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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).

A challenge to work and welfare : poverty in Australia in the 1990s. /

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

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1995Description: 28 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 1995Availability: (1)

A hand up not a hand out : renewing the fight against poverty : report on poverty and financial hardship. /

by Australia. Parliament. Senate. Community Affairs References Committee.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Parliament. The Senate. Community Affairs References Committee 2004Description: xl, 511 p.Notes: March 2004 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A minimum income standard for Britain in 2009 /

by Hirsch, Donald | Davis, Abigail | Smith, Noel.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study updates 2008 s innovative research, based on what members of the public thought people need for an acceptable minimum standard of living.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A perennial problem : employment, joblessness and poverty. /

by Saunders, Peter.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2006Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A portrait of child poverty in Australia in 1995-96

by Harding, Ann | University of Canberra. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling | Szukalska, Agnieszka.

Publisher: Bruce, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra 1998Description: 32 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Paper presented at the 6th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, 26 November 1998.Summary: In Australia, as in many other developed countries, there has been growing concern about increasing income inequality and a possible accompanying increase in poverty rates. One of the areas of greatest concern is children and how poverty impacts on their well-being (both mental and physical). In this paper the latest ABS income survey data are used to assess the extent of child poverty in Australia in 1995-96. The analysis suggests that most children in poverty in Australia are in that situation because one or both of their parents is unemployed, a sole parent, self-employed or one of the ‘working poor’. Availability: (1)

A self-reliant Australia : welfare policy for the 21st century. /

by Saunders, Peter.

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. The Centre for Independent Studies 2003Description: 54 p.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).

Alternative approaches to measuring rental housing affordability in Australia. /

by Landt, John | National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling | Bray, Rob.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra 1997Description: v, 49 p. ; 21 cm.Other title: NATSEM. Discussion paper ; no. 16.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 1997. Includes bibliographical references.Summary: The study analyses a range of approaches to measuring housing affordability in the Australian private rental market. In particular, it compares traditional consumption-based measures of housing affordability with a new measure of housing affordability based on the Canadian core housing need model, which includes the suitability of the dwelling for the household's needs as well as its cost. The main findings of the study are that low income earners in the private rental market generally pay rents similar to those of higher income earners. This results in housing stress for some low income families and individuals in the private rental market.Availability: (1)

Assessing the quality and inter-temporal comparability of ABS Household Income Distribution Survey Data /

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

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2003Description: 64p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2003Availability: (1)

Behavioural poverty. /

by Sullivan, Lucy.

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. Centre for Independent Studies 2000Description: xiv, 51 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2000 Includes bibliographical references (p. 48-50) Website : http://www.cis.org.auAvailability: (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).

Bread and board : when the basics break the budget /

by Madden, Kelly | Anglicare Tasmania.

Publisher: Hobart, Tas. Anglicare Tasmania 2003Description: 22 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Reports a survey of 812 Tasmanians facing financial crisis.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Breadline Europe : the measurement of poverty /

by Gordon, David (ed.) | Townsend, Peter (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2001Description: ix, 465 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Includes Errata, chapter 7 Contents: 1. Introduction : the measurement of poverty in Europe / Peter Townsend and David Gordon -- Part I Resolving poverty ; the need for a scientific consensus on concept and measurement -- 2. The international build up : poverty and thespirit of the time / Jacques Baudot -- 3. reducing poverty : the implications of the 1995 Copenhagen Agreement for research on poverty / John Langmore -- 4. Measuring absolute and overall poverty / David Gordon -- 5. Absolute and overall poverty : a European history and proposal for measurement / David Gordon, Christina Pantazis and Peter Townsend -- 6. Women and poverty : a new research methodology / Elisabetta Ruspini -- 7. Horses for discourses : poverty, purpose and closure in minimum incomes standards policy / John Veit-Wilson -- 8. Poverty, inequality and health / Bjorn Hallerod -- Part II European analysis of poverty and social exclusion -- 9. Poverty in Finland and Europe / Markku Lindqvist -- 10. Poverty and affluence in Ireland : a comparison of income and deprivation approaches to the measurement of poverty / Richard, Brian Nolan and Christopher Whelan -- 11. Child poverty in comparative perspective / Jonathan Bradshaw -- 12. Poverty and the poor in Central and Eastern Europe / Ludmila Dziewiecka-Bokun -- 13. Poverty in Hungary and in Central and Eastern Europe / Zsuzsa Ferge -- 14. Measurement and definitions of poverty in Russia / Simon Clarke -- 15. What is social exclusion? / Ruth Levitas -- 16. Social exclusion : concepts and evidence / Tania Burchardt -- 17. Trajectories of social exclusion : the wider context for the third and first worlds / Graham Room -- 18. Conclusion / Peter Townsend and David Gordon 2 copiesSummary: Collection of essays which aims to provide a scientific and international basis for the analysis and reduction of poverty. The first section of the book concerns the need for a scientific consensus on the concept and measurement of poverty. The following section describes recent European analyses of poverty and stresses the importance of achieving a system of comparable cross-national measurement. Concludes with an examination of the concept of social exclusion.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Can social exclusion provide a new framework for measuring poverty?

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 2003Description: 19 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: October 2003Summary: This paper examines how the concept of social exclusion has evolved in the academic and policy debate in Australia in the last five years or so. It does not attempt to do this comprehensively, but illustrates some of the most important developments, in the process reflecting on some of the issues raised in earlier Australian contribution to the social exclusion literature. The paper is organised around three principal themes: concepts; measurement; and policy. One of the most attractive features of social exclusion is that it broadens the conventional framework that identifies poverty as a lack of resources relative to needs. In this respect, exclusion can be seen as extending other attempts to broader the resource notion of income poverty, specifically those associated with Townsend’s notion of relative deprivation Sen’s more recent ideas of functioning and capability. A range of issues raised in recent debate over the measurement of poverty and in related developments are then reviewed to illustrate the potential advantages of adopting a framework focused around the idea of social exclusion and how different dimensions of exclusion can be identified and quantified. Finally, evidence and experience from the UK and EC are used to show how an exclusion approach can help to promote, not replace, the need for additional work on poverty as conventionally defined and analysed. The paper concludes by arguing that researchers need to think more strategically about how research on exclusion and poverty can exert influence on those setting the policy agenda.Availability: (1)

Changes in income distribution across the life cycle : the contribution of changes in work, household structure and income support. /

by McClelland, Alison | Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: 1995Description: 12 leaves photocopy.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Changes in poverty among families during the 1980s : poverty gap versus poverty head-count approaches. /

by Mitchell, Deborah | Harding, Ann.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. NATSEM 1993Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: At head of title: NATSEM.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Child and working-age poverty from 2010 to 2020 /

by Brewer, Mike | Institute for Fiscal Studies | Browne, James | Joyce, Robert.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Fiscal Studies 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011 Bibliography pp. 59-61 Appendices pp. 33-58Summary: This Commentary presents forecasts of relative and absolute income poverty in the UK among children and working-age adults for each year between 2010-11 and 2015-16, and for 2020-21, using a static microsimulation model augmented with forecasts of key economic and demographic characteristics. It updates and extends previous JRF funded work by Mike Brewer and Robert Joyce, which forecast poverty through to 2013-14, and builds on previous ESRC-funded work by Mike Brewer, James Browne and Wenchao Jin, which simulated the impact of Universal Credit on household incomes.Availability: (1)

Crisis of cash or crisis of confidence : the costs of ageing in Australia. /

by Denniss, Richard.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Defining poverty and identifying the poor : reflections on the Australian experience. /

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 1998Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 1998 Revised version of the Plenary Address to the `Conference to Mark the Centenary of Seebohm Rowntree's First Study of Poverty in York,' University of York, England, 18-20 March 1998. Includes bibliographical references.Summary: This paper provides an overview of the historical development of poverty research in Australia, focusing on the impact of Seebohm Rowntree's first study of poverty in York, conducted one hundred years ago. It also reviews some of the recent Australian evidence on the extent of poverty and summarises the debates generated by that research.Availability: (1)

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