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A framework for understanding poverty. /

by Payne, Ruby K.

Edition: 4th rev. ed.Publisher: Moorabbin, Vic. Hawker Brownlow Education 2009Description: 199 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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).

Baby boomers and retirement : dreams, fears and anxieties. /

by Hamilton, Myra | The Australia Institute | Hamilton, Clive.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Australia Institute 2006Description: xv, 71 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 63-65) September 2006 Retirement & ageingAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Bridges out of poverty : strategies for professionals and communities. /

by Payne, Ruby K | DeVol, Philip | Dreussi Smith, Terie.

Edition: Rev. ed.Publisher: Highlands, TX aha! Process 2005Description: 267 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-267)Summary: Designed for social, health and legal professionals in the United States, this book aims to help such workers understand the hidden rules which shape many aspects of the lives of people in poverty. The authors argue that staff with middle-class backgrounds are largely unaware that their clients belong to a quite different culture, and therefore often overlook the challenges faced and the strengths demonstrated by people living in survival mode . They suggest strategies for achieving better communication, negotiation and understanding - accompanied by exercises and summaries.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Competing with dad : changes in the intergenerational distribution of male labour market income. /

by Gregory, R.G.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Economic Policy Research 1999Description: 19 p.Notes: Revised version of a paper presented at the Conference : Income support, Labour Markets and Behaviour : A Research Agenda, 24-25 November 1998 Australian National University, Canberra.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Education and family background : mechanisms and policies /

by Bjorklund, Anders | Institute for the Study of Labor | Salvanes, Kjell G.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2010Description: 82 p.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: In every society for which we have data, people's educational achievement is positively correlated with their parents' education or with other indicators of their parents' socioeconomic status. This topic is central in social science, and there is no doubt that research has intensified during recent decades, not least thanks to better data having become accessible to researchers. The purpose of this chapter is to summarize and evaluate recent empirical research on education and family background. Broadly speaking, we focus on two related but distinct motivations for this topic. The first is equality of opportunity. Here, major the research issues are: How important a determinant of educational attainment is family background, and is family background, in the broad sense that incorporates factors not chosen by the individual, a major, or only a minor, determinant of educational attainment? What are the mechanisms that make family background important? Have specific policy reforms been successful in reducing the impact of family background on educational achievement? The second common starting point for recent research has been the child development perspective. Here, the focus is on how human-capital accumulation is affected by early childhood resources. Studies with this focus address the questions: what types of parental resources or inputs are important for children's development, why are they important and when are they important? In addition, this literature focuses on exploring which types of economic policy, and what timing of the policy in relation to children's social and cognitive development, are conducive to children's performance and adult outcomes. The policy interest in this research is whether policies that change parents' resources and restrictions have causal effects on their children.Availability: (1)

Employing young workers: how well are we managing them? : a summary

by Tresize-Brown, Mary.

Publisher: 2004Description: 4p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: August 2004Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Families at risk deciding about personal debt : report on the qualitative study. /

by Singh, Supriya | Shelly, Marita.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. RMIT University 2005Description: 20 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 20) September 2005Availability: (1)

Fearless and flexible : views of Gen Y : a qualitative study of people aged 16-24 in Australia /

by Saulwick, Irving | Muller, Denis.

Publisher: Glebe, N.S.W. Dusseldorp Skills Forum 2006Description: 61 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study was commissioned by the Dusseldorp Skills Forum as the first stage of a two-part study to analyse what young people are thinking in Australia today. The researchers conducted eight focus groups in major cities and regional centres. Among other findings, they concluded that the young people do not share the insecurities of the parents generation, but rather have grown up accepting that mobility, change and adaptability are part of life. This report may be a useful resource for the strategic planning related to the school to work transition.Availability: (1)

Generation whY? /

by Australian Mutual Provident Society.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). University of Canberra 2007Description: HTML.Other title: AMP.NATSEM income and wealth report ; issue 17.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2007Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Generational intelligence : a critical approach to age relations /

by Biggs, Simon | Lowenstein, Ariela.

Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon UK Routledge 2011Description: xiv, 180 p.Other title: Generational intelligence : age, identity, and the future of.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: What is generational intelligence? -- Self and the generational imagination -- Generational self awareness -- Self and other -- Generational strategies and negotiation -- Generations and family -- Generational intelligence and caregiving : the family and the state -- Generational intelligence and elder mistreatment -- Workplace and intergenerational relations -- Intergenerational relations in the community Prof. Simon Biggs, Senior Manager, Research and Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence (2010- ) Professor of Gerontology and Social Policy University of MelbourneSummary: The question of communication and understanding between different generations is emerging as a key issue for the twenty-first century. The advent of ageing populations may lead to increased conflict or solidarity in society, and provokes a profound ambivalence both in public and in the private sphere. In a new approach, Biggs and Lowenstein offer a critical examination of Generational Intelligence as one way of addressing these issues. How easy is it to put yourself in the shoes of someone of a different age group? What are the personal, interpersonal and social factors that affect our perceptions of the 'age other'? What are the key issues facing families, workplaces and communities in an ageing society? This book sets out a way of thinking about interpersonal relations based on age, and the question of communication between people of different ages and generations. The book challenges existing orthodoxies for relations between adults of different ages and draws out steps that can be taken to increase understanding between generational groups. The authors outline a series of steps that can be taken to enhance Generational Intelligence, examine existing theories and social issues, and suggest new directions for sustainable relations between generational groups.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

How effective is the British government's attempt to reduce child poverty? /

by Piachaud, David | Sutherland, Holly.

Publisher: London, U.K.Website: 2000Description: 47 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Intergenerational and life-course transmission of social exclusion : influences of childhood poverty, family disruption, and contact with the Police. /

by Hobcraft, John.

Publisher: Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics 1998Description: 100 p. ; 21 cm.Other title: CASEpaper ; 15.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 1998Availability: (1)

Intergenerational transmission of disadvantage : mobility or immobility across generations? : a review of the evidence for OECD countries. /

by d'Addio, Anna Cristina.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:42:14 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Kinship and cohort in an aging society : from generation to generation /

by Silverstein, Merril (ed.) | Giarrusso, Roseann (ed.).

Publisher: Baltimore, MD Johns Hopkins University Press 2013Description: xii, 350 p.Notes: Chapter 7 "Toward generational intelligence: Linking cohorts, families and experience." by Simon Biggs and Ariela Lowenstein pp. 159-175 Professor Simon Biggs is Senior Manager, Research and Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence & Professor of Gerontology and Social Policy, University of MelbourneSummary: Kinship and Cohort in an Aging Society brings together scholars whose common link is their intellectual intersection with the work of Vern Bengtson, an esteemed family sociologist whose accomplishments include foundational theoretical contributions to the study of families and intergenerational relations as well as the development of the widely used Longitudinal Study of Generations data set. The study began in 1971 and is the basis for Bengtson's highly influential concept and measurement model, the intergenerational solidarity-conflict paradigm. This book serves as an excellent compendium of original research that examines how Bengtson's solidarity model, a theory that informs nearly all intergenerational and gerontology sociology work performed today, continues to be relevant to scholars and practitioners. Written by internationally recognized scholars, the book's fifteen chapters are mapped to five major thematic areas to which Bengtson's research contributed: family connections; grandparents in a changing demographic landscape; generations and cohorts (micro-macro dialectics); religion and families in the context of continuity, change, and conflict; and global cross-national and cross-ethnic concerns. Key strengths of the book include the diversity of foci and data sources and the strong attention given to global and international issues. "Kinship and Cohort in an Aging Society" will appeal to scholars working in sociology, psychology, gerontology, family studies, and social work.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Multiple generation disadvantage: how communities affect the outcomes of different generations /

by Tanton, Robert | University of Canberra. National Centre for Social and conomic Modelling | Gong, Honge (Cathy) | Harding, Ann.

Publisher: Bruce, A.C.T. NATSEM 2011Description: PDF.Other title: NATSEM Working Paper 11/05.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p.12-14Summary: Intergenerational disadvantage has been defined as 'disadvantage induced by the attitudes, social circumstances or economic limitations of a person's parents'. This disadvantage could be in terms of poverty, labour force, or lack of access to opportunities that other children may have. One of the limitations of this concept is that it only takes into account direct family, so it is only how a person's parents affect their disadvantage. However, we know that the local community also affects disadvantage, and that disadvantage tends to cluster. The obvious question that this paper tries to answer is do areas with high levels of disadvantage have high levels of disadvantage for all age groups in the area? Or are there areas where a high proportion of disadvantaged elderly people and a low proportion of disadvantage children live? And where are these areas (eg, rural/regional areas, capital cities, inner urban areas)...SummaryAvailability: (1)

Out of time : the pleasures and perils of ageing /

by Segal, Lynne.

Publisher: London, U.K. Verso 2013Description: xviii, 331 p.Notes: Includes index pp.319-331.Summary: In Out of Time, leading thinker Lynne Segal examines her life and surveys the work and lives of other writers and artists to explore the pleasures and perils of growing old. Following in the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir?who in her mid-fifties mourned 'never again!' and yet was energetically writing in her sixties and seventies?Segal mixes memoir, literature and polemic to examine the inevitable consequences of staying alive. ; Who is that stranger who stares back from the mirror? What happens to ambition and sexuality? As millions of baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, these questions are becoming increasingly urgent. Must the old always be in conflict with the young? How can we deal with the inevitability of loss and find victory in survival? ; Brilliant, moving and challenging, Out of Time is an urgent and necessary corrective to the assumptions and taboos that constrain the lives of the aged.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Persistent poverty and lifetime inequality : the evidence /

by London School of Economics. Centre for Analysis of Social xclusion.

Publisher: London, U.K. Centre for Analysis for Social Exclusion 1999Description: 138 p.Other title: CASEreport ; 5.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 1998 Proceedings from a workshop held at H M Treasury, chaired by Professor John HillsAvailability: (1)

Private transfers across Australian generations. /

by King, Anthony | McDonald, Peter.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra 1999Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Recent Developments in Intergenerational Mobility /

by Black, Sandra E | Institute for the Study of Labor | Devereux, Paul J.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Bibliography : p. 87-90Summary: Economists and social scientists have long been interested in intergenerational mobility, and documenting the persistence between parents' and children's outcomes has been an active area of research. However, since Gary Solon?s 1999 Chapter in the Handbook of Labor Economics, the literature has taken an interesting turn. In addition to focusing on obtaining precise estimates of correlations and elasticities, the literature has placed increased emphasis on the causal mechanisms that underlie this relationship. This chapter describes the developments in the intergenerational transmission literature since the 1999 Handbook Chapter. While there have been some important contributions in terms of measurement of elasticities and correlations, we will focus primarily on advances in our understanding of the forces driving the relationship and less on the precision of the correlations themselves.Availability: (1)

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