected by using evidence about the causes and consequences of social and economic disadvantage. These priorities, where disadvantage is often a result of multiple, complex and interconnected barriers to participation, are: targeting jobless families with children to increase work opportunities, improve parenting and build capacity; improving the life chances of children at greatest risk of long term disadvantage;reduce the incidence of homelessness; improving outcomes for people living with disability or mental illness and their carers; closing the gap for Indigenous Australians; and breaking the cycle of entrenched and multiple disadvantage in particular neighbourhoods and communities.Availability: (1)
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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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Aboriginals and poverty : issues of measurement /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1993Description: 9 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Access for growth : services for mothers and babies. /

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1993Description: 70 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Melbourne 1993.; First in series of reports from Life Chances of Children Study. Second is 'What chance a job' (rec. no. B5684) and third 'Beyond the city' (rec. no.B6195).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Access to health care for children in low-income families /

by Taylor, Janet.

Publisher: 1992Description: 16p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Draws on data from Health Care for Children Project to consider issues of access to health care for children in low income in three geographic areas. Highlights the impact of even quite small charges for health services on low income families. Later published as article in Australian Journal of Public Health, vol.18, no.1, March 1994 pp.111-113 (added to this file 24 February 2009) July 1992Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Addressing barriers for jobless families /

by Australian Social Inclusion Board.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Social Inclusion Board 2011Description: 58 p. : ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Bibliography : p. 57-58Summary: This report presents an overview of jobless families in Australia. In June 2010 there were 310,000 jobless families with children under 15 years in Australia and 580,000 children under 15 living in jobless families. Compared with other OECD countries, Australia has a relatively high rate of children living in jobless families. In 2007, according to the latest available international comparisons, Australia had the fourth highest rate of children living in jobless families within the OECD.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

All our children: children's entitlements to health, education and community services /

by Harris, Patricia | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1990Description: 61 p. Bibliography: p. 55-61.Other title: Child poverty policy review ; 4.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: The children of Australia are divided by the distribution of Income and "wealth, by deep-seated and enduring cultural differences, by geographical distance and regional inequalities. Such differences have produced entrenched inequalities and led to the abrogation of many children's rights to good quality health, education and community services. The factors that divide children are exacerbated by the practices and institutions of government: federalism and its tensions, problems of co-ordination, centralised bureaucracies said to be distant from the people they are supposed to serve, and the lack of representation of the most economically, socially and culturally "oppressed groups. This paper analyses these divisions and identifies the general policies that are needed if all children's rights to good qualify health, education and community services are to be met. In essence, the paper argues for a consolidation and expansion of the services for children provided by government. It shows how 'the public provision of universally available health, education and community services is' necessary to ensure that all children share in the same spectrum of opportunities and that the consequences of economic and geographic inequality are counteracted Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Appendices to: The early years : consultation with providers of early childhood services in the Melbourne municipalities of Yarra, Hume and Moreland

by Rogers, Rosemary | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Martin, Jenny.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Community Child Health 2002Description: p.103-150.Other title: Early years : consultation with providers of early childhood services in the Melbourne municipalities of Yarra, Hume and Moreland: appendices .Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: This is the published version of an unpublished research report produced in November 2001. ; See The early years : consultation with providers of early childhood services in the Melbourne municpalities of Yarra, Hume and Moreland. rec no. [B11222] Phase two of the Early Years Project Website : http://www.bsl.org.auAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

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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Australian families and children in poverty : article for Warringal publications /

by Trethewey, Jenny | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 1990Description: 7 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Published as an article in the Australian Studies Resource Bulletin, vol. 1 no. 3 August 1990 Article for Warrigal publicationsAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

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