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Country matters : social atlas of rural and regional Australia. /

by Haberkorn, Gerald | Kelson, S | Tottenham, R.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Bureau of Rural Sciences 2004Description: PDF.Notes: Includes bibliographical references. RIRDC Pub.03/015Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Creating effective local labour markets : a new framework for regional employment policy /

by Cook, Beth | Mitchell, William | Quirk, Victor | Watts, Martin.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W Centre for Full Employment and Equity 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: (1)

Demographic trends and outlook for the inner urban region of Melbourne: (paper presented to: Families and children in the inner urban region of Melbourne: towards 2000). /

by Sams, Dennis.

Publisher: 1989Description: 49 p. Includes bibliography.Notes: Based on forecasts produced by Dept. of Management and Budget, July 1988 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Developing a national Indigenous policy framework that recognises needs, rights and legacies and delivers results . /

by Altman, Jon | Australian National University. Centre for Aboriginal conomic Policy Research.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research 2009Description: PDF.Summary: 'Developing a national Indigenous policy framework that recognises needs, rights and legacies and delivers results', based on a presentation to the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) National Conference, ‘Building a Fair Australia in Tough Economic Times’, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, on 2 April 2009. This paper examines current Indigenous policy, including Closing the Gap, a monolithic approach that privileges statistical equality over all else and undervalues difference and diversity. It argues for a very different policy framework that looks to openly combine three interlinked elements: needs-based citizenship rights, special Indigenous rights, and compensatory ‘social justice’ rights.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dimensions of Australian society. /

by Graetz, Brian | McAllister, Ian.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: South Melbourne Macmillan Education 1994Description: xviii, 427 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes index. Previous ed.: South Melbourne : Macmillan, 1988.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Does part time employment help or hinder lone mothers' movements into full time employment? /

by Fok, Yin King | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Jeon, Sung-Hee | Wilkins, Roger.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Melbourne Institute Working Paper ; no. 25/09.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: A significant demographic trend in recent decades in Australia has been the growth in lone parent families as a proportion of all families, associated with which has been growth in welfare dependency. This has led to considerable policy focus on increasing lone parent participation in employment. A key issue that has arisen for the Government in pursuing this policy goal is whether, in the context of a welfare system that accommodates the combining of part-time employment with welfare receipt, part-time employment helps or hinders a progression to full-time employment, and whether and how this depends on characteristics such as the number and ages of dependent children. In this study, we investigate this issue using Australian panel data on female lone parents over the period 2001 to 2007. We estimate dynamic random effects multinomial logit models of three labour force states ? not employed, employed part-time, and employed full-time ? allowing investigation of whether part-time work represents a stepping stone to full-time employment. Evidence in support of the stepping stone hypothesis is found. Part-time employment increases the probability of full-time employment in the next year by approximately six percentage points. No (statistically significant) evidence is found that this stepping stone function varies by number of children or age of the youngest child.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Economic implications for an ageing Australia : submission to the Productivity Commission /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence 2004; Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p. 10)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Electoral reform green paper : strengthening Australia's democracy /

by Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Estimates of poverty and social exclusion in Australia : a multidimensional approach /

by Scutella, Rosanna | Wilkins, Roger | Kostenko, Weiping | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: We measure the extent of poverty and social exclusion in Australia using data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey. For each individual, we construct a measure of social exclusion that recognises its multidimensionality, including its potential variability in depth at a point in time and in persistence over time. We distinguish seven dimensions or domains, as proposed in Scutella et al. (2009): material resources; employment; education and skills; health and disability; social; community; and personal safety. For each of these seven domains, several indicators of social exclusion are produced. A simple 'sum-score' method is then used to estimate the extent or depth of exclusion, with our measure a function of both the number of domains in which exclusion is experienced and the number of indicators of exclusion present within each domain. Sensitivity of findings to alternative weighting regimes for the indicators and to alternative methods, proposed by Capellari and Jenkins (2007), is examined. Persistence of exclusion is also briefly considered. Our exclusion measure identifies 20 to 30 per cent of the Australian population aged 15 years and over as experiencing 'marginal exclusion' at any given point in time. Four to six per cent are 'deeply excluded', and less than one per cent are 'very deeply excluded'. We find that, although there are commonalities in the demographic composition of the socially excluded and the income poor, there are also some important differences. For example, persons 65 years and over represent a much smaller share of the most excluded group than they do of the 'poorest'; and couple and single families with children represent a larger share of the excluded than they do of the poor.Availability: (1)

Estimation of wage equations in Australia : allowing for censored observations of labour supply. /

by Kalb, Guyonne | Scutella, Rosanna.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2002Description: 32 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Explaining changes in the social structure of employment : the importance of geography. /

by Hunter, Boyd | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1996Description: 42 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 1996Availability: (1)

Explaining the gender poverty gap in developed and transitional economies /

by Pressman, Stephen | Luxembourg Income Study.

Publisher: Syracuse, NY Luxembourg Income Study 2000Description: 31 leaves.Notes: September 2000 Includes bibliographical references (p. 28-31) Website : http://www.lis.ceps.lu/access.htmAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Family poverty in inner urban Melbourne. /

by Oxley, Carol | Dempsey, Kate.

Publisher: 1989Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Forecasting the characteristics of consumers in 2010 . /

by Harding, Ann | Robinson, Martin.

Publisher: 1999Description: v, 33p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

From Angela?s Ashes to the Celtic Tiger : early life conditions and adult health in Ireland /

by Delaney, Liam | McGovern, Mark | Smith, James P.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Notes: IZA DP No. 4548Summary: We use data from the Irish census and exploit regional and temporal variation in infant mortality rates over the 20th century to examine effects of early life conditions on later life health. Our main identification is public health interventions which eliminated the Irish urban infant mortality penalty. Estimates suggest that a unit decrease in mortality rates at time of birth reduces the probability of being disabled as an adult by between .03 and .05 percentage points. We find that individuals from lower socio economic groups had marginal effects of reduced infant mortality twice as large as those at the top.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Growing apart : measuring Australian attitudes to poverty /

by Johnson, Jeannette | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2000Description: 4 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This is a summary of research conducted in January 2000 in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania with adults 18 years and over. The report measures the strength of viewpoints in relation to poverty.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Homeless people in SAAP : SAAP national data collection annual report 2007-08, Victoria supplementary tables /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Immigration : taking a long view /

by Viviani, Nancy | Asialink.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Asialink, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne 2010Description: PDF.Other title: The Asialink Essays 2010 ; volume 2 no. 2.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 9 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This paper addresses the "Big Country" immigration debate. It argues that we haven't thought enough about the social and economic impact of the latest anticipated increases in immigration, - the "explosive" mix created when a relatively low skilled local population comes under pressure from high levels of more skilled migration. Treasury, Viviani says, thinks it is cheaper to free-ride on the educational investments by other countries in our migrants, while failing to properly build our own skill-levels.Availability: (1)

Indicators of Australia's welfare : development and discussion. /

by Bricknell, Samantha | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare | Fortune, Nicola | Madden, Ros.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2004Description: xiii, 121 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: March 2004 Bibliography: p. 109-121 Link to online PDFAvailability: (1)

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