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"Victoria : Craigieburn/Northern region of Melbourne" /

by Neville, Ann.

In: Anglicare Australia State of the family reportPublisher: 2003Description: p.24-29.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B11274Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"We don't have sole parents in our community - we only have widows" : the needs of female sole parents from a non-English speaking background. /

by Cheung, Meiha.

Publisher: Toongabbie, NSW Holroyd Parramatta Migrant Services Inc 2004Description: iii, 46 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 35-36) "July 2003" - CoverAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"Young women: poles of experience in work and parenting" /

by Probert, Belinda | Macdonald, Fiona.

In: Dusseldorp Skills Forum Australia's young adults : the deepening dividePublisher: 1999Description: p.135-157.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Rec.no. for book: B9291 April 1999 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

A caring world : the new social policy agenda /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 1999Description: 156 p. ; 27 cm.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Availability: (1)

A casestudy of the `Workfare' welfare reforms in Wisconsin since 1986. /

by Hardy, Peter.

Publisher: unpub. 2001Description: 15 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: This was undertaken as part of fourth year (Honours) in Sociology at LaTrobe University, Bundoora. Includes bibliographical references (p. 13-15)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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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 league table of child poverty in rich nations /

by UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.

Publisher: Florence, Italy UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre 2000Description: 28 p.Other title: UNICEF Innocenti Report Card ; no. 1.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report on child poverty in the world's wealthiest nations concludes that one in six of the rich world's children is poor - a total of 47 million. This report provides the most comprehensive estimates so far of child poverty across the member countries of the OECD. Despite a doubling and redoubling of national incomes in most OECD nations since 1950, a significant percentage of their children are still living in families so materially poor that normal health and growth are at risk. A far larger proportion remain in relative poverty. Their physical needs may be catered for, but they are painfully excluded from the activities and advantages that are considered normal by their peers. The report reveals a wide range of child poverty rates in countries at broadly similar levels of economic development - from under 3 per cent in Sweden to a high of over 22 per cent in the USA. By comparing data from different countries, the new research asks what can be learned about the causes of child poverty and examines the policies that have contributed to the success of lower rates in some countries. In particular, it seeks to explain the situation by exploring the impact on poverty rates of lone parenthood, unemployment, low wages and levels of social expenditures. The Report Card calls for a new commitment to ending child poverty in the world's richest nations.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 safety net that allows sole parent families to build fulfilling lives. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2000Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A background submission to the Reference Group on Welfare Reform. January 2000 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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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).

ACOSS checklist for fair welfare reform : opportunities for all - support for people in need. /

by Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: 2000Availability: No items available

Against the odds : young people and work. /

by Bessant, Judith, (ed.) | Cook, Sandy, (ed.).

Publisher: Hobart, Tas. Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies 1998Description: viii, 278 p. ; 25 cm.Notes: Contents: Introduction. Young people and work : an overview / Judith Bessant and Sandy Cook ; History of young workers. 1. The problems of youth : idleness and employment in historical perspective / Susanne Davies ; 2. "...we cleared and built that run" : Nyungars, work and cultural incorporation / Dave Palmer and Len Collard ; 3. Young and unemployed in New South Wales in the 1930s / Allyson Holbrook ; 4. Education and youth unemployment in Australia during the Great Depression / Michael White ; 5. Shirts that satisfied? Young women, "unskilled" work and meaning in the 1940s / Lee-Ann Monk ; 6. The path of adolescence and the problem of work in the 1950s / Nicholas Brown ; Contemporary trends. 7. Transformation in the youth labour market : an empirical examination 1945-1996 / Adam Jamrozik ; 8. The questions that need to be answered / Barry Jones ; 9. Young people, technology and the changing nature of the workplace / Bruce Wilson ; 10. Young people at work : issues and dilemmas / Anita Harris, Rob White and Liz McDonnell ; 11. Young people and the transition from school to work : new agendas in post-compulsory education and training / Johanna Wyn ; 12. Working at leisure : productive social spaces for young people / Roger Trowbridge ; 13. Young people, the union movement and the unequal distribution of work / Rob Watts ; 14. Learning and earning : full-time student, part-time worker / Kaaren Yap ; 15. Careers practice in the 21st century / Brad Temple and Michael Hastings ; Specific groups of young workers. 16. "Paying for an identity" : issues facing young gay people in the workplace / Mic Emslie ; 17. Disability and young workers : vulnerability and the "flexible" crisis / David Saltmarsh ; 18. Working in sheltered employment : a personal perspective / Maree Ireland ; 19. Young people's accounts of working in the local supermarket / Sandra Bell ; 20. Ganged up on, victimised and alone : young people and workplace violence / Robyn Dale, Wendy Tobin and Bruce Wilson ; 21. Young people, ethnicity and work / Vince Marotta ; 22. Young mothers : education and employment / Patsy Littlejohn ; 23. What I mean by a good job : young people's views on employment and labour market programs / Louise Coventry, Santina Bertone ; 24. "Listen, I don't want to work" : young people and unemployment, a preliminary report / Susan Lackner ; Government policies. Promises, promises : young Australians and labour market/ John Spierings ;26. New apprenticeships : a panacea for youth unemployment / Damon Anderson ; 27. Doling out the work ; income security and reciprocal obligation / Judith Bessant ; 28. A regional perspective on youth unemployment : What happened to Working Nation? / Anne Graham, Leonie Jennings ; 29. Policy and future prospects : income guarantees and future choices / John Tomlinson.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An analysis of durations on the Disability Support Pension (DSP) program /

by Cai, Lixin | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2004Description: PDF.Notes: May 2004 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Are lone mothers responsive to policy changes? : evidence from a workfare reform in a generous welfare state /

by Mogstad, Magne | Institute for the Study of Labor | Pronzato, Chiara.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2009Summary: There is a heated debate in many European countries about a move towards a welfare system that increases the incentives for lone mothers to move off welfare and into work. We analyze the consequences of a major Norwegian workfare reform of the generous welfare system for lone mothers. Our difference-in-differences estimates show that the policy changes were successful in improving labor market attachment and increasing disposable income of new lone mothers. By contrast, the reform led to a substantial decrease in disposable income and a significant increase in poverty among persistent lone mothers, because a sizeable group was unable to offset the loss of out-of-work welfare benefits with gains in earnings. This suggests that the desired effects of the workfare reform were associated with the side-effects of income loss and increased poverty among a substantial number of lone mothers with insurmountable employment barriers. This finding stands in stark contrast to evidence f! rom similar policychanges in Canada, the UK, and the US, and underscores that policymakers from other developed countries should be cautious when drawing lessons from the successful welfare reforms implemented in Anglo-Saxon countries.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Assessment of the service needs of low income families : Collingwood and Fitzroy housing estates. /

by Guinness, Catherine.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Jesuit Social Services 2000Description: 45 p. : ill.Notes: May 2000Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australians in poverty in the 21st century. /

by Lloyd, Rachel | Harding, Ann | Payne, Alicia.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Paper prepared for 33rd Conference of Economists 27-30 September 2004. 2004Description: iv, 21 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 21)Availability: (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)

Blame welfare, ignore poverty and inequality. /

by Handler, Joel F | Hasenfeld, Yeheskel.

Publisher: New York, NY Cambridge University Press 2007Description: xiii, 401 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.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).

Cash and care : policy challenges in the welfare state. /

by Glendinning, Caroline (ed.) | Kemp, Peter A. (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2006Description: xii, 322 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Edited collection of papers presented at a conference held at the University of York in April 2005 to commemorate the contribution made to social policy research by Professor Sally Baldwin. Contents: Part One: Introduction. 1. Introduction / Peter A. Kemp and Caroline Glendinning -- Part Two: New theoretical perspectives on care and policy. 2. Care and gender: have the arguments for recognising care work now been won? / Jane Lewis -- 3. Research on care: what impact on policy and planning? Kari Waerness -- 4. 'Pseudo-democracy and spurious precision' : knowledge dilemmas in the new welfare state / Eithne McLaughlin -- Part Three: Traditional forms of disadvantage: new perspectives. 5. The costs of caring for a disabled child / Jan Pahl -- 6. Disability, poverty and living standards: reviewing Australian evidence and policies / Peter Saunders -- 7. Consumers without money: consumption patterns and citizenship among low-income families in Scandinavian welfare societies / Pernille Hohnen -- 8. Affordable credit for low-income households / Sharon Collard -- 9. Carers and employment in a work-focus welfare state / Hilary Arksey and Peter A. Kemp -- Part Four. Families, care work and the state. 10. Paying family caregivers: evaluating different models / Caroline Glendinning -- 11. Developments in Austrian care arrangements: women between free choice and informal care / Margareta Kreimer -- 12. When informal care becomes a paid job: the case of Personal Assistance Budgets in Flanders / Jef Breda, David Schoenmaekers, Caroline Van Landeghem, Dries Claessens and Joanna Geerts -- 13. Better off in work?: work, security and welfare for lone mothers / Jane Millar -- 14. Reciprocity, lone parents and state subsidy for informal childcare / Christine Skinner and Naomi Finch -- 15. Helping out at home: children's contributions to sustaining work and care in lone-mother families / Tess Ridge -- Part Five: From welfare subjects to active citizens. 16. Making connections: supporting new forms of engagement by marginalised groups / Karen Postle and Peter Beresford -- 17. independent living: the role of the disability movement in the development of government policy / Jenny Morris -- 18. Securing the dignity and quality of life of older citizens / Hilary Land -- Part Six. Conclusions. 19. Conclusions / Caroline Glendinning and Peter A. Kemp. Retirement & ageingAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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