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The measurement of poverty : lessons from overseas. /

by Gourlay, Michael.

Publisher: 1991Description: p. 67-99.Notes: indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The positive gains of economic strains /

by Challen, Michael B.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1993Description: 8 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Address given to CEDA Trustees on 22 July 1993Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

The poverty burden : a measure of the difficulty of ending extreme poverty /

by Quiggin, John | University of Queensland. School of Economics and Political cience. Australian Public Policy Program | Mahadevan, Renuka.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld. University of Queensland. School of Economics and Political Science 2010Description: PDF.Other title: University of Queensland. School of Economics and Political.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: In this paper, we consider an extension of the commonly used poverty gap measure that may be used to address the question of whether the elimination of poverty is a feasible objective, given sufficient political commitment. The resources potentially available to address poverty may be measured by the total amount by which the incomes of the non-poor exceed the same poverty line. The ratio of the poverty gap to the resources potentially available is equal to the proportional tax rate on incomes in excess of the poverty line that would be required to fund a transfer sufficient to raise the incomes of all poor people to the poverty line. We refer to this ratio as the 'poverty burden' (PB). We provide a formal definition of the poverty burden and an analysis of its properties as a poverty measureAvailability: (1)

The poverty line: methodology and measurement; papers given at a seminar 12 June 1980. /

by University of NSW. Social Welfare Research Centre.

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W. 1980Description: 54 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The re-emergence of poverty as a research and policy issue. /

by Saunders, Peter.

Publisher: Description: pp. 54-78.Notes: Rec. no. for Symposium: B8932 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The social consequences of unemployment /

by McClelland, Alison | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Macdonald, Fiona.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1998Description: [5] p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 1998 For the Business Council of AustraliaAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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The suffering middle : trends in income inequality in Australia 1982 to 1993-94. /

by Harding, Ann.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra 1997Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 1997. Includes bibliographical references.Availability: (1)

The twentieth century record of inequality and poverty in the United States. /

by Plotnick, Robert D | Smolensky, Eugene | Evenhouse, Eirik.

Publisher: 1998Summary: This paper presents an analysis of poverty in the United States during the twentieth century beginning with the most recent period which has the most data. For the years before World War Two the indicators are unavailable on in very long or incomplete series.Availability: No items available

The war on the poor : a defense [defence] manual. /

by Albelda, Randy Pearl | Folbre, Nancy | Center for Popular Economics (U.S.).

Publisher: New York, NY New Press 1996Description: 142 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Towards a credible poverty framework : from income poverty to deprivation. /

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

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2004Description: 24p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: January 2004Summary: There have always been differences of view on what poverty means in conceptual terms, and even greater differences on how to measure it. These differences span a broad spectrum of normative and ideological positions and raise a number of technical issues surrounding the statistical measurement of poverty. This paper explains the role of poverty research and the value of a poverty line, while acknowledging that limitations exist with the current instruments. It argues that any poverty measure must include two key ingredients of poverty – the idea that resources are inadequate to meet basic needs and the notion that needs can only be defined relative to prevailing community attitudes and standards. Survey results are used to support the view that most Australians see poverty in subsistence terms, but this does not contradict the idea of relativity, since subsistence is itself a relative concept. The principal arguments are illustrated using data from the 1998-99 Household Expenditure Survey to estimate poverty on the basis of incomes, expenditures and a combination of a conventional income measure with additional data on hardship. The poverty rate is shown to be sensitive to which measure is chosen, both in aggregate and for specific groups in the population. However, all measures show that the group with the highest incidence of poverty is sole parent families, and that there is a strong association between joblessness and poverty, with full-time employment being required to escape poverty. The poverty rate among the aged is high when the conventional (income-based) measure is used, but far lower aged poverty rates are produced by many of the alternative poverty measures. State differences in income poverty are substantial but become much smaller when a deprivation-adjusted poverty measure is used. Availability: (1)

Trends in the incomes and living standards of older people in Australia. /

by Whiteford, Peter | Bond, Kim.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Family and Community Services 2000Description: xii, 75 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2000 Earlier versions of this paper were presented at the conference organised by the Productivity Commission and the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research on Policy Implications of the Ageing of Australia's Population in Melbourne, 18-19 March 1999, and at the Conference on The Economics and Finance of Retirement at the University of New South Wales, 29-30 November 1999.Availability: (1)

Unemployment and Australian identity /

by Macdonald, Fiona.

Publisher: 1998Description: 7 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Unemployment, insecurity and labour-market regulation. /

by Barbara, Julien.

Publisher: 1999Description: p. 149-164.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B9659 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Unpacking inequality : wage incomes, disposable incomes and living standards. /

by Saunders, Peter.

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1995Description: 33 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Values in Australian income security policies /

by Lewis, Margaret T | Australia. Commission of Inquiry into Poverty.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. AGPS 1975Description: 37 p.Other title: Henderson report | Commission of inquiry into poverty.Notes: Chairman: R. F. Henderson Includes bibliographical references.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Wages and welfare : the contribution of wages to living standards. /

by McClelland, Alison.

Publisher: unpub. 1997Description: 8 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Address to ANU Public Policy Lecture series `The New Industrial Frontier - Transformation in Australian Workplaces', May 12 1997.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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What has happened in New Zealand to income distribution and poverty levels? /

by Easton, Brian.

Publisher: 1999Description: p.55-66.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).

Why consider a basic income? /

by Jackson, Sue | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Council of Social Services 1995Description: 11 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Revised text of address to VCOSS seminarAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
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Written submission to the National Wage Case /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence 1996; Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1996Description: Various pagings.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 1996 Includes a copy of: [B2010] Aussie Battlers: families and children in poverty / Jenny Trethewey, Collins Dove in association with the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Burwood, Vic., 1989.; November 1996 See also: "Aussie battlers : families and children in poverty." Trethewey, Jenny, Collins Dove and Brotherhood of St Laurence, Burwood, Vic., 1989 which was an additional attachment to the National Wage Case. Attached to this record is an electronic copy of the Forward by Michael B. Challen and the executive summary.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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