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Accumulating poverty? : women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle : an issues paper examining the gender gap in retirement savings /

by Cerise, Somali | O'Connell, Karen | Rosenman, Elena | Sarat Chandran, Priya.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Sect. 1: Introduction -- Sect. 2: Causes of the gender gap in retirement savings -- Sect. 3: Why does the gender gap in the retirement income system matter? Average superannuation balances and payouts -- Sect. 4: A snapshot of ; women's accumulated poverty - Distribution of retirement savings by age and gender - Income and assets during retirement - Sect. 5: Women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle - Education and training - Entering the paid workforce for the first time - Career progression - Pregnancy - Maternity and parental leave - Caring for children (a) Unequal division of unpaid caring work - (b) Lack of structural support for employees with caring responsibilities - (c) ; Lack of social and economic value placed on unpaid caring work - Caring across the lifecycle - Gendered ageism - Gender-based violence - Divorce or separation -- ; Sect. 6: The consequences of the gender gap in retirement savings -- Sect. 7: Building financial security for women over the lifecycle - Solutions for closing the gender gap in retirement savings. Remove the barriers to women's participation in the paid workforce and close the gender pay gap - Invest in measures to redress women's disadvantage in the superannuation scheme - Specifically recognise and reward unpaid caring work in the retirement income system -- Sect. 8: ConclusionAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An international comparison of approaches to assisting partnered women into work /

by Ingold, Jo | Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions.

Publisher: Sheffield, U.K. Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Great Britain. Department of Work and Pensions working paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography : p. 38-40 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This working paper presents findings from research commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and funded by an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) CASE PhD studentship in collaboration with DWP. The study had two main aims: first, to examine the benefit and activation policies in other Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries which are most effective in assisting partnered women into work; and secondly, to assess the transferability of these policies to the British context. The research examined reforms in Australia and Denmark and concentrated on policies and programmes focusing on lone and partnered parents (Australia) and married couples (Denmark). The paper considers the key policy components from the two case study countries and offers a number of possibilities for policy transfer and translation.Availability: (1)

Asset rich, but income poor : Australian housing wealth and retirement /

by Bradbury, Bruce | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2010Description: viii, 44 p. : ill.Other title: Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 43-44Summary: This paper examines patterns of housing wealth among the aged in Australia over time and compares Australian housing wealth patterns with those in North America and Western Europe, to determine if the Australian elderly hold particularly high levels of housing wealth, and if this leads to a relative overconsumption of housing. The paper uses data from the three most recent Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Household Expenditure Surveys (1993/94, 1998/99 and 2003/04).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Assets for all : a review of the Australian Government's $77 billion support for asset-building

by Brody, Gerard | Brotherhood of St Laurence | McNess, Elizabeth.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2009Description: PDF, 14 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The authors of this report argue that Australia?s current asset-building policies largely support those who are already well off. Tax concessions on housing and superannuation in particular enable wealthier households to further accumulate assets while doing little for poorer families. Significant reform of the tax and transfer system is required so that policies to encourage asset building will benefit those who need support the most.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian attitudes to unemployment and unemployed people. /

by Eardley, Tony | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre | Matheson, George.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1999Description: 36 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references June 1999Availability: (1)

Background paper by Alison McClelland for panel session The equity implications : BCA New Directions Conference 28th April 1999 Melbourne. /

by McClelland, Alison | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1999Description: 13 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Panel session: `The Equity Implications', Business Council of Australia `New Directions' Conference, 28 April 1999, Melbourne.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Benefits and wages : OECD indicators /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002Description: 63 p.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Previous title: Benefit systems and work incentives [B8783]Availability: (1)

Can equity release help older home-owners improve their quality /

by Terry, Rachel | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Gibson, Richard.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2010 Bibliography : p. 15-16Summary: Around a million older home-owners have at least 100,000 of housing equity, yet their incomes are so small that they qualify for means-tested benefits. If these people could draw on their housing equity easily and safely they could afford practical help which would improve their quality of life and make it possible for them to continue to live in their own home.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Does Australia have a problem of working poverty? /

by Eardley, Tony.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W.in `States, Markets, Communities : Remapping the Boundaries'. Proceedings of the National Social Policy Conference, Sydney, 16-18 July 1997 ed. by Peter Saunders and Tony Eardley 1997Description: p. 103-123 (vol. 1).Notes: Rec. no. for conference: B8514 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Fairness, simplicity and integrity in social security. /

by Newman, Jocelyn.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Council of Social Service 1997Description: 10 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).

Family policy and tax-transfer options. /

by Apps, Patricia.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. ANU 1988Description: 30p. Bibliography.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Family policy in Australia : a review of recent developments /

by Mitchell, Deborah.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Graduate Program in Public Policy, Australian National University 1997Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 1997Availability: (1)

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

by Piachaud, David | Sutherland, Holly.

Publisher: London, U.K.Website: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/Case/38 2000Description: 47 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Morals and policy public duty and private responsibilities in the employment to retirement transition. /

by Shaver, Sheila | Thompson, Merrin.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2001Description: 29 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2001 Includes bibliographical references (p. 28-29)Availability: (1)

Poverty, social exclusion and social polarisation : the need to construct an international welfare state. /

by Townsend, Peter.

Publisher: 1999Description: p. 1-23.Notes: Rec. no. for conference: B9540 (v. 1) ; B9541 (v. 2) December 1999 Includes bibliographical references indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Redesigning the welfare state in New Zealand : problems, policies, prospects. /

by Boston, Jonathan (ed.) | Dalziel, Paul (ed.) | St John, Susan (ed.).

Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. Oxford University Press 1999Description: 356 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references Contents: Part I Principles and key themes. 1 New Zealand's welfare in transition / Jonathan Boston ; 2 Social justice and the welfare state / Jonathan Boston ; 3. Sustainable social policy / Manuka Henare ; 4 Macroeconomic constraints / Paul Dalziel ; 5 The role of government / Paul Dalziel ; 6 Targeting versus universality : social assistance for all or just for the poor? / Jonathan Boston and Susan St John ; Part II policy issues and debates. 7 Redesigning industrial relations : the employment contacts Act and its consequences / Pat Walsh and Peter Brosnan ; 8 The health reforms : to market and back? / Toni Ashton ; 9 Accident compensation in New Zealand : a fairer scheme? / Susan St John ; 10 Compulsory education in a competition state / Michael Peters and Mark Olssen ; 11 The funding of tertiary education : enduring issues and dilemmas / Jonathan Boston ; 12 Housing policy / Laurence Murphy ; 13 Poverty, family finance and Social Security / Robert Stephens ; 14 From welfare to workfare / Jane Higgins ; 15 Superannuation in the 1990s : where angels fear to tread? / Susan St John ; Part III Summary and conclusion. 16 rebuilding and effective welfare state / Jonathan Boston, Paul Dalziel and Susan St JohnAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Reviewing the role and structure of pensions in their national context . /

by Saunders, Peter.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2003Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social policy : a conceptual and theoretical introduction. /

by Lavalette, Michael (ed.) | Pratt, Alan (ed.).

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: London, U.K. Sage Publications 2001Description: 300 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 274-293) and index. Contents: 1. Introduction -- Part One: Theoretical approaches -- 2. Towards a `new' social democracy -- 3. Marxism and social welfare -- Part Two: Critical perspectives -- 5. Feminist critiques of social policy -- 6. Racism and social policy -- 7. Social policy and homosexuality -- 8. Postmodernism and social welfare : a critique -- Part Three: Issues and debates -- 9. Distributive justice and social policy -- 10. What's in a name? Poverty, the underclass and social exclusion -- 11. New labour and managerialism : privatizing [ privatising] the welfare state -- 12. Ageing ; ageing population and pensions -- 13. Children, social policy and the state -- 14. Universalism or selectivism? The provision of services in the modern welfare state.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social security payments for the aged, people with disabilities and carers 1901 to 2010 /

by Daniels, Dale | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. Parliamentary Library 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 21 February 2011Summary: This paper provides chronologies of developments over the years for all the Commonwealth income support payments, supplementary payments and concessions for the aged, those with disabilities and carers along with brief overviews of major changes since their introduction. The update to the paper includes the Howard Government Disability Support Pension reforms of 2006 and the Rudd Government pension reforms of 2009. The paper is a valuable reference tool for tracking down policy changes and includes tables of payment rates, means test thresholds and numbers of recipients for the payments covered.Availability: (1)

Social security payments for the aged, those with disabilities and carers 1909 to 1998. /

by Daniels, Dale.

Publisher: [Canberra, A.C.T.] Department of the Parliamentary Library 1999Description: 60 p.Notes: http;//www.aph.gov.au/library/pubs/rp/1998-99/99rp11.htm February 1999 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: No items available

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