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Assessment of the service needs of low income families : Collingwood and Fitzroy housing estates. /

by Guinness, Catherine.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Jesuit Social Services 2000Description: 45 p. : ill.Notes: May 2000Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community adversity and resilience : the distribution of social disadvantage in Victoria and New South Wales and the mediating role of social cohesion. /

by Vinson, Tony | Jesuit Social Services.

Publisher: Richmond, Melbourne Jesuit Social Services 2004Description: 90 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 30 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2004 The study provides coloured postcode maps of social disadvantage in Victoria (facing pages 45 and 47) Includes bibliographical references (p. 82-86) Includes 1 x Compact Disc which is stored in Library compactusSummary: This research report measures the concentration of disadvantage attached to postcode areas in New South Wales and Victoria. A sequel to the earlier "Unequal in life study", it shows that many of the localities which ranked highest on the disadvantage scale in 1999 reappeared in the most disadvantaged band in 2003. Tony Vinson also attempts to identify strengths of disadvantaged areas which could be promoted and fostered in order to increase social cohesion, and include some case studies of neighbourhood renewal and community strengthening.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Dropping Off the Edge : the distribution of disadvantage in Australia. /

by Vinson, Tony | Jesuit Social Services.

Publisher: Richmond, Melbourne Jesuit Social Services 2007Description: xviii, 110 p.: ill., maps col. PDF.Other title: DOTE.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Report of Jesuit Social Services and Catholic Social Services Australia. Includes bibliographical references and index. 2 copies c. 2 HIPPYSummary: "The level of social disadvantage in Australian society has been one of the hotly debated areas of social policy in recent years. The tempo of that debate will increase in the coming months, as our nation moves closer to a federal election in the second half of 2007. ; This research investigation completed by Emeritus Professor Tony Vinson on behalf of Jesuit Social Services and Catholic Social Services Australia offers documented evidence that can help ground that debate and take it beyond different political affiliations and perspectives. ; Using data provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Taxation Office, Centrelink and the Australian Health Insurance Commission, and a broad range of departments from each of the state and territory governments, Professor Vinson has produced a map that can only assist federal, state and local governments to better grapple with the reality, often hidden from our eyes..."(Website)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Publisher: 04/03/2003 09:16:22http://www.jss.org.au/ 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 15 April 2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCEAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Moving from the edge : stories of achieving greater social inclusion /

by Vinson, Tony | Jesuit Social Services.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Jesuit Social Services 2010Description: 103 p. : ill.Notes: A study by Jesuit Social Services Bibliography : p. 102-103Summary: The stories told in Moving from the Edge show that given the opportunity, people who were previously 'outsiders' can find places in society that are satisfying to them and productive from the community's viewpoint. This study personalises the policies and discussions about social inclusion. It forcefully reminds us that behind each statistic about social exclusion lies a person - a unique and valuable human being with hopes and aspirations; a person often facing daunting barriers to their full flourishing as human beings and citizens.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Risking art : art for survival : outlining the role of the arts in services to marginalised young people. /

by Marsden, Sally (ed.) | Thiele, Martin (ed.).

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Jesuit Social Services 2000Description: 72 p. : ill.Summary: A collection of case studies and a general discussion of the role of art in the lives of disadvantaged youth, also arguing for the powerfulness of the participants work. Vividly illustrated with the artwork of young participants, this book profiles 12 arts-based programs in various Australian locations, where complex social problems are identified and addressed using artistic processes.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Training for work is more effective than Working for the Dole /

by Martyn, Tim.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Jesuit Social Services & Uniya Jesuit Social Justice Centre 2006?Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This paper investigates Australia?s 'mutual obligation' policies for the unemployed, and makes a comparison with the United States, the United Kingdom and Denmark. The focus of this investigation is whether 'work first' strategies or labour market training programs are more effective at reducing long-term unemployment. The findings of this paper suggest that policies that encourage greater social investment in the long-term unemployed, within an activity requirement framework, are the most effective at reducing persistent unemployment.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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