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3D poverty : "Poverty and social exclusion mean much more than low income" /

by Sodha, Sonia | DEMOS | Bradley, William.

Publisher: London DEMOS 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: With an appendix by Gareth Morrell, Matt Barnes and Debbie Collins, National Centre for Social Research. December 2010 Bibliography : p. 135-141Summary: Poverty measurement is almost by definition controversial: there is no single, universally accepted definition of poverty. Poverty, its drivers and its consequences are defined and talked about differently by different political traditions at different times. The way we measure poverty, deprivation and social exclusion has been the focus of innovative work, but in the UK we still overwhelmingly focus on poverty as measured by income. 3D Poverty does not suggest that the standard definition of income poverty as 60 per cent of the median income should be dropped. Its simplicity brings the benefits of relative transparency and easy application. However, it is not enough to just measure income poverty: there is the need for an annual, multi-dimensional analysis of poverty and social exclusion. This measure would track annually the depth of deprivation in the UK at a household level, and the overlap and interaction between different dimensions of disadvantage. This pamphlet contains a detailed methodology as to how that measure would work.Availability: (1)

A compendium of social inclusion indicators : how's Australia faring? : a compilation of comparative data undertaken by the Australian social inclusion board to inform its advisory work. /

by Australia. Social Inclusion Board.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T Commonwealth of Australia 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Also available: Building community resilience brochure; In June 2009, the Australian Social Inclusion Board released a brochure on how to build inclusive and resilient communities. This brochure explains resilience and vulnerability, outlines principles for building resilience and ideas for how to apply them and provides some examples from Australia and overseas, along with links to useful resources.Summary: The Australian Social Inclusion Board’s Compendium of Social Inclusion Indicators contributes first steps towards comprehensive performance measurement and evaluation of social inclusion in Australia. It has been developed by the Board to generate discussion and debate on the question of how to measure disadvantage and social exclusion. It includes indicators developed in the EU and supplementary Australian measures, to draw a picture of how people are doing on issues such as income, access to the job market, social supports and networks, effects of the local neighbourhood, access to services and health.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A guide to Social Return on Investment /

by Nicholls, Jeremy | Lawlor, Eil s | Nietzert, Eva | Goodspeed, Tim.

Publisher: London, U.K. Cabinet Office of the third sector 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Every day our actions and activities create and destroy value; they change the world around us. Although the value we create goes far beyond what can be captured in financial terms, this is, for the most part, the only type of value that is measured and accounted for. As a result, things that can be bought and sold take on a greater significance and many important things get left out. Decisions made like this may not be as good as they could be as they are based on incomplete information about full impacts. ; A major step towards helping orgnaisations and institutions demonstrate their social, economic and environmental impact has taken place with the launch of a new guide to Social Return on Investment (SROI), backed by the Cabinet Office. This is especially timely when organisations are seeking to make every pound go as far as possible. ; This guide offers a framework for measuring and accounting for a much broader concept of value; it seeks to reduce inequality and environmental degradation and improve wellbeing by incorporating social, environmental and economic costs and benefits.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A modern framework for measuring poverty and basic economic security /

by Fremstad, Shawn | Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Publisher: Washington, DC Center for Economic and Policy Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Bibliography : p. 54-61Summary: A US study proposing a new framework for measuring poverty and basic economic security in the United States. Instead of being limited to the 'extremely-low-income-only' approach the current poverty line and administration's proposed Supplemental Income Poverty Measure (SIPM) represent, this framework should utilize measures of low income and other forms of economic hardship related to low incomeAvailability: (1)

A picture of Australia's children [2005] /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2009Description: xvi, 119 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references AIHW Cat. No. 58 This is the third national report on the health and wellbeing of Australian children -- preface May 2005 This report was authored by Indrani Pieris-Caldwell and Meredith Bryant --page x.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A picture of Australia's children 2012

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2012Description: xi, 150 p. : ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Bibliography : p. 135-146 Appendices : p. 117-134 "The primary contributors to this report were Ingrid Seebus, Deanna Eldridge, Karen Pegrum, Alison Watters and Kate Wright of the Children, Youth and Families Unit of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare ..."--P. v.Summary: This report provides the latest information on how Australia is faring according to key indicators of child health, development, and wellbeing. Deaths rates for infants and children have declined since 1986, rates of risky drinking and smoking among children aged 12-14 are down, and most children achieve above the minimum standards for reading and numeracy. But there is still room for improvement. Almost one-quarter of children are developmentally vulnerable at school entry, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and children in socioeconomic disadvantaged areas are likely to fare worse across a broad range of indicators.Availability: (1)

Ageing and social policy in Australia. /

by Borowski, Allan, (ed.) | Encel, Solomon, (ed.) | Ozanne, E., (ed.).

Publisher: Oakleigh, Vic. Cambridge University Press 1997Description: xvii, 337 p. ; 24 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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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 overview of the costs of indigenous unemployment. /

by Hunter, Boyd | Taylor, John.

In: Saunders, Peter (ed.) The price of prosperity : the economic and social costs of unemploymentPublisher: 2002Description: p. 109-133.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B11056 Includes bibliographical references indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian social inclusion board's compendium of social inclusion indicators : how's Australia faring? /

by Faulkner, Patricia | Australian Social Inclusion Board | Vinson, Tony.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Social Inclusion Board 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2009Summary: The Australian Social Inclusion Board's Compendium of Social Inclusion Indicators contributes first steps towards comprehensive performance measurement and evaluation of social inclusion in Australia. It has been developed by the Board to generate discussion and debate on the question of how to measure disadvantage and social exclusion. It includes indicators developed in the EU and supplementary Australian measures, to draw a picture of how people are doing on issues such as income, access to the job market, social supports and networks, effects of the local neighbourhood, access to services and health.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian social trends : using statistics to paint a picture of Australian society /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 4102.0 2012Description: HTML.Other title: Life expectancy trends.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: PDF of latest issue only 1994 ; 1995 ; 1996 ; 1997 ; 1998 ; 1999 ; 2000 ; 2001 ; 2002 ; 2003 ; 2004 ; 2005 ; 2006 ; 2007 ; 2008 ; 2009 ; 2010 ; 2011 ; 2012 Education and Indigenous wellbeing includes: 4102.0 - AST March 2011 Released 25/03/2011 4102.0 - Life expectancy trends 4102.0 - Health services 4102.0 - Health outside major cities Released 25/03/2011 4102.0 - Year 12 attainment 4102.0 - Education and Indigenous wellbeing Population growth: past, present and future (migration issues)Summary: "Australian Social Trends is an annual series that presents information on contemporary social issues and areas of public policy concern. By drawing on a wide range of ABS statistics, and statistics from other official sources, Australian Social Trends describes aspects of Australian society, and how these are changing over time. It is designed to assist and encourage informed decision-making, and to be of value to a wide audience including the public, those engaged in research, journalism, marketing, teaching and social policy, as well as anyone interested in how we live today and how we've changed over recent decades." -- Publisher website.Availability: (1)

Australian Unity wellbeing index : report 12.1. /

by Cummins, Robert A | Davern, Melanie | Okerstrom, Erik.

Publisher: Geelong, Vic. Deakin University. Australian Centre on Quality of Life 2005Description: PDF.Availability: No items available

Australian Unity wellbeing index : report 13.1. /

by Cummins, Robert A | Knapp, T Meika | Woerner, Jacqui.

Publisher: Geelong, Vic.Australian Unity Wellbeing Index 2005Description: PDF.Summary: The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index is a subjective barometer of Australians satisfaction with their lives and life in Australia. It measures how various aspects of life both personal and national affect our sense of wellbeing.Availability: No items available

Australian Unity wellbeing index : report 14.1 : fifth anniversary special report : summarising the major findings. /

by Cummins, Robert A.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Deakin University. Australian Centre on Quality of Life 2006Description: PDF.Summary: The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index is a subjective barometer of Australians satisfaction with their lives and life in Australia. It measures how various aspects of life both personal and national affect our sense of wellbeing.Availability: No items available

Australian Unity wellbeing index : report on first survey. /

by Cummins, Robert A | Eckersley, Richard | Pallant, Julie.

Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. [Australian Unity] [2001]Description: 21p. : charts.Notes: Includes: The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index; The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index Frequently asked questions; & The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index : results at a glance : Aussies' ratings on personal wellbeing, national wellbeing, specific issues and trends. Media releases: New results from The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index post US attacks; New social indicator set to spark debate on quality of life; & Top ten tips from Australian Unity to help Aussies take charge of their wellbeing.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Unity wellbeing index : survey 15 : report 15.0 : part A : the report : Part B : appended tables. /

by Cummins, Robert A | Woerner, Jacqui | Tomyn, Adrian.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Deakin University. Australian Centre on Quality of Life 2006Description: PDF.Summary: The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index is a subjective barometer of Australians satisfaction with their lives and life in Australia. It measures how various aspects of life both personal and national affect our sense of wellbeing.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Unity Wellbeing Index : survey 16 : report 16.1: special report. /

by Cummins, Robert A | Walter, Jenny | Woerner, Jacqui.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Deakin University. Australian Centre on Quality of Life 2007Description: PDF.Summary: The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index is a subjective barometer of Australians satisfaction with their lives and life in Australia. It measures how various aspects of life both personal and national affect our sense of wellbeing.Availability: No items available

AustralianUnity wellbeing index . /

by Cummins, Robert A | Woerner, Jacqui | Tomyn, Adrian | Okerstrom, Erik.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Deakin University. Australian Centre on Quality of Life 2006; Melbourne, Vic. Deakin University 2005Description: HTML.Other title: The wellbeing of Australians : mortgage payments and home.Summary: The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index is a subjective barometer of Australians satisfaction with their lives and life in Australia. It measures how various aspects of life both personal and national affect our sense of wellbeing.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Benchmarking citizenship : an introduction to standard-setting for democracy and social well-being in Australia. /

Publisher: [Hawthorn, Vic.] Centre for Urban and Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology 1997Description: 131 p. ; ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references. May 1997Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building blocks : best practice programs that improve the wellbeing of children and young people - edition 2 /

by Western Australia. Office of the Commissioner for Children nd Young People.

Edition: Edition 2Publisher: Subiaco, WA Commissioner for Children and Young People WA 2014Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2014 Appendices : p. 129-169 On website: A report of the Wellbeing Monitoring Framework. Building Blocks is based on research I [i.e. Michelle Scott, Commissioner for Children and Young People WA] commissioned the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) to undertake. I would like to thank the AIFS and specifically acknowledge the work of Rhys Price-Robertson, Cathryn Hunter and Ken Knight ...--Acknowledgements. Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This report showcases 44 programs that have been shown to be effective at improving outcomes for children and young people, or demonstrate promise in this regard. ; By showcasing these programs, the report provides agencies with information that may assist them in improving outcomes for the children, young people and families they work with. ; In addition to effective programs, it is important to emphasise that there are multiple other factors to take into account when seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in the long-term. These factors relate to the community within which children and young people are being raised, the service system and broader structural and societal issues.Availability: (1)

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