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A compendium of social inclusion indicators : how's Australia faring? : a compilation of comparative data undertaken by the Australian social inclusion board to inform its advisory work. /

by Australia. Social Inclusion Board.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T Commonwealth of Australia 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Also available: Building community resilience brochure; In June 2009, the Australian Social Inclusion Board released a brochure on how to build inclusive and resilient communities. This brochure explains resilience and vulnerability, outlines principles for building resilience and ideas for how to apply them and provides some examples from Australia and overseas, along with links to useful resources.Summary: The Australian Social Inclusion Board’s Compendium of Social Inclusion Indicators contributes first steps towards comprehensive performance measurement and evaluation of social inclusion in Australia. It has been developed by the Board to generate discussion and debate on the question of how to measure disadvantage and social exclusion. It includes indicators developed in the EU and supplementary Australian measures, to draw a picture of how people are doing on issues such as income, access to the job market, social supports and networks, effects of the local neighbourhood, access to services and health.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A review of poverty dynamics research in the UK . /

by Smith, Noel | Middleton, Sue.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2007Description: PDF.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).

Assessing poverty and inequality at a detailed regional level : new advances in spatial microsimulation. /

by Harding, Ann | Lloyd, Rachel | Bill, Anthea | King, Anthony.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling. University of Canberra 2004Description: PDF.Notes: System requirements : Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF fileSummary: Outlines new techniques used to create synthetic household microdata and demonstrates how they can be used to analyse poverty rates, the spatial impact of possible policy change, and the characteristics of the poor by geographic area.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Assessing Poverty and Well-being in Australia : Potential of the Capability Paradigm /

by Jetti, Archana Preeti | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) Bibliography p. 9-11Summary: Poverty and human well-being studies in Australia have been led by socioeconomic statistics which are limited in their description of the problem. There is a growing call for alternate ways, to conceptualise and evaluate poverty and well-being, which assist the government to develop broader and more inclusive poverty alleviation policies that can target more than what these statistics are able to capture. This paper argues for a broader informational space which is not dominant in Australian approaches to conceptualise, measure and evaluate poverty and well-being. The Capability Approach brings capabilities and functionings into the informational space, highlighting issues of equality as well as diversity, making it useful for normative evaluations of poverty and well-being especially in an affluent country like Australia.Availability: (1)

Below the breadline : a year in the life of families in poverty : /

by Harris, Jullie | Treanor, Morag | Sharma, Neera.

Publisher: Barnardo's Policy and Research Unit 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Clearing muddy waters : why Vinnies are wrong on inequality. /

by Saunders, Peter.

Publisher: St Leonards, NSW The Centre for Independent Studies 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change and poverty : reducing the vulnerability of the poor through adaptation /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Closing the gap in Education: Improving Outcomes in Southern World Societies /

by Nieuwenhuysen, John | Snyder, Ilana.

Publisher: Clayton, Vic. Monash University Publishing 2010Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: In November 2009 a notable conference was held at the campus of Monash South Africa, near Johannesburg. It was the third international conference in a highly successful series of partnerships between the Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements (MISGM) and Monash South Africa. ; Entitled Closing the Gap in Education?, the conference attracted distinguished international speakers, including the 2009 Australian of the Year, Professor Mick Dodson AM, who is among the most eminent of Monash University?s graduates. In addition, leading scholars, officials and educationalists from South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Britain participated, and this volume of refereed papers, published by Monash University Publishing, is the outcome of their presentations. ; The themes of the conference were the pressing challenges facing education systems in three southern world societies ? Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. Of special concern was the way in which the needs of marginalised students in both urban fringe and remote regional areas are being met. ; The comparisons between these three different countries are set against the background of their considerable underlying similarities, including colonial settlement histories, multicultural societies, and separate dualistic pockets of poverty and affluence.Availability: No items available

Community and social indicators : how citizens can measure progress : an overview of social and community indicator projects in Australia and internationally. /

by Salvaris, Mark.

Publisher: Hawthorn, Vic. Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology 2000Description: 41 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2000 Includes bibliographical references (p. 26-27)Availability: (1)

Disagreeing about poverty : a case study in derivation dependence. /

by Horn, Stephen | Australian National University. Graduate Program in Public olicy.

Publisher: [Canberra, A.C.T.] Australian National University, Graduate Program in Public Policy 1995Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 1995Availability: (1)

Evaluation of the Severe Domestic Squalor Project : final report /

by McDermott, Shannon | Gleeson, Ryan.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report assesses the Severe Domestic Squalor Project, which aims to facilitate holistic assessment and support for people who are living in squalor; foster sustainable solutions for clients; and educate service providers. ; The report concludes that the program provided high quality services to an underserviced and vulnerable group of people, and that a commitment of further resources is needed to sustain the changes that have been measured in this evaluation and to provide others in the community with access to this unique service. ; This report was commissioned by Catholic Community Services.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Indicators of Australia's welfare : development and discussion. /

by Bricknell, Samantha | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare | Fortune, Nicola | Madden, Ros.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2004Description: xiii, 121 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: March 2004 Bibliography: p. 109-121 Link to online PDFAvailability: (1)

Lies, damned lies and the Senate Poverty Inquiry report . /

by Saunders, Peter.

Publisher: St Leonards, NSW The Centre for Independent Studies 2004Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Low pay Britain 2012 /

by Pennycook, Matthew | Resolution Foundation | Whittaker, Matthew.

Publisher: Resolution Foundation 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2012Summary: The fact that 1 in 5 British workers are low paid is a source of serious concern, particularly as the opportunities for progression from low-paid work in Britain are often quite poor. It is particularly worrying for the 54 per cent of all low-paid workers that live in LMI (low to middle income) households and the 1 in 5 LMI households that are reliant on a main earner in low-paid work. There is therefore a pressing need to examine the precise nature of low pay in Britain today. This report, the second in a series of annual audits, fulfils that aim by providing a comprehensive account of low pay in Britain in 2012 and an examination of its evolution over the past four decades.Availability: (1)

Measuring child poverty /

by Carter, Jan (ed.) | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St. Laurence 1991Description: xiii,114 p. Includes appendix and bibliographic references.Other title: Child poverty policy review ; 6.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes "Poverty lines - measurement issues"/ Carol Oxley, Bruce Prosser and Anthony King, "The incidence of child poverty since 1986"/ Anthony King; "The measurement of poverty : lessons from overseas"/ Michael GourlayAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Measuring poverty and social exclusion in Australia : a proposed multidimensional framework for identifying socio-economic disadvantage /

by Scutella, Rosanna | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Wilkins, Roger | Horn, Michael.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2009 Bibliography : p. 39-41Summary: "We propose a framework for measuring social exclusion in Australia and discuss a number of issues that need to be resolved in order to arrive at valid and useful indicators or measures. To do this we first provide a general overview of international developments in the measurement of poverty and social disadvantage, examine the meaning of the concept of social exclusion and summarise the various approaches taken by international and Australian studies to measuring social exclusion and identifying the socially excluded. We then outline our proposed framework for the measurement of social exclusion in Australia, identifying and discussing some of the issues that arise in moving from this framework to actual measures, including discussing the limitations imposed by the data currently available in Australia." -- PublicationAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Measuring the 'real' cost of children : a net wealth approach /

by Dockery, Michael | [Dockery, Alfred Michael].

Publisher: Perth, W.A. Centre for Labour Market Research 2009Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:32:33 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: Estimates of the cost of raising children in Australia are typically based on the additional expenditure incurred by parents compared to non-parents, and generate estimates in the vicinity of Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Measuring the gap : changes in inequality, wealth and poverty. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1998Description: 6 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Key graphs produced by the Brotherhood of St Laurence supported by the Lance Reichstein Foundation for the People Together Project Community Summit : `The Widening Gap', June 15 and 16 1998. Includes erratum: Figure 8Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Multilevel survival analysis of health inequalities in life expectancy /

by Yang, Min | Eldridge, Sandra | Juan Merlo.

Edition: 2009, 8:31Publisher: 2009Description: PDF.Summary: Background ; The health status of individuals is determined by multiple factors operating at both micro and macro levels and the interactive effects of them. Measures of health inequalities should reflect such determinants explicitly through sources of levels and combining mean differences at group levels and the variation of individuals, for the benefits of decision making and intervention planning. Measures derived recently from marginal models such as beta-binomial and frailty survival, address this issue to some extent, but are limited in handling data with omplex structures. Beta-binomial models were also limited in relation to measuring inequalities of life expectancy (LE) directly.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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