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A balancing act? Tenure diversification in Australia and Britain. /

by Wood, Martin | University of Western Sydney. Urban Frontiers Program.

Publisher: Campbelltown, N.S.W. Urban Frontiers Program, University of Western Sydney 2002Description: 13 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2002 Includes bibliographical references (p. 11-13) Website : http://urbanfrontiers.unwws.edu.auAvailability: (1)

A handbook of comparative social policy. /

by Kennett, Patricia (ed.).

Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. Edward Elgar 2004Description: xvi, 422 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction : the changing context of comparative social policy / Patricia Kennett -- PART I THE STATE AND SOCIAL POLICY IN A GLOBALIZING [GLOBALISING] WORLD 1. Hollowing out the 'nation-state' and multi-level governance / Bob Jessop -- 2. Globalization [globalisation], the state and welfare : gendering the debate / Jill Steans -- 3. Globalization [globalisation], human security and social policy : North and South / Andres Perez-Baltodano -- 4. Social protection by other means : can it survive globalization [globalisation]? / Ramesh Mishra -- PART II CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS 5. Defining comparative social policy / Jochen Clasen -- 6. Conceptualizing [conceptualising] state and society / Graham Crow -- 7. The ethnocentric construction of the welfare state / Alan Walker and Chack-kie Wong -- 8. The paradox of care : a Chinese Confucian perspective on long-term care / Julia Tao -- PART III COMPARING AND CATEGORIZING [CATEGORISING] SOCIAL POLICY, PROVISION AND REDISTRIBUTION 9. Robin Hood, St Matthew, or simple egalitarianism? : strategies of equality in welfare states / Walter Korpi and Joakim Palme -- 10. Gender, citizenship and welfare state regimes/ Julia S. O'Connor -- 11. Structured diversity : a framework for critically comparing welfare states? / Norman Ginsburgh -- 12. Social development and social welfare : implications for social policy / James Midgley -- 13. Social policy regimes in the developing world / Ian Gough -- PART IV THE RESEARCH PROCESS 14. Crossing cultural boundaries / Linda Hantrais -- 15. Living with imperfect comparisons / Else Oyen -- 16. Constructing categories and data collection / Patricia Kennett -- 17. 'Fit for purpose?' : qualitative methods in comparative social policy / Steen Mangen -- 18. The quantitative method in comparative research / Mattei Dogan -- PART V THEMES AND ISSUES 19. The international and comparative analysis of social exclusion : European perspectives / Graham Room -- 20. Shelter, housing and inequality / Ray Forest -- 21. Globalization [globalisation] and crime / David Nelken -- 22. Informational society, e-governance and the policy process / Ian Holliday.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A home away from home? : a comparative evaluation of three Melbourne family day care projects. /

by Tinney, Phyllis M | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St. Laurence 1975Description: 338 p. Bibliography: p. 329-337.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "A research project of the Brotherhood of St. Laurence in association with the City of Knox and the City of St. Kilda..supported by grants from the Australian Government"--t.p. 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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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 socially sustainable housing system (Investigative Panel) /

by Berry, Mike | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Williams, Peter.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Investigative Panel on a socially sustainable housing system.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Project Number: 30637 URL contains: Final Report: No. 169: Investigative Panel on a socially sustainable housing system for AustraliaSummary: This project drew together a panel of experts from Australia and the UK to consider how a more socially sustainable housing system could be achieved in Australia. The panel observed that the current Australian housing system was poorly placed to deal with immediate and longer-term challenges. They noted that affordability was declining and housing supply was constrained. Meanwhile, the traditional public housing model and the private rental sector were failing to deliver adequate low-rent housing. The panel concluded that there are real constraints to creating a sustainable and desirable housing system due to current market failures and policy fragmentation. The current urban form remained problematic and further impacts from the global financial crisis (GFC) can be anticipated. There are also embedded inequalities in income and wealth which impact perversely upon housing outcomesAvailability: (1)

Accounting for housing costs in regional income comparisons. /

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

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2004Description: 17 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p. 16-17)Availability: (1)

Activation and labour market reforms in Europe : challenges to social citizenship /

by Betzelt, Sigrid (ed.) | Bothfeld, Silke (ed.).

Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK Palgrave Macmillan 2011Description: xxii, 290 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: This book analyzes in what way activation policies impact on given patterns of social citizenship that predominate in national contexts. It argues that the liberal paradigm of activation introduced into labour market policies in all Western European states challenges the specific patterns of social citizenship in each country.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ageing across Europe /

by DEMOS.

Publisher: Cardiff WRVS (Wales) 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2012 Report prepared by DEMOS for WRVS Bibliography : p. 136-142Summary: Many European countries, including the UK, are now facing the dual challenge of responding to the demographic changes brought by population ageing, while also implementing tough austerity measures following the 2008 financial and economic crisis. With increasing pressure on public budgets, this is an important moment to consider what it is that makes a country a good place to grow old, and where possible to learn lessons from our European neighbours on the policies and services that are most effective in giving older people a good quality of life. This new evidence will contribute to a national debate in the UK about our aspirations for our older citizens and how we might best achieve them in an increasingly challenging fiscal environmentAvailability: (1)

Ageing in place : what can we learn from each other? : the sixth F. Oswald Barnett Oration. /

by Tinker, Anthea.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. 1999Description: 28 p.Other title: Oswald Barnett Oration | F. Oswald Barnett Oration ; no.6.Notes: Oration held at St Johns Southgate, Thursday, 9 September 1999.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ageing in urban neighbourhoods : place attachment and social exclusion /

by Smith, Allison E.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2009Description: vi, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-236) and index.Summary: Many western nations have experienced a rise in the number of marginalised and deprived inner-city neighbourhoods. Despite a plethora of research focused on these areas, there remain few studies that have sought to capture the 'optimality' of ageing in place in such places. In particular, little is known about why some older people desire to age in place despite multiple risks in their neighbourhood and why others reject ageing in place. Given the growth in both the ageing of the population and policy interest in the cohesion and sustainability of neighbourhoods there is an urgent need to better understand the experience of ageing in marginalised locations.This book aims to address the shortfall in knowledge regarding older people's attachment to deprived neighbourhood and in so doing progress what critics have referred to as the languishing state of environmental gerontology. The author examines new cross-national research with older people in deprived urban neighbourhoods and suggests a rethinking and refocusing of the older person's relationship with place. Impact on policy and future research are also discussed. This book will be relevant to academics, students, architects, city planners and policy makers with an interest in environmental gerontology, social exclusion, urban sustainability and design of the built environment. ; Contents: 1.Introduction -- 2.Environmental gerontology -- 3.Urban ageing -- 4.Skid row? : area profiles -- 5.Ageing in deprived neighbourhoods -- 6.Reconceptualising the person-environment relationship -- 7.The way forward - building sustainability -- 8.Influences, opportunities and challenges -- 9.Conclusion -- App. A Summary of participant characteristics -- App. B Short biographies of participants in Manchester and Vancouver -- App. C Mrs MacDougall's short story.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An international review of homelessness and social housing policy . /

by Fitzpatrick, Suzanne | Stephens, Mark.

Publisher: London, U.K. Department for Communities and Local Government 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/housing/pdf/reviewhomelessness.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:52:27 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: This report presents the findings of an international comparative > survey of homelessness and social housing. Desk research was > carried out on 11 other countries in addition to England. These > included English-speaking, Western, Southern and Central > European countries -- Publisher.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An investigation of TAFE efficiency /

by Fieger, Peter | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Karmel, Tom | Stanwick, John.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 21Summary: Governments are interested in the relative efficiency of institutions, and in addition, information on efficiency can be used by individual institutions to benchmark themselves against their peers. The main factor that was found to affect efficiency, as defined in this paper, was degree of remoteness. Further, institute size is an important factor, with smaller institutes tending to be less efficient. This paper employs a mathematical technique known as Data Envelopment Analysis to examine the efficiency of TAFE institutes.Availability: (1)

Assessing age pension options : public opinion in Australia 1994-2001 with comparisons to Finland and Poland . /

by Evans, M.D.R | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research | Kelley, Jonathan.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p. 51-55)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Asset rich, but income poor : Australian housing wealth and retirement /

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

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2010Description: viii, 44 p. : ill.Other title: Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 43-44Summary: This paper examines patterns of housing wealth among the aged in Australia over time and compares Australian housing wealth patterns with those in North America and Western Europe, to determine if the Australian elderly hold particularly high levels of housing wealth, and if this leads to a relative overconsumption of housing. The paper uses data from the three most recent Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Household Expenditure Surveys (1993/94, 1998/99 and 2003/04).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Asylum seekers : Australia's response to refugees. /

by McMaster, Don.

Publisher: Carlton South, Vic. Melbourne University Press 2001Description: vii, 254 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : a synthesis of findings for OECD countries. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007Description: 213 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: See also: Record no. [B11217] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands : volume 1 (2002) Record no. [B11851] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Ireland and Japan : volume 2 (2003) and Record no. [B12663] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom : volume 4. (2004).Availability: (1)

Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands : volume 1. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD 2002Description: 237 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Includes bibliographical references.Availability: (1)

Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Austria, Ireland and Japan : volume 2. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003Description: 230 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-218) See also: Record no. [B11217] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands : volume 1. (2002).Availability: (1)

Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom : volume 4. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004Description: 244 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Bibliography: p. 217-230 See also: Record no. [B11217] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands : volume 1 (2002 ; Record no. [B11851] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Ireland and Japan : volume 2 (2003) ; [B12231] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : New Zealand, Portugal and Switzerland : volume 3.Availability: (1)

Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : New Zealand, Portugal and Switzerland : volume 3. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004Description: 218 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Bibliography: p. 197-204 See also: Record no. [B11217] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Denmark and the Netherlands : volume 1 (2002) and Record no. [B11851] Babies and bosses : reconciling work and family life : Australia, Ireland and Japan : volume 2 (2003)Availability: (1)

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