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"All you need is love": the importance of keeping older people connected in their communities /

by Hills, Sandra.

Publisher: unpub. 2006Description: 18 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: June 2006 Notes on talk given by Sandra Hills to ICIP Conference, 29 June 2006, MelbourneAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"I have had a past and I suppose I have a future, but ..." : a report to the Aged and Community Care Team, Brotherhood of St Laurence. /

by Nunkoosing, Karl | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Cook, Kay.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: vii, 27 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2006 Bibliography: p. 26-27Summary: Two researchers from Deakin University explored ageing in the city , through biographical interviews with twelve older or frail people who were clients of the Brotherhood s aged and community care services. They found that there were often complex connections between people s poverty, their precarious or problematic relationships, insecure or unsafe housing and ageing bodies and failing health.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

A Better Life: what older people with high support needs value /

by Katz, Jeanne | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Holland, Caroline | Peace, Sheila | Taylor, Emily | Blood, Imogen (ed.).

Publisher: Joseph Rowntree Foundation Nov 2011Description: 59 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report explores what older people with high support needs want from and value in their lives, and suggests a model for exploring factors that are facilitatory or compromising in these terms. People with high support needs in the UK are not a homogenous group, and although most are over 85 years old, there is considerable variation across age, ethnicity, health and social care needs, financial status and lifestyle. Little is known about what these people want and value, while negative assumptions are sometimes made about their ability to comment on and participate in decision-making and collective action. ...SummaryAvailability: (1)

A bit rich : calculating the real value to society of different professions /

by Steed, Susan | Kersley, Helen | Lawlor, Elis.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: 'This report takes a new approach to looking at the value of work. We go beyond how much different professions are paid to look at what they contribute to society. We use some of the principles and valuation techniques of Social Return on Investment analysis to quantify the social, environmental and economic value that these roles produce ? or in some cases undermine.'Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A comparative analysis of the nativity wealth gap . /

by Bauer, Thomas K | Institute for the Study of Labor | Cobb-Clark, Deborah A | Hildebrand, Vincent.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://ftp.iza.org/dp2772.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:40:48 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Into & out of work Retirement & ageingSummary: international migration, wealth accumulationAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A decent quality of life : inquiry into the cost of living pressures on older Australians. /

by Australia. Parliament. Senate. Standing Committee on Community Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2008; Canberra, A.C.T. The Senate 2008Description: xviii, 161 p.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/clac_ctte/older_austs_living_costs/report/index.htm' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:52:46 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Retirement & ageing; March 2008Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A double jeopardy : dementia in clients of non English speaking background. /

by Kratiuk, Sharon.

Publisher: 1994Description: pp.411-432.Notes: Rec. no. for conference: B6049 Selected papers are indexed separately. All have the same ID/ ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION (Australia). National Conference (3rd : 1993 : Melbourne, Vic.) indexed paperSummary: Looks at various myths in the care of dementia patients from non English speaking backgrounds. Stresses the value of retaining culture.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A double jeopardy : NESB Demetia Project. /

by Santalucia. Yvonne.

Publisher: 1994Description: pp. 611-624.Notes: Rec. no. for conference: B6049 Selected papers are indexed separately. All have the same ID/ ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION (Australia). National Conference (3rd : 1993 : Melbourne, Vic.) indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A minimum income standard for Northern Ireland /

by Smith, Noel | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Phung, Viet-Hai | Davis, Abigail | Hirsch, Donald.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2009Summary: The first Minimum Income Standard for Britain was launched in 2008 and represents an important new benchmark for economic well-being. This study asks if this standard is applicable for Northern Ireland and whether it is possible to have a 'UK-wide MIS'.The study: is based on what members of the public think people need for a minimum, socially-acceptable standard of living; compares standards for Great Britain and Northern Ireland for selected household types; and examines how prices compare and whether what people need differs between the two places.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A welfare analysis of climate change mitigation policies /

by de Serres, Alain | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Murtin, Fabrice.

Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011Description: PDF.Other title: OECD Economics Department. Working paper ; no. 908.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: ECO/WKP(2011)77 December 2011 Bibliography : p. 24-26Summary: This paper assesses some welfare consequences of climate change mitigation policies. In the same vein as Becker, Philipson and Soares (2005), a simple index of economic progress weighs in the monetary cost induced by mitigation policies as well as the health benefits arising from the reduction in local air pollution. The shadow price of pollution is calculated indirectly through its impact on life expectancy. Taking into account the health benefits of mitigation policies significantly reduces their monetary cost in China and India, as well as in countries with large fossil-based energy-producing sectors (Australia, Canada and the United States).Availability: (1)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing : a focus on children and youth /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 4725.0 2011Notes: April 2011Summary: This publication provides information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people from data collected in the 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey. ; The publication structure is based on the ABS Framework for Measuring Wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. This framework consists of a very broad range of topics considered to be important for the measurement of the mental, social and physical health of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Articles in this publication will be released progressively. The first release will contain articles on children and young peoples' cultural participation and housing circumstances, as well as their experiences of different aspects of the law and justice system.Availability: No items available

Activating citizenship : a Social Inclusion approach for disability in South Australia /

by South Australia. Social Inclusion Board.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. Government of South Australia 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp.50-53Summary: This paper outlines the Social Inclusion Board?s broad vision of how reform for people with disability might look. It is intended to provide South Australians with an opportunity to contribute their knowledge, experiences and expertise. It is a way for people with disability, their families and other carers, as well as stakeholders in community organisations, to put forward their own ideas on ways in which we can support transformational change in our community's inclusion of people with disability. This input will inform the Social Inclusion Blueprint for Disability Reform to be delivered mid-2011.Availability: (1)

Activation, retirement planning and restraining the 'third age'. /

by Mann, Kirk.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

ADARDS Carer Support Service : a model for community care. /

by Davies, Mary.

Publisher: 1994Description: pp.197-206.Notes: Rec. no. for conference: B6049 Selected papers are indexed separately. All have the same ID/ ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION (Australia). National Conference (3rd : 1993 : Melbourne, Vic.) indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Affluenza : when too much is never enough. /

by Hamilton, Clive | Denniss, Richard.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2005Description: ix, 224 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This book is a critique of the western world s addiction to over-consumption. The authors pose the question: if the economy is doing so, why are Australians not becoming happier? They argue that people focus too much on what they lack. Hamilton and Denniss explore the messages of consumerism and marketing, and the effects of debt, overwork, waste and over-spending. In the final section they propose a refreshing alternative political philosophy, based on a commitment to improving well-being rather than mere accumulation of wealth.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ageing across Europe /

by DEMOS.

Publisher: Cardiff WRVS (Wales) 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2012 Report prepared by DEMOS for WRVS Bibliography : p. 136-142Summary: Many European countries, including the UK, are now facing the dual challenge of responding to the demographic changes brought by population ageing, while also implementing tough austerity measures following the 2008 financial and economic crisis. With increasing pressure on public budgets, this is an important moment to consider what it is that makes a country a good place to grow old, and where possible to learn lessons from our European neighbours on the policies and services that are most effective in giving older people a good quality of life. This new evidence will contribute to a national debate in the UK about our aspirations for our older citizens and how we might best achieve them in an increasingly challenging fiscal environmentAvailability: (1)

Ageing well : surprising guideposts to a happier life from the landmark Harvard study of adult development. /

by Vaillant, George.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Scribe Publications 2002Description: viii, 373p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Alternative measures of well-being . /

by Boarini, Romina | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Johansson, sa | Mira D Ercole, Marco.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006Description: PDF.Other title: OECD Economics Department. Working paper no. 476.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This paper assesses if GDP per capita is an adequate proxy as a measure of wellbeing or whether other indicators are more suitable for this purpose. Within the national accounts framework, other better measures of economic resources exist, but they are closely correlated with GDP per capita and are not as readily available. Illustrative calculations to ?extend? measures of economic resources to include leisure time, the sharing of income within households and distributional concerns suggest that cross-country ranking of based on these indicators and GDP per capita are generally similar, although they have evolved differently over time. Across OECD countries, levels of most measures of specific social conditions are significantly related to GDP per capita while changes over time are not. However, survey based data on happiness and life-satisfaction across OECD countries are only weakly related to levels of GDP per capita. Overall, measures of GDP per capita and economic growth remain critical for any assessment of wellbeing but they need to be complemented with measures of other dimensions of well-being to get a comprehensive picture of well-being.Availability: (1)

An unexpected tragedy : evidence for the connection between working hours and family breakdown in Australia. /

by Shepanski, Paul | Diamond, Michael.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Relationships Forum Australia 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.relationshipsforum.org.au/assets/downloads/rfa_an_unexpected_tragedy_main_report.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:40:17 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ask the children : overview of children's understandings of well-being. /

by Fattore, Toby | Mason, Jan | Watson, Liz.

Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. Commission for Children & Young People 2007Description: PDF.Summary: This study explores the views of 126 children and young people, and reveals some surprising facts about what makes up and affects kids sense of well-being.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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