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See-change : home and belonging : caravan park living on the Mornington Peninsula : caravan park project report. /

by Lazarus, Sabra.

Publisher: Mornington, Vic. Mornington Peninsula Shire 2004Description: 52 p. : ill.Other title: Caravan park project report.Notes: August 2004Summary: This local study of issues confronting several hundred permanent caravan park residents on the Mornington Peninsula highlights the impact of caravan park closures and gentrification on the supply of crisis accommodation and affordable housing for people living on low incomes. It illustrates a growing trend across south-eastern Australia, as rising property values and land tax put pressure on park owners to sell or to introduce up-market mobile homes.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social indicators of the Aboriginal population of Australia. /

by Gray, A | Tesfaghiorghis, H.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University 1991Description: 35 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Spatial mobility among Indigenous Australians : patterns and determinants. /

by Kinfu, Yohannes.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Research School of Social Sciences. Demography & Sociology Program 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Submarkets in public sector housing: an abstract concept or a decision-making tool? /

by Burke, Terry | Wulff, Maryann.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. AHURI 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This 36-page Australian report is designed to evaluate the concept of ?housing submarkets? in terms of its relevance for social housing analysis and to assess its usefulness in informing management and administrative practices in the social housing sectorAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The benefits of an ageing population. /

by Healy, Judith.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Australia Institute 2004Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2004 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This paper counters the pessimistic view that Australia s ageing population will be a costly burden to future generations, by identifying some of the benefits and opportunities which will result from a surge in the number of retirees who are active and healthy, independent and with time on their hands. While conceding that wealth and health are not shared equally across this age-group, the author points to positive contributions which older people can and do make to families, to the community and to public institutions.Availability: (1)

The demographics of loneliness among older people in Perth, Western Australia /

by Steed, Lyndall | Boldy, Duncan | Grenade, Linda.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

The economic analysis of population aging : implications for policy making /

by Herrmann, Micheal | World demographic and ageing forum.

Publisher: St Gallen, Switzerland World Demographic and Ageing Forum 2011Description: PDF.Other title: The WDA-HSG Series on Demographic Issues. Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 41-44Summary: Population aging worries many. Will population aging negatively affect economic output and lead to deflation? Can countries afford to cater for older populations? Can they prevent old-age poverty? Can they pay adequate pensions? Can they address the challenge of population aging by postponing the retirement age? Should they seek to counteract population aging through accelerated immigration and/ or should they focus on maintaining fertility rates above replacement levels? Although some answers to these questions are context-specific, this paper argues that the threat of population aging is overstated. It is hyped by media and too often based on partial analysis. A macroeconomic analysis provides a more adequate and less threatening picture of population aging than the microeconomic analysis that underlies most studies on this subject matter. The developed economies that already have a large share of older persons are well positioned to shoulder the economic implications of further population aging, and rapidly developing economies, which see an accelerated rate of population aging, are too. Many countries have the economic conditions to address population aging, but many lack the necessary resolve to implement the required policies. Popular policy responses to population aging are building up to a major wave of income redistribution, following the globalization of finance and the current responses to the global economic crisis.Availability: (1)

The End of Destitution /

by Gazeley, Ian | Institute for the Study of Labor | Newell, Andrew T.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The paper presents a statistical generalisation, to working families in the whole of Britain, of Rowntree's finding that absolute poverty declined dramatically in York between 1899 and 1936. We use poverty lines devised by contemporary social investigators and two relatively newly-discovered data sets. We estimate an almost complete elimination of absolute poverty among working households for the whole of the Britain between 1904 and 1937. We offer a number of pieces of corroborative evidence that give support to our findings. We decompose the poverty reduction into the effects of two proximate causes, of roughly equal importance, the decline in family size and the rise of real wages. We conclude with some speculation about the deeper causes of the decline.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Families on the fringe report : promoting the social inclusion of young families moving to non-metropolitan areas /

by Healy, Karen | Rawsthorne, Margot | Donnet, Amanda | Caniglia, Fiona | Hampshire, Anne | Michaux, Annette.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld. School of Social Work & Human Services & Australasian Centre on Ageing, University of Queensland. 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Families on the Fringe report was a co-operative research project between The University of Queensland, Mission Australia, and The Benevolent Society ? and funded by the Australian Research Council. The study interviewed families with young children who had recently moved from metro centres to the areas of Wyong (Central Coast, NSW), Camden (south-western Sydney metro fringe), Gladstone (coastal Queensland) and Oakey (an inland rural town west of Brisbane) and reports on the reasons for their move and the issues faced.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Global Aging Preparedness Index /

by Jackson, Richard | Centre for Strategic and International Studies | Howe, Neil | Nakashima, Keisuke.

Publisher: Washington, DC Centre for Strategic and International Studies 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Appendices : p. 53-64Summary: Global aging promises to affect everything from business psychology and worker productivity to rates of savings and investment, long-term returns to capital, and the direction of global capital flows. Perhaps most fatefully, it could throw into question the ability of many societies to provide a decent standard of living for the old without placing a crushing burden on the young. The purpose of the Global Aging Preparedness Index (or GAP Index) is to provide a comprehensive assessment of the progress that countries are making in preparing for global aging, and particularly the "old-age dependency" dimension of the challenge. The GAP Index covers twenty countries, including most major developed countries and a selection of economically important emerging markets for which adequate data were available. Its projection horizon extends through the year 2040 in order to capture the full impact of the demographic transformation now sweeping the world.Availability: (1)

The impact of immigration in Australia : a demographic approach. /

by Burnley, Ian H.

Publisher: South Melbourne Oxford University Press 2001Description: xvii, 388 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The impact of racism upon the health and wellbeing of young Australians /

by Mansouri, Fethi et.al.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Foundation for Young Australians with Education Foundation 2009; Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation 2009Description: 135 p.: ill. col.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report explores the attitudes of Australian youth in relation to key issues in contemporary race relations, such as cultural diversity, tolerance and privilege. Understanding the direct experiences of young people facing racism who are from Indigenous, migrant or refugee backgrounds is critically important as we re-imagine the roles and values placed upon all young people, in all communities across Australia. One of the clearest messages to come from this report is a reminder of the critical role that our schools play and the core responsibility that is bestowed upon school communities to instil values and behaviours that contribute more directly to building a diverse and dynamic nation. ; The key objectives of the project were: ; -to examine the experiences of racism for young people in Australia of mainstream (English-speaking background), Indigenous, migrant and refugee backgrounds; ; -to investigate how young people in Australia report and respond to racism; and ; -to explore the attitudes of mainstream youth in relation to key issues in contemporary race relations, such as cultural diversity, tolerance and privilege.Availability: (1)

The incidence of poverty : a summary of avilable statistics on the demography of poverty in Australia. /

by Dempsey, Kate | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 1988Description: 29 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: June 1988 Background paper for the Child Poverty Review Bibliography pp. 27-29Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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The policy-maker's guide to population ageing : key concepts and issues. /

by Jackson, Natalie.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Family and Community Services 2001Description: vii, 57 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2001 Includes bibliographical references (p. 51-57)Availability: (1)

The shifting demographics and lifelong learning /

by Karmel, Tom | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This paper was presented at the International Symposium on Lifelong Learning for Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development: Developing a Research Agenda for the Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong, 12-13 January 2011. Tom Karmel suggests that there are four implications of an ageing population: the need to improve labour force participation and productivity; the ageing population will provide a 'demographic dividend' because there will be fewer young people to school; increasing life expectancy changes the arithmetic of the return to investments in human capital and makes investment in the middle-aged more attractive; and ageing populations in developed countries provide an opportunity for developing countries through the export of labour services.(NCVER summary)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The structure and distribution of household wealth in Australia : cohort differences and retirement issues. /

by Heady, Bruce | Warren, Diana | Wooden, Mark.

Publisher: The Department 2008Description: vi, 40 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 39-40) FaHCSIA0625.08.03Availability: (1)

The structure and distribution of household wealth in Australia. /

by Headey, Bruce | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Marks, Gary | Wooden, Mark.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2004Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2004 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: (1)

The welfare state : a reader. /

by Pierson, Christopher (ed.) | Castles, Francis G. (ed.).

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Polity Press 2000Description: xi, 403 p. ; ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: I. Approaches to welfare. The first welfare state? / Thomas Paine -- 'Classical'. The welfare state in historical perspective / Asa Briggs -- Citizenship and social class / T. H. Marshall -- Universalism versus selection / Richard Titmuss -- Perspectives on the Left. What is social justice? / Commission on Social Justice -- The fiscal crisis of the state / James O'Connor -- Some contradictions of the modern welfare state / Claus Offe -- The power resources model / Walter Korpi -- Responses from the Right. The meaning of the welfare state / Friedrich von Hayek -- The two wars against poverty / Charles Murray -- The new politics of the new poverty / Lawrence M. Mead -- Feminism. Feminism and social policy / Mary McIntosh -- The patriarchal welfare state / Carole Pateman -- II. Debates and Issues. Welfare regimes. Three worlds of welfare capitalism / Gosta Esping-Andersen -- The real worlds of welfare capitalism / Robert E. Goodin, Bruce Headey, Ruud Muffels and Henk-Jan Dirven -- A European welfare state? Towards a European welfare state? / Stephan Leibfried -- Is the European social model fragmenting? / John Grahl and Paul Teague -- Competitiveness and globalization [globalisation] challenges for the welfare state. Social welfare and competitiveness / Ian Gough -- Negative integration: states and the loss of boundary control / Fritz Scharpf -- Challenges to welfare: external constraints / Martin Rhodes -- National economic governance / Paul Hirst and Grahame Thompson -- Demographic and social change. Social security around the world / Estelle James -- On averting the age old crisis / R. Beattie and W. McGillivray -- Intergenerational conflict and the welfare state: American and British perspectives / Chris Phillipson -- Political challenges to the welfare state. The new politics of the welfare state / Paul Pierson -- Welfare state retrenchment revisited / Richard Clayton and Jonas Pontusson -- III. The futures of welfare. High-risk strategy / Will Hutton -- The implications of ecological thought for social welfare / Tony Fitzpatrick -- Basic income and the two dilemmas of the welfare state / Philippe van Parijs -- The welfare state and postmodernity / Kirk Mann -- Positive welfare / Anthony GiddensAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Time use and overlapping activities : evidence from Australia. /

by Floro, Maria Sagrario | Miles, Marjorie.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2001Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Unequal in life : the distribution of social disadvantage in Victoria and New South Wales. /

by Vinson, Tony | The Ignatius Centre.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. The Ignatius Centre 1999Description: vii, 83 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: August 1999 The study provides coloured postcode maps of social disadvantage in Victoria (facing p. 25 and 27) and New South Wales (facing p. 38 and 40)Summary: Unequal in Life has been produced by The Ignatius Centre, the policy and research arm of Jesuit Social Services. Situated in the inner-city Melbourne suburb of Richmond, The Ignatius Centre complements the community service programs of Jesuit Social Services with social action, advocacy and research, as a means of standing in solidarity with those in need. Tony Vinson is an Emeritus Professor of Social Work at the University of New South Wales. He was the Foundation Director of the New South Wales Bureau of Crime and Statistics and Research, a former Chairman of the New South Wales Corrective Services Commission and, as Head of School and Dean of the Department of Social Work at the University of New South Wales for many years, he helped shape a generation of social workers to think about social disadvantage and to discover ways of bringing about changes. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

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