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`No child -' : child poverty : the facts : a summary /

by Moore, Bette | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2000Description: 8 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: The full report was commissioned by the Children's Task Force, chaired by the Hon. Alistair Nicholson, Chief Justice, Family Court of Australia. This report was written by Bette Moore based on the full report written by Alison McClellandSummary: Presents an overview of the information in the child poverty report.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

`No child -' : child poverty in Australia. /

by McClelland, Alison | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2000Description: iv, 74 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: April 2000 Includes bibliographical references (p. 67-74) This report was commissioned by the Children's Task Force, chaired by the Hon. Alistair Nicholson, Chief Justice, Family Court of AustraliaSummary: Draws on previous research by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and others during the 1980s and 1990s to detail the extent, incidence and impact of child poverty on Australian society. In addition to discussing the work of academic and social policy analysts in Australia and overseas, the report examines the effects of government taxation policy on inequality and provides proposals to redress child poverty.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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A fair and adequate tax system : some observations by the Evatt Foundation Group. /

by Evatt Foundation | Fraser, Bernie | Boucher, Trevor | Freeland, John | Gregory, Bob | McClelland, Alison.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Evatt Foundation 1999Description: 58 p.Notes: 14 May 1999Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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).

Briefing notes on priority issues in the Social Security portfolio.[1990] /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1990Description: 5 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: `August 1990' -cover Cover titleAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Financial exclusion and the poverty trap : overcoming deprivation in the inner city /

by Lenton, Pamela | Mosley, Paul.

Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon Routledge 2011Description: xv, 214 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Other title: Routledge advances in social economics ; no. 17.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: The persistence of poverty hurts us all, and attacking poverty is a major policy objective everywhere. In Britain, the main political parties have an anti-poverty mandate and in particular an agreed commitment to eliminate child poverty by 2020, but there is controversy over how this should be done. This book addresses one of the main causes of poverty, financial exclusion -- the inability to access finance from the high-street banks. People on low or irregular incomes typically have to resort to loan sharks, 'doorstep lenders' and other informal credit sources, a predicament which makes escape from the poverty trap doubly difficult. Over the last fifteen years, a strategy of breaking down the poverty trap has been implemented, known in the UK as community development financial institutions (CDFIs), typically non-profit lending institutions focussed on the financially excluded, and seeking to learn from the achievements of microfinance around the world. Focussing on the period 2007-09, during which the UK went into a global recession, this book investigates how CDFIs work and how well they have helped low-income people and businesses to weather that recession. Based on a study of eight CDFIs in four UK cities, we ask: what ideas for overcoming financial exclusion have worked well, and which have worked badly? What can we learn from the experience of these CDFIs which can help reduce poverty in this country and globally? We assess the impact of CDFIs using a range of indicators (including income, assets, education, health) and ask what changes in policy by both CDFIs and government agencies (for example, benefits agencies) might be able to increase impact. Some of the key lessons are: CDFIs need to work with appropriate partners to build up savings capacity in their clients; the community environment is vital in determining who escapes from the poverty trap; and CDFIs can never function properly unless they learn how to control their overdue debts. This book will be vital reading for those concerned with social policy, microfinance and anti-poverty policies in industrialised countries and around the world. ; Contents: Introduction -- Scope and method -- Financial performance of CDFIs -- CDFI clients : impacts on individuals -- Community-level impacts -- Fiscal impact -- Where next?.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

From welfare to work : improving the interface of tax and social security /

by Keating, Michael | Lambert, Simon.

Publisher: Bruce, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra 1998Description: v, 29 p. ; 21 cm.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 1998 Includes bibliographical references At head of title: NATSEMAvailability: (1)

How do income support recipients engage with the labour market? /

by Flatau, Paul | Dockery, Mike | [Dockery, Alfred Michael].

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Family and Community Services 2001Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2001 Includes bibliographical references (p. 85-87)Availability: (1)

Innovation, technology diffusion and poverty traps: the role of valuable skills /

by Messinis, George | Victoria University of Technology. Centre for Strategic conomic Studies | Ahmed, Abdullahi D.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria University of Technology. Centre for Strategic Economic Studies 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Victoria University of Technology. Centre for Strategic.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010 Bibliography : p. 22-25Summary: This paper develops a new index of human capital that measures cognitive skills employed by the adult population in seventy nations during 1970-2003. The index is compared to existing measures of human capital in the Benhabib and Spiegel (2005) model. Analysis goes beyond the Cobb-Douglas production function. The evidence shows that (i) the new index best explains trends in technology growth; (ii) the skills-education deficit has increased in Africa and advanced OECD countries; (iii) the number of countries in poverty traps has risen; and (iv) valuable skills impact most on innovation when physical capital and skills are complementary. The results suggest that public policy ought to pay more attention to the employability of skills.Availability: (1)

Is child care affordable? : pressures on families and their use of formal long day care

by Tasker, Gill | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Siemon, Don.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1998Description: 83 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes index. Future directions in child care.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Making the tax package fairer : main ACOSS submission to the Senate Select Committee on "A New Tax System". /

by Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Strawberry Hills, N.S.W. Australian Council of Social Service 1999Description: 137 p. ; 30 cm.Notes: February 1999 Includes errataAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

NCOSS no interest loans development project. /

by Drake, Robert.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. NCOSS 2001Description: i, 13p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Pathways to work : tackling long-term unemployment /

by Boston Consulting Group.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Available from : Website : 2000Description: 66 p.Notes: Website : April 2000 Bibliography p. 56-64Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

People in poverty : a Melbourne survey. /

by Henderson, Ronald F | Harcourt, Alison | Harper, R.J.A.

Edition: Reprinted with supplement, 1975Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Cheshire, for the Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 1970Description: 226 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Policies to minimise the costs of unemployment. /

by Nevile, John.

In: Saunders, Peter (ed.) The price of prosperity : the economic and social costs of unemploymentPublisher: 2002Description: p. 249-271.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B11056 Includes bibliographical references indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Policies towards full employment : proceedings of the Helsinki, conference of the OECD, European Commission and the Government of Finland, January 2000. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2000Description: 219 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: International conference was held in Helsinki on 27 and 28 January 2000. April 2000Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Poverty in Australia: first main report April 1975. Volume 1 /

by Henderson, Ronald F | Australia. Commission of Inquiry into Poverty.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. AGPS 1975Description: xxi, 363 p.Other title: Henderson Report.Online Access: Poverty in Australia : Migrants (Chapter in Henderson, Ronald F. Poverty in Australia (Vol 1), Canberra, Australian Government Publishing Service, 1975, pp 269-281) Notes: Chairman: R. F. Henderson Includes bibliographical references and indexAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Poverty traps. /

by Bowles, Samuel (ed.) | Durlauf, Steven N. (ed.) | Hoff, Karla (ed.).

Publisher: New Jersey, NJ Princeton University Press 2006Description: vii, 241 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction / Samuel Bowles, Steven N. Durlauf and Karla Hoff -- Part One. Threshold effects. Chapter 1. The theory of poverty traps : what have we learned? / Costas Azariadis -- Part Two. Institutions. Chapter 2. The persistence of poverty in the Americas : the role of institutions / Stanley L. Engerman and Kenneth L. Sokoloff -- Chapter 3. Parasites / Halvor Mehlum, Karl Moene and Ragnar Torvik -- Chapter 4. The kin system as a poverty trap? / Karla Hoff and Arijit Sen -- Chapter 5. Institutional poverty traps / Samuel Bowles -- Part Three. Neighborhood [Neighbourhood] effects. Chapter 6. Groups, social influences and inequality / Steven N. Durlauf -- Chapter 7. Durable inequality spatial dynamics, social processes and the persistence of poverty in Chicago neighborhoods [ neighbourhoods]/ Robert J. Sampson and Jeffrey D. Morenoff -- Chapter 8. Spatial concentration and social stratification : does the clustering of disadvantage "beget " bad outcomes?/ Michael E. Sobel .Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Removing poverty traps in the tax transfer system /

by Ingles, David | Australia Institute.

Publisher: Manuka, A.C.T. Australia Institute 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Australia Institute. Technical brief ; no. 7.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2010 Bibliography : p. 34-36 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: With the looming problems of population ageing, increasing workforce participation has become a priority for governments and many are examining tax and transfer schemes to establish whether or not the incentives created by them encourage people to stay out of or leave the workforce. For example, the recent Henry Inquiry into the Australian tax system paid particular attention to the transfer system and its associated incentives. This paper examines available evidence on the EMTR problem based on computer models and population surveys. It then looks at various incremental solutions before moving on to more radical solutions such as the negative income tax (NIT) proposed in 1975 by the Commission of Inquiry into Poverty (Henderson Inquiry). These typically involve a uniform tax rate on all private income combined with a basic income guarantee available to everyone. Unfortunately, it has been found that the tax rate required to finance an adequate guarantee corresponding to current payment levels is quite high; high enough, indeed, at nearly 60 per cent to make this solution apparently unviable. A method of reducing the required uniform tax rate (RTR) is to maintain a categorical system so that only those eligible by reason of age, disability and so on have access to the basic income guarantee. But even in this two-tier system, the RTR is still very high at over 50 per cent. This paper examines the possibility that a broadening of the income tax base or levying other broad-based taxes might lower the RTR so that it becomes feasible. The answer is that although it may be possible, it is also likely to be politically infeasible. The paper goes on to suggest some piecemeal changes that would help to iron-out the worst of the current EMTR problems.Availability: (1)

Respect and renewal : a study of neighbourhood social regeneration. /

by Page, David.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:34:24 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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