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'Living on the poverty line: a study of changes in income and expenditure among low income families' / Jenny Trethwey (BSL)

by Trethewey, Jenny | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 1986Description: 9 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: This paper describes the Brotherhood of St Laurence's year-long study of fifty low income families' income and expenditure patterns. It presents the major findings of the study's first six months of data collection, July-December 1985. These findings describe the families' expenditure priorities and the effects on adults and children of not having enough money to meet their needs.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

'Surviving, not living' : disadvantage in Melbourne /

by Cameron, Sheila | Melbourne Catholic Social Services | Duncan, Bruce.

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. : Catholic Social Services 2001Description: [48 p.] PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: A report by Catholic Social Services Victoria - Cover. August 2001 open access 10/07/2019Summary: This 2001 study by Drs Sheila Cameron and Bruce Duncan, ‘Surviving, not living’: disadvantage in Melbourne, offers a glimpse into the world of 40 men and women struggling against severe economic and social disadvantage. The overall statistics about such people are already available, but Catholic Social Services here seeks to understand more keenly what it is like for these people.Availability: (1)

'Where does equality begin?' /

by Challen, Michael.

Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes citation: 'outgoing VCOSS President, Michael Challen delivered an eloquent and powerful speech at the VCOSS Annual General Meeting'.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"Rainforests are a long way from here" : the environmental concerns of disadvantaged groups /

by Burningham, Kate | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Thrush, Diana.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2001Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p. 45-47Summary: Policies designed to benefit the environment sometimes conflict with the social and economic well-being of people on low incomes, who are particularly vulnerable to environmental problems.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

10 forces at work : how ten nonprofits tackled unemployment and more in their communities /

by Ball, Colin | Jobs Australia | Lam, May (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Jobs Australia 2008Description: 60 p. : ill.Notes: Editing and introduction by May LamSummary: The case studies in this book describe the activities of community sector organisations around Australia working with disadvantaged and unemployed people to help them get jobs or the skills leading to employment. The organisations are strikingly diverse, operating in remote locations and urban centres, serving people of all ages and backgrounds and delivering a range of employment, training, environment and community services.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

10 more forces at work : how ten nonprofits tackled unemployment and more in their communities /

by Wren, Toni | Jobs Australia.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Jobs Australia 2010Description: 70 p. : ill.Other title: 10 more forces at work.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The case studies in this book describe the activities of 10 nonprofit community sector organisations around Australia working with disadvantaged and unemployed people to help them get jobs or skills leading to employment.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

1980 options conference results : three proposals for low-income people. /

by Action and Resource Centre | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. ARC 1980Description: 20 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 1980; This document is a continuation of the "Future ARC options reportAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

3D poverty : "Poverty and social exclusion mean much more than low income" /

by Sodha, Sonia | DEMOS | Bradley, William.

Publisher: London DEMOS 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: With an appendix by Gareth Morrell, Matt Barnes and Debbie Collins, National Centre for Social Research. December 2010 Bibliography : p. 135-141Summary: Poverty measurement is almost by definition controversial: there is no single, universally accepted definition of poverty. Poverty, its drivers and its consequences are defined and talked about differently by different political traditions at different times. The way we measure poverty, deprivation and social exclusion has been the focus of innovative work, but in the UK we still overwhelmingly focus on poverty as measured by income. 3D Poverty does not suggest that the standard definition of income poverty as 60 per cent of the median income should be dropped. Its simplicity brings the benefits of relative transparency and easy application. However, it is not enough to just measure income poverty: there is the need for an annual, multi-dimensional analysis of poverty and social exclusion. This measure would track annually the depth of deprivation in the UK at a household level, and the overlap and interaction between different dimensions of disadvantage. This pamphlet contains a detailed methodology as to how that measure would work.Availability: (1)

A casestudy of the `Workfare' welfare reforms in Wisconsin since 1986. /

by Hardy, Peter.

Publisher: unpub. 2001Description: 15 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: This was undertaken as part of fourth year (Honours) in Sociology at LaTrobe University, Bundoora. Includes bibliographical references (p. 13-15)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

A feasibility study of a new initiative in social welfare in Queensland /

by Reilly, Lin | Queensland Steering Committee.

Publisher: [Brisbane] The Committee 1979Description: 41 p. + appendices.Notes: August 1979 The study was funded by the Brotherhood of St LaurenceAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

A foot in the door : door-to-door sales practices in Victoria. /

by Jones, M | Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service 1997Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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 little idea...with big results : Saver Plus

by ANZ Banking Group.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : ANZ Bank, 2008Description: 18 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Publication promoting the 'Saver Plus' scheme.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 modern framework for measuring poverty and basic economic security /

by Fremstad, Shawn | Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Publisher: Washington, DC Center for Economic and Policy Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Bibliography : p. 54-61Summary: A US study proposing a new framework for measuring poverty and basic economic security in the United States. Instead of being limited to the 'extremely-low-income-only' approach the current poverty line and administration's proposed Supplemental Income Poverty Measure (SIPM) represent, this framework should utilize measures of low income and other forms of economic hardship related to low incomeAvailability: (1)

A national energy efficiency program to assist low-income households. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Ecos Corporation | KPMG.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. KPMG 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: KPMG were engaged by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and in conjunction with Ecos Corporation conducted a study into the possible impacts of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) on low-income households. This report outlines the range of options available to the Government for providing assistance. We welcome the Commonwealth Government’s commitment to addressing the problem of climate change, its acknowledgement of the difficulties facing low-income households and its commitment to engage with the community through the Green Paper. This report puts forward a roadmap for the Government to meet its commitment made in the Green Paper to assist low-income households. Our roadmap demonstrates the difficulties which will confront low-income households but more importantly provides a detailed plan of action to close the gap in the expected extra costs of energy bills resulting from the CPRS. The program outlined in this paper ensures that money will be spent in a way that most effectively meets the aims of the Commonwealth Government’s policy to provide assistance to low-income households. A cornerstone of our implementation plan is an unprecedented program of targeted home visits, aimed at harnessing the full potential of energy efficiency measures. Home visits achieve this by matching energy efficiency measures to the characteristics of the house, as well as taking into account demographic, geographic and climatic issues.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).
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A national quality framework to support quality services for people experiencing homelessness. A discussion paper. /

by Australia. Department of Families, Housing Community ervices and Indigenous Affairs. Homelessness Working Group.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2010Description: DPF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: This document has been prepared by the Homelessness Working Group on behalf of the Housing Ministers' Conference for discussion purposes. Housing Ministers' Conference February 2010Summary: This discussion paper is part of consultations to develop a national quality framework (NQF) that will maximise the outcomes and life opportunities for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness. A national quality framework (NQF) aims to deliver ongoing improvement and better integration of services delivered by specialist homelessness and allied and mainstream organisations. Some 105,000 Australians experience homelessness on any given day. Many others are at risk of becoming homeless. People who are homeless or at risk are one of the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in our community. All governments are committed to improving outcomes for people who are homeless and reducing the overall number of homeless people. A national quality framework will provide a platform for services to deliver an improved and more integrated service response to clients with greater national consistency. This will assist people who are homeless to get the help and support they need when they need it whichwill improve their long term outcomes.Availability: (1)

A new understanding of poverty : poverty measurement and policy implications /

by Niemietz, Kristian | Institute of Economic Affairs.

Publisher: London Institute of Economic Affairs 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2011 Bibliography : p. 223-244Summary: This ground-breaking study on the measurement of poverty shows how policy in this field has taken a wrong turn with disastrous results. In recent years, poverty has generally been understood in 'relative' terms. That is, people are regarded as poor if they earn less than some benchmark relative to average earnings. One perverse result of such relative poverty measures amongst many is that poverty often declines in a serious recession when the better paid lose their jobs. The policy response of income transfers, which are used to address the perceived problem of relative poverty, has often led to serious problems that actually reduce long-term opportunities for poorer people. The author proposes an entirely new way of measuring poverty. If this measure were applied, public policy would orientate itself towards creating the conditions that allowed the poor to become better off. Such a strategy would focus not only on ensuring economic growth and more labour market participation, but also on supply-side reforms that would reduce the cost of living for the poor.Availability: (1)

A platform for smart government : 2010 Victorian State Election /

by Victorian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Council of Social Service 2010Description: 61 p. : ill. maps.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Access to affordable energy and water is vital to the health and well-being of individuals and families. Yet many Victorians experience 'utilities stress' - where they can't afford to heat their homes, or must go without other essentials such as food, to pay their utilities bills. Being unable to afford the basics not only limits life but risks health and well-being, and can push households into crisis. Managing electricity and gas bills can be even more difficult for households living in poor quality rental housing, with no heating or insulation.Availability: (1)

A qualitative study of apprenticeship pay: an ippr report to the Low Pay Commission /

by Lawton, Kayte | Institute for Public Policy Research | Norris, Emma.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2010 Bibliography : p. 61 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Although most apprentices are employed, the majority are exempt from UK National Minimum Wage legislation, and pay rates for apprentices vary significantly across different industries and by gender and age. The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has been asked by Government to consider how apprentice pay could be brought under the National Minimum Wage framework. This report, commissioned by the Low Pay Commission, examines variations in apprentice pay across the UK and the role of apprentice pay in young people?s decisions to start and complete an apprenticeship. The report also considers the potential responses of employers to the introduction of a national minimum wage for apprentices.Availability: (1)

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