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'Partnering for a purpose'. /

by Nicholson, Tony | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2008Description: 4 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Speech delivered by Tony Nicholson, Executive Director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence at the Centre for Public Policy Partnerships for Social Inclusion conference 15-16 October 2008. INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

"An offer you can't refuse" : workfare in international perspective. /

by Lodemel, Ivar (ed..) | Trickey, Heather (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2001Description: xxi, 357 p.Notes: January 2001 Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. A new contract for social assistance / Ivar Lodemel and Heather Trickey -- 2. Between subsidiarity and social assistance - the French republican route to activation / Bernard Enjolras, Jean Louis Laville, Laurent Fraisse and Heather Trickey -- 3. Uneven development - local authorities and workfare in Germany / Wolfgang Voges, Herbert Jacobs and Heather Trickey -- 4. Workfare in the Netherlands - young unemployed people and the Jobseeker's Employment Act / Henk Spies and Rik van Berkel -- 5. National objectives and local implementation of workfare in Norway / Ivar Lodemel -- 6. When all must be active - workfare in Denmark / Anders Rosdahl and Hanne Weise -- 7. Steps to compulsion within the British labour market policies / Heather Trickey and Robert Walker -- 8. Making work for welfare in the United States / Michael Wiseman -- 9. Comparing workfare programmes - features and implications / Heather Trickey -- 10. Discussion : workfare in the welfare state / Ivar LodemelAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"Inequity of access and the wealth divide: threats to social sustainability" /

by Ziguras, Stephen.

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"Talking poverty : an interview with Basil N. Varghese" /

by Macrae, Andrew.

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A dominance criterion for measuring income inequality from a centrist view : the case of Australia /

by Azpitarte, Francisco | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research | Alonso-Villar, Olga.

Publisher: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2012Description: PDF.Other title: Melbourne Institute working paper ; no. 3/12.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2012 Includes bibliographical references (p. 17-19)Summary: This paper introduces a new Lorenz dominance criterion that allows ranking income distributions according to centrist measures la Seidl and Pfingsten (1997). In doing so, it defines Lorenz curves by adapting the generalized Lorenz curves to this case. In addition, it provides an empirical illustration of these tools using Australian income data for the period 2001-2008. The results suggest that despite the reduction of relative inequality, inequality increased for most centrist value judgments.Availability: (1)

A full employment agenda /

by Probert, Belinda.

Publisher: 1994Description: p.1-8 (vol.1).Notes: Rec. no. for book: 301051 indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A hand up not a hand out : renewing the fight against poverty : report on poverty and financial hardship. /

by Australia. Parliament. Senate. Community Affairs References Committee.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Parliament. The Senate. Community Affairs References Committee 2004Description: xl, 511 p.Notes: March 2004 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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 minimum income standard for Northern Ireland /

by Smith, Noel | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Phung, Viet-Hai | Davis, Abigail | Hirsch, Donald.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2009Summary: The first Minimum Income Standard for Britain was launched in 2008 and represents an important new benchmark for economic well-being. This study asks if this standard is applicable for Northern Ireland and whether it is possible to have a 'UK-wide MIS'.The study: is based on what members of the public think people need for a minimum, socially-acceptable standard of living; compares standards for Great Britain and Northern Ireland for selected household types; and examines how prices compare and whether what people need differs between the two places.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A minimum income standard for the UK in 2011 /

by Hirsch, Donald | Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Publisher: London, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2011 Bibliography : p. 22Summary: This report is JRF's annual update of the 'minimum income standard', based on what members of the public think people need to achieve a socially acceptable standard of living. The 2011 figures reflect price increases and the effect of changing tax and benefit rates.Availability: (1)

A review of poverty dynamics research in the UK . /

by Smith, Noel | Middleton, Sue.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2007Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A social agenda for equity and efficiency. /

by Argy, Fred | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2004Description: 11 p.Other title: Social policy working paper ; no. 1.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p. 10-11) This paper is developed from a presentation at a symposium `From welfare state to social investment state?' hosted by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, University of Melbourne Centre for Public Policy and Victorian Council of Social Services in Melbourne on 5 July 2004.Summary: Fred Argy argues that in spite of Australia s economic prosperity, the policy shift away from egalitarianism and social spending has had damaging effects on Australian households. The policy change has been driven not by community attitudes, economic necessity; the population s ageing or social security system failure, but by the changing power structure, spawned by globalisation, in which belief in small government and self-reliance has become dominant. Responding to this political context requires a new approach, focusing less on simple income inequality and more on quality of life and equality of opportunity.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

A spatial divide : trends in the incomes and socioeconomic characteristics of regions between 1996 and 2001. /

by Lloyd, Rachel | Yap, Mandy | Harding, Ann.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Paper presented to the 28th Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association International Annual Conference, Wollongong 28 September - 1 October 2004. 2004Description: iv, 18 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 18)Availability: (1)

A spatial portrait of disadvantage : income poverty by statistical local area in 2001. /

by Chin, Shih-Foong | Harding, Ann | Tanton, Robert.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). University of Canberra 2006Description: PDF.Summary: This paper presents estimates of income poverty for statistical local areas in Queensland, Victoria and the ACT, using a poverty line set at half the median equivalent disposable income of households.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Address to the New Agenda for Prosperity conference : Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Thursday 27 March 2008 /

by Nicholson, Tony | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2008Description: 6 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Our experience at the Brotherhood is that there are a large and growing number of people in our community who are increasingly uncomfortable that so many have been left behind like this, especially in times of plenty.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Advance Australia fair? : trends in small area socio-economic inequality, 2001 to 2006 /

by Ngu Vv, Quoc | National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling | Harding, Ann | Tanton, Rob | Nepal, Binod | Vidyattana, Yogi.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). University of Canberra 2008Description: PDF.Other title: AMP.NATSEM income and wealth report ; issue 20.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2008Summary: "The 20th AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report, Advance ; Australia Fair?, takes a critical look at trends in income, ; unemployment, immigration and other socio-economic factors ; for different geographic regions of Australia, rather than ; individual Australians - drawing on Census data from 2001 and ; 2006." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Affordable housing in NSW : past to present. /

by Wilkinson, John.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. NSW Parliamentary Library Research Service 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/publications.nsf/0/c43281eba16c7f36ca2570c40003081c/Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

All people : rights responsibilities & reform. /

by Cass, Bettina.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Council of Social Service 1997Description: 18 leaves.Notes: Congress held on 6-7 November 1997 Rec. no. for conference: B9526 Includes bibliographical references indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

All people : rights, responsibilities and reforms. /

by Toohey, Brian.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australia Council of Social Service 1997Description: 9 leaves.Notes: Congress held on 6-7 November 1997 Rec. no. for conference: B9526 indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Alternative measures of well-being . /

by Boarini, Romina | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Johansson, sa | Mira D Ercole, Marco.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006Description: PDF.Other title: OECD Economics Department. Working paper no. 476.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This paper assesses if GDP per capita is an adequate proxy as a measure of wellbeing or whether other indicators are more suitable for this purpose. Within the national accounts framework, other better measures of economic resources exist, but they are closely correlated with GDP per capita and are not as readily available. Illustrative calculations to ?extend? measures of economic resources to include leisure time, the sharing of income within households and distributional concerns suggest that cross-country ranking of based on these indicators and GDP per capita are generally similar, although they have evolved differently over time. Across OECD countries, levels of most measures of specific social conditions are significantly related to GDP per capita while changes over time are not. However, survey based data on happiness and life-satisfaction across OECD countries are only weakly related to levels of GDP per capita. Overall, measures of GDP per capita and economic growth remain critical for any assessment of wellbeing but they need to be complemented with measures of other dimensions of well-being to get a comprehensive picture of well-being.Availability: (1)

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