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Accumulating poverty? : women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle : an issues paper examining the gender gap in retirement savings /

by Cerise, Somali | O'Connell, Karen | Rosenman, Elena | Sarat Chandran, Priya.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Sect. 1: Introduction -- Sect. 2: Causes of the gender gap in retirement savings -- Sect. 3: Why does the gender gap in the retirement income system matter? Average superannuation balances and payouts -- Sect. 4: A snapshot of ; women's accumulated poverty - Distribution of retirement savings by age and gender - Income and assets during retirement - Sect. 5: Women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle - Education and training - Entering the paid workforce for the first time - Career progression - Pregnancy - Maternity and parental leave - Caring for children (a) Unequal division of unpaid caring work - (b) Lack of structural support for employees with caring responsibilities - (c) ; Lack of social and economic value placed on unpaid caring work - Caring across the lifecycle - Gendered ageism - Gender-based violence - Divorce or separation -- ; Sect. 6: The consequences of the gender gap in retirement savings -- Sect. 7: Building financial security for women over the lifecycle - Solutions for closing the gender gap in retirement savings. Remove the barriers to women's participation in the paid workforce and close the gender pay gap - Invest in measures to redress women's disadvantage in the superannuation scheme - Specifically recognise and reward unpaid caring work in the retirement income system -- Sect. 8: ConclusionAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ageing out of place : the impact on gender and location on older Victorians in homelessness : a pilot study /

by Batterham, Deb et al | Hanover Housing Support Research.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Hanover Housing Support Research 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 48-50 Appendicies : p. 51-63Availability: (1)

Changing Poverty and Changing Antipoverty Policies /

by Cancian, Maria | University of Wisconsin, Madison. Institute for Research on overty | Danziger, Sheldon.

Publisher: Madison WI Institute for Research on Poverty 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This 43-page US discussion paper reviews three cross-cutting factors that shape the extent and nature of poverty and prospects for reducing poverty: the changing role of race and ethnicity in the labor market and society; changing gender roles that influence both trends in labor force participation of women and patterns of family formation and childbearing; and the recent history of social welfare programs and policiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Equity in and through education and training : indicators and priorities /

by Munich, Daniel | European Expert Network on Economics of Education | Plug, Erik | Psacharopoulous, George | Schlotter, Martin.

Publisher: Munich, Germany European Expert Network on Economics of Education (EENEE) 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: EENEE Analytical Report No. 12 Prepared for the European Commission February 2012. Includes Bibliography and appendices.Summary: "This analytical report is written in the context of the 2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion. In May 2009, Member States agreed on a strategic framework for European cooperation in Education and Training (E&T) up to 2020 (European Commission 2009a). Equity is one of the four objectives of this framework. Under this heading, the Member States identified priority areas of work on early leavers from E&T, preprimary education, migrants and learners with special needs. This analytical report takes a fresh look at the subject with focus on how issues of equity and social inclusion are addressed in the economics of education. After attempting to clarify conceptual issues the paper presents several sub-dimensions that might be relevant with regard to equity and social cohesion in E&T" [including inequality due to gender, immigration, and sexual orientation]Availability: (1)

Feathers in the nest : establishing a supportive environment for women researchers /

by Hartley, Nicole | Dobele, Angela.

Publisher: Australian Educational Researcher 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This paper discusses research examining the attitudes and behaviours of researching women in academia and considers the effect of these factors on successful researching outcomes. The results of this exploratory research highlight in particular, a number of interesting environmental influencers which contribute to enhancing successful work outcomes for academic women researchers. Specifically, personal factors such as, marital status, partner support, age, cultural background and level of organisation (in life) coupled with, research defined factors such as incentive for conducting the research and the existence of research partnerships and/or groups are identified as significant performance influencers. These dimensions appear to facilitate the level of research productivity for women academics based on key performance indicators such as journal/conference paper submissions and successful research funding applications. The potential benefits of this exploratory research are that any correlation between specific self-supporting attitudes or behaviours of successful women academics and effective research outcomes could provide important clues to both emerging and continuing researchers for career development and promotion.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Gender : the key concepts /

by Evans, Mary (ed.) | Williams, Carolyn (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 2013Description: xv, 277 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This volume provides an overview of 37 terms, theories and concepts frequently used in gender studies which those studying the subject can find difficult to grasp. Each entry provides a critical definition of the concept, examining the background to the idea, its usage and the major figures associated with the term. Taking a truly interdisciplinary and global view of gender studies, concepts covered include: Agency Diaspora Heteronormativity Subjectivity Performativity Class Feminist Politics Body Gender identity Reflexivity. With cross referencing and further reading provided throughout the text, this book unweaves the relationships between different aspects of the field defined as gender studies, and is essential for all those studying gender in interdisciplinary contexts as undergraduates, postgraduates and beyond.Availability: No items available Lost (1).

Gender impact assessment : climate change /

by Quinn, Karolyne.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Womens Health Victoria 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Handbook for coordinating gender-based violence interventions in humanitarian settings /

by Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility Working Group.

Publisher: n.p. Gender-Based Violence Network 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2010 Appendices : pp. 127-334Summary: The Handbook for Coordinating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings (nicknamed the GBV Coordination Handbook) has been produced by the global GBV AoR Working Group as a quick reference tool for all individuals and agencies involved in GBV programming and coordination in humanitarian/emergency settings.Availability: (1)

He said, she said : the gender wage gap according to self and proxy reports in the current population survey /

by Reynolds, Jeremy | Wenger, Jeffrey.

Publisher: Athens, GA University of Georgia 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2011 Bibliography pp. 38-40Summary: Roughly half the labor force data in the Current Population Survey (CPS) are provided by proxy respondents, and since 1979, men's reliance on proxies has dropped dramatically while women's reliance on proxies has increased. Few authors, however, have examined how combining these first-hand and second-hand reports may influence our understanding of long-term economic trends. We exploit the outgoing rotation group structure of the CPS by matching individual records one year apart, and we find that self-reported wages are higher than proxy-reported wages even after controlling for all time invariant characteristics. Furthermore, we find that changes in the use of proxy respondents by men and women since 1979 have made current estimates of the gender wage gap larger than they would have been without changes in reporting status. This suggests that the gender wage gap has closed more than previously estimated. We recommend that researchers combine self and proxy responses with great care, especially when analyzing time trends or making gender comparisons.Availability: (1)

Income Employment and citizenship : considerations on Pixley. /

by Watts, Rob.

Publisher: 1995Description: P. 20-28.Notes: Rec. no. for book B7174 indexed paperAvailability: No items available

Labour force participation and the influence of educational attainment /

by Kennedy, Steven | Stoney, Nicholas | Vance, Leo.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Using census data, the authors find that the participation rates of both men and women with low educational attainment rose substantially between 2001 and 2006. However, the participation rates of people with no post-school qualifications remain significantly below those with post-school qualifications (around 10 percentage points for both men and women). Within the no post-school qualifications group, the outcomes for those who completed school to year 9 or less are especially poor, with participation rates up to 20 percentage points lower than for other more highly educated groups.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Parent and child wellbeing and the influence of work and family arrangements: a three cohort study /

by Strazdins, Lyndall | Lucas, Nina | Shipley, Megan | Mathews, Rebecca | Berry, Helen | Rodgers, Bryan | Davies, Anna.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Social policy research paper. No. 44.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: "This report investigates the impact of work on parents' and children's wellbeing. Using data from 'Growing Up in Australia, the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children' (LSAC) and the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics (HILDA) survey, it examines the impact of working hours, job security, and work-related control and flexibility on mental health and wellbeing for parents and children. It also compares the effects for different child age groups (infants, preschoolers and adolescents), family types (single and two-parent families, and dual-income and one-bread winner families), socioeconomically disadvantaged families, and for mothers versus fathers. " -- NLAAvailability: (1)

PISA Equally prepared for life? : how 15-year-old boys and girls perform in school /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publications 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report explores the educational performance and attitudes of males and females during childhood and adolescence. It opens with a general summary of gender differences measured outside of the PISA assessment programme and then considers the knowledge gained about gender-related issues from PISA 2000, PISA 2003 and PISA 2006 when reading, mathematics and science respectively were the major domains of assessment. Among the key findings: in reading in PISA 2000, females significantly outscored males in all countries; in mathematics in PISA 2003, males outscored females somewhat; and in the combined science scale in PISA 2006, there was no overall significant difference observed between males and females. However, when examining the various science competencies, knowledge components and attitudes to science, there were some marked differences.Availability: (1)

Retirement on the edge : women, men, and economic insecurity after the Great Recession /

by Hess, Cynthia | Institute for Women's Policy Research | Hayes, Jeff | Hartmann, Heidi.

Publisher: Washington, DC Institute for Women's Policy Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2011 Bibliography pp. 53-55Summary: The Great Recession dramatically altered the lives of many Americans, creating pronounced economic stress and uncertainty for both individuals and families. Even after the recession was officially declared over, unemployment levels remained persistently high, while housing values remained notably low. These circumstances led the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) to develop and analyze the IWPR/Rockefeller Survey of Economic Security, which was administered to 2,746 adults aged 18 and older between September and November 2010. The sample for the survey was stratified to yield approximately equal numbers of white, black, and Hispanic respondents, with results weighted by American Community Survey data to reflect the non-institutional, adult population of the nation. The survey included a select number of questions from earlier surveys, such as the Rockefeller Foundation's February 2007 American Workers Survey and the National Academy of Social Insurance/Rockefeller Survey of 2009. These questions were worded the same or in similar ways in the current survey to allow for comparison between respondents' views in 2010 and in the previous studies.Availability: (1)

The Adult Literacy and Life Skills [ALL] Survey : gender, ethnicity and literacy /

by Satherley, Paul | New Zealand. Ministry of Education | Lawes, Elliot.

Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. New Zealand. Ministry of Education 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2008Summary: The skill demands of a modern economy and society are becoming increasingly complex. If New Zealand is to maintain and enhance its position in the world economy, its adult population - including both women and men, and people with different ethnic backgrounds - needs to have high levels of generic and technical skills. The ALL survey provides an insight into our current skill levels for these sub-populations, and this insight is essential for the development of initiatives to maintain and enhance these levels and reduce inequities. In the longer term, having data from the 1996 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and ALL gives us a baseline against which to track movement in levels of skill development for key groups.Availability: (1)

The discursive politics of gender equality : stretching bending and policymaking /

by Lombardo, Emanuela (ed.) | Meier, Petra (ed.) | Verloo, Mieke (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 2009Description: xix, 217 p.Summary: This book explores the discursive constructions of gender equality and the implications of these understandings in a broad range of policy fields. Using gender equality as a prime example, a number of internationally renowned scholars offer a new vocabulary to identify and study processes of the reduction, amplification, shifting or freezing of meaning. The main aim of the book is to understand the dynamics and to reflect on the consequences of such discursive politics in recent policy making on gender equality. It explores both the potential opportunities that are opened up for the promotion of equality through discursive politics, and the limitations they impose. Distinctive features of the volume includes chapters covering a range of case studies in Europe, the USA, and the Asia region, tackling contemporary political debates on equality new insights of relevance to public policy practices such as gender mainstreaming, with theorizing on intersecting inequalities. [Publisher description]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The international handbook of gender and poverty : concepts, research, policy /

by Chant, Sylvia (ed.).

Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. Edward Elgar 2010Description: xxxiv, 698 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: In the interests of contextualising (and nuancing) the multiple interrelations between gender and poverty, Sylvia Chant has gathered writings on diverse aspects of the subject from a range of disciplinary and professional perspectives, achieving extensive thematic as well as geographical coverage. This benchmark volume presents women's and men's experiences of gendered poverty with respect to a vast spectrum of intersecting issues including local to global economic transformations, family, age, 'race', migration, assets, paid and unpaid work, health, sexuality, human rights, and conflict and violence. The Handbook also provides up-to-the-minute reflections on how to theorise, measure and represent the connections between gender and poverty, and to contemplate how gendered poverty is affected - and potentially redressed - by policy and grassroots interventions. An unprecedented and ambitious blend of conceptual, methodological, empirical and practical offerings from a host of established as well as upcoming scholars and professionals from across the globe lends the volume a distinctive and critical edge. Notwithstanding the broad scope of The International Handbook of Gender and Poverty, one theme in common to most of its 100-plus chapters is the need to 'en-gender' analysis and initiatives to combat poverty and inequality at local, national and international levels. As such, the volume will inspire its readers not only to reflect deeply on poverty and gender injustice, but also to consider what to do about it. This book will be essential reading for all with academic, professional or personal interests in gender, poverty, inequality, development, and social, political and economic change in the contemporary world.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Understanding the risks of social exclusion across the life course : older age /

by Becker, Elizabeth | Boreham, Richard.

Publisher: London, U.K. National Centre for Social Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Women in Australian Unions 2011 /

by ACTU Women's Committee.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Council of Trade Unions 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Appendix : 23 p. INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The Women in Unions survey is conducted every 10 years. The 2010 survey followed on from the inaugural survey conducted in 1999. The 2010 survey was distributed to all unions.Availability: (1)

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