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A balancing act? Tenure diversification in Australia and Britain. /

by Wood, Martin | University of Western Sydney. Urban Frontiers Program.

Publisher: Campbelltown, N.S.W. Urban Frontiers Program, University of Western Sydney 2002Description: 13 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2002 Includes bibliographical references (p. 11-13) Website : http://urbanfrontiers.unwws.edu.auAvailability: (1)

A good practice guide for practitioners : supporting community and social enterprise in deprived communities /

by Cox, Ed | Institute for Public Policy Research | Viitanen, Jenni.

Publisher: Brinnington, Stockport, England Institute for Public Policy Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010 Bibliography : p. 35-36Summary: In Spring 2010, ippr north carried out new research exploring the critical success factors for community and social enterprise in deprived communities in the North West of England This Good Practice Guide summarises the findings and recommendations of research in a format aimed at practitioners, particularly those working in local authorities. It is not intended to be a comprehensive guide but simply seeks to set out material gathered through the research in a more accessible format. It is divided into five sections, each addressing a specific issue or concern, and is interspersed with case study examples of some of the best community and social enterprises in the North West Region of England.Availability: (1)

A more equal society? : New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion. /

by Hills, John (ed.) | Stewart, Kitty (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2005Description: xv, 391 p. : ill.Notes: January 2005 Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Introduction / Kitty Stewart and John Hills -- Part One: Aspects of exclusion -- 2. Employment: tackling poverty through 'work for those who can' / Abigail McKnight -- 3. Education, education, education ... : an assessment of Labour's success in tackling education inequalities / Abigail McKnight, Howard Glennerster and Ruth Lupton -- 4. Tackling health inequalities / Franco Sassi -- 5. Social and political participation and inclusion / Liz Richardson -- Part Two: Groups at risk -- 6. Disadvantaged by where you live? New Labour and neighbourhood renewal / Ruth Lupton and Anne Power -- 7. Towards and equal start? Addressing childhood poverty and deprivation / Kitty Stewart -- 8. A secure retirement for all? Older people and New Labour / Maria Evandrou and Jane Falkingham -- 9. Ethnic inequalities under New Labour: progress or entrenchment? / Coretta Phillips -- 10. Selective inclusion: asylum seekers and other marginalised groups / Tania Burchardt -- Part Three: Overall impact -- 11. Inequality and poverty under New Labour / Tom Sefton and Holly Sutherland -- 12. That's the way the money goes: expenditure patterns as real incomes rise for the poorest families with children / Paul Gregg, Jane Waldfogel and Elizabeth Washbrook -- 13. Bringing up families in poor neighbourhoods under New Labour / Anne Power and Helen Willmot -- 14. Changes in poverty and inequality in the UK in international context / Kitty Stewart -- Part Four: Conclusion -- 15. A tide turned but mountains yet to climb? / John Hills and Kitty Stewart.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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).

Accounting for housing costs in regional income comparisons. /

by Siminski, Peter | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre | Saunders, Peter.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2004Description: 17 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p. 16-17)Availability: (1)

Addressing locational disadvantage effectively /

by Ware, Vicki-Ann | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. Research ynthesis Service | Gronda , Hellene | Vitis, Laura.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Commissioned by Housing New South Wales August 2010 Appendices : p. 51-100 Bibliography : p. 101-103Summary: This report is the final output of a synthesis examining the nature of locational disadvantage and ways in which governments can intervene to improve the lives of disadvantaged residents in areas of concentrated poverty and disadvantage. The report outlines the synthesis methodology used, then explores the complex and contested concept of locational disadvantage. This is followed by discussion of some interventions used in the US, UK and EU to improve the life chances of residents of disadvantaged areas, leading to conclusions about broad principles for achieving lasting improvements.Availability: (1)
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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).

An Australian newtown : life and leadership in a working-class suburb / Lois Bryson and Faith Thompson.

by Bryson, Lois | Thompson, Faith.

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex : Penguin, 1972Description: 378p : graphs, map, tables ; 18cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Aspiration and attainment amongst young people in deprived communities : Analysis and discussion paper December 2008 /

by Great Britain. Cabinet Office. Social Exclusion Task Force.

Publisher: London, U.K. UK. Cabinet Office 2008Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Beyond the city : access to services for mothers and babies. /

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1994Description: 52 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Third in the series based on the Brotherhood's longitudinal study into the life chances of children. The other two in the series are Access for growth (Rec. no. B5142) and What chance a job (Rec. no.B5684)Summary: Paper focuses on consumer view of health and community services during pregnancy, at birth, and in the first few months after birth from the perspective of 146 mothers living in four areas of Victoria - Cranbourne, Melton, Bellarine Peninsula and Ballarat. Regardless of income mothers were generally happy with services, the major exception being lack of public transport.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Bridging the gap between the 'haves' and the 'have nots' : report of the National Education and Employment Forum (NEEF). /

by Feeney, Anne | Feeney, Denis | Norton, Marion | Simons, Rob | Wyatt, David | Zappala, Gianni.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld. World Education Fellowship 2002; Australia Council Queensland 2002Description: 95 p : ill. (some col.).Notes: June 2002 Includes bibliographical references Website : http://www.wef.com.auAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Brownfield residential redevelopment in England : what happens to the most deprived neighbourhoods? /

by Wong, Cecilia | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Baing, Andreas Schulze.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2010 Bibliography : p. 25Summary: Government policy has emphasised the importance of regenerating towns and cities and delivering new housing supply by focusing on recycling previously developed (brownfield) land. The aim of this study is to examine the extent of brownfield regeneration through the delivery of new housing development and its effects on housing and socio-economic change across the most deprived neighbourhoods in England.Availability: (1)

Building environmentally sustainable communities : a framework for inclusivity /

by Been, Vicki | The Urban Institute | Cunningham, Mary | Ellen, Ingrid Gould | Gordon, Adam | Pari, Joe | Turner, Margery Austin | Whitney, Sheryl Verlaine.

Publisher: Washington, DC The Urban Institute 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Bibliography : p. 44-46Summary: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has decided to include two key goals in all of its programs: encouraging sustainable communities and enhancing access to opportunity for lower-income people and people of color. This paper examines the relationship between these two goals through a literature review and an original empirical analysis of how these goals interact at the neighborhood and metropolitan area levels.Availability: (1)

Carbon use in poor Victorian households by local government area

by Unkles, Bill | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Stanley, Janet.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 5 p. : maps + appendices.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 5) April 2008Summary: As the imposition of a carbon price is planned in Australia to encourage movement away from carbon-based energy, this mapping exercise illustrates the uneven pattern of carbon use by poor households across Melbourne and across Victoria. The pattern is largely related to transport and urban planning issues. The findings point to the need for policies which will offset the regressive impact of a carbon price, to ensure that disadvantaged households are not unfairly penalised.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Carers speak out : a consultation on community services with carers in the Southern Metropolitan and Grampians Regions /

by Nankervis, Julie | Carers Association Victoria | Rebeiro, Joyce.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Carers Association Victoria 2000Description: 61 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.Notes: March 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).

CoNet's guide to social cohesion : Integrated approaches in disadvantaged neighbourhoods /

by Weeber, Rotraut | CoNet | Nothdorf, Petra | Fischer, Reinhard.

Publisher: Berlin CoNet 2011Description: PDF, [4.93 MB].Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Many neighbourhoods in European cities face growing social exclusion, segregation and associated urban decline. Numerous different efforts have been undertaken to turn these developments around--what have we learnt from these successes and failures? The experts and groundlevel practitioners of the Cohesion Network explore this question and summarise their findings in seven core tasks outlined in this Guide to Social Cohesion. Much depends on political and societal will power and action. However, developing common understanding and shared interests in order to find efficient strategies is an essential precondition. The very interrelated issues demand a comprehensive approach - pooling the actions of everyone able to contribute together and taking into account quality of life as a whole is decisive. The potentials of integrated approaches have by no means been used to the full! This book presents hands-on procedures and examples for all those who want to know how to make more of an impact, structured around The seven core tasks improving disadvantaged neighbourhoods ; 1. Improve inclusion in all important fields of life! Proceed as comprehensively as possible! ; 2. Include and motivate everybody able to contribute and give citizens an active role, especially also young people! ; 3. Strengthen inhabitants' local networks and their feeling of being at home in the neighbourhood! ; 4. Open up and adapt amenities and services to the inhabitants' needs, so that also disadvantaged persons find access! ; 5. Youth and children first--draw on their potentials and strengthen intergenerational understanding! ; 6. Reduce segregation--develop the inhabitants' quality of life and undertake efforts to overcome prejudices! ; 7. Better the neighbourhood's connections to the whole city and boost the city's solidarity with the neighbourhood!Availability: (1)

Creating unequal futures? : rethinking poverty, inequality and disadvantage. /

by Fincher, Ruth (ed.) | Saunders, Peter (ed.).

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2001Description: xv, 251 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Contents: 1. The complex contexts of Australian inequality / Ruth Fincher and Peter Saunders -- 2. Understanding poverty and social exclusion : situating Australia internationally / Peter Whiteford -- 3. Popular discourses and images of poverty and welfare in the news media / Peter Putnis -- 4. Inequality and the futures of our children / Peter Travers -- 5. Tackling poverty among indigenous Australians / Boyd Hunter -- 6. Moving in and out of disadvantage : population mobility and Australian places / Ruth Fincher and Maryann Wulff -- 7. Beyond impoverished visions of the labour market / Ian Watson and John Buchanan.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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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