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"Pressure Cooker" : living in the south east growth corridor : Cranbourne and district community audit report. /

by People Together Project.

Publisher: [North Carlton, Vic.] People Together Project [1997]Description: 91 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

2005 public housing National Social Housing Survey : key results. /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Board presentation: social policy and research: Budget 1993-94 /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence. Social Policy and Research.

Publisher: 1993Description: 25p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

British social attitudes 30 /

by Park, Alison | National Centre for Social Research | Bryson, Caroline | Clery, Elizabeth | Curtice, John (eds.).

Publisher: London, U.K. NatCen Social Research 2013Description: PDF.Other title: British social attitudes : the 30th report..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: includes bibliographic referencesSummary: How have Britain's attitudes and values changed since the British Social Attitudes survey first began in 1983? This summary highlights some of the key themes in our 30th anniversary Report and teases out the different factors that underpin changing attitudes. It focuses on four areas in particular: identities; personal relationships; public spending; and politics and institutions.Availability: (1)

Community services and low income women: a feminist perspective. /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: 1989Description: 9 p. Includes bibliography p. 9.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Data management /

by Johnstone, Robert | Australian Institute of Family Studies. Growing Up in ustralia.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2004Description: PDF.Other title: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children : data.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2004 Bibliography: p. 48-49Summary: This paper presents a discussion of the data management policy and procedures for Growing Up in Australia - the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). Growing Up in Australia is a major study funded by the Australian Government Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS) as part of the Australian Government?s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy. The Australian Institute of Family Studies is leading a consortium of nine eminent Australian research institutions in the development of this study, which will track the development of two cohorts of young children for at least 7 years. ; LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN (LSAC)Availability: (1)

Evaluation of the Severe Domestic Squalor Project : final report /

by McDermott, Shannon | Gleeson, Ryan.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report assesses the Severe Domestic Squalor Project, which aims to facilitate holistic assessment and support for people who are living in squalor; foster sustainable solutions for clients; and educate service providers. ; The report concludes that the program provided high quality services to an underserviced and vulnerable group of people, and that a commitment of further resources is needed to sustain the changes that have been measured in this evaluation and to provide others in the community with access to this unique service. ; This report was commissioned by Catholic Community Services.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Growing up in Australia : 2007 longitudinal study of Australian children research conference. /

by Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2007Description: HTML.Summary: LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN (LSAC)Availability: No items available

Hearing directly from vulnerable young Australians /

by Mission Australia.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W.Mission Australia Snapshot 2010 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 7Summary: In 2009, around 48,000 young people across Australia participated in the eighth annual Mission Australia National survey of young Australians. The survey asked young people aged 11 to 24 years about what they value, their concerns, where they go for advice and support and who they admire. This publication focuses on the responses of three more vulnerable groups of young people - those who were homeless, in out-of-home care, or involved in the juvenile justice system. Young people who are homeless, in out-of-home care or in juvenile justice can be vulnerable in a number of areas which are fundamental to wellbeing, including meaningful relationships, educational achievement, secure housing, physical and mental wellbeing and financial security. This publication provides background on these young people, hears directly from them and makes some policy recommendations for enhancing their wellbeing.Availability: (1)

How fair is Britain? : equality, human rights and good relations in 2010 /

by Great Britain. Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: London, U.K. Great Britain. Equality and Human Rights Commission 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Equality and Human Rights Commission triennial review 2010.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2010 This version replaces the version presented to the House of Commons on 11 October and to the House of Lords on 5 October 2010.Summary: This Review aims to provide an authoritative compilation of the available evidence about equalities in England, Scotland and Wales against 40 indicators agreed by the Commission, the government and other key agencies. It brings together the facts about the experiences and outcomes in life of different individuals and groups. It draws on a range of sources including censuses, government surveys, academic work, and secondary analysis carried out especially for this Review. At heart, this Review measures the gap between what we think society should be, and what it actually is: between the ideal and reality, between aspiration and attainment. It provides the raw material to answer the question: how fair is Britain today?Availability: (1)

Improving survey questions : design and evaluation. /

by Fowler, Floyd J.

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, U.S. Sage Publications 1995Description: viii, 191p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Language, ideas and policy : insights from the periphery /

by Bowman, Dina | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. (Brotherhood of St Laurence) 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.)Summary: In this paper I draw parallels between my initial encounters with the jargon and assumptions of employment services policy and the treatment of 'invalid' survey responses. My early encounters with the language of employment services policy highlighted the challenge researchers and analysts face in seeking to change how policy conversations are framed. That is, if we do not use language that has currency within a field we may not be heard or understood. Such language may incorporate assumptions that are at odds with the understandings and analyses that we wish to promote, but if we resist and avoid using accepted terminology we may be cast as illegitimate or irrelevant. This process of marginalisation is similar to the way in which unorthodox responses of research participants may be disregarded or considered invalid. In this paper, I emphasise the importance of looking at marginal perspectives - those understandings external to the dominant frame within which policy or research is shaped and analysed. I suggest that the identification of the processes by which some voices are heard, while others are excluded and marginalised is a key part of understanding the nature of policy frames and of shifting or reshaping them.Availability: (1)

Loneliness, housing and health in Australia : Multi-generation households in Australian cities : AHURI Essay /

by Franklin, Adrian | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Tranter, Bruce.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2011Description: PDF.Other title: AHURI Essay : Housing, loneliness and health : AHURI final.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Project Number: 40601 February 2011 URL contains: Housing, loneliness and health. Final report ; no. 164Summary: Loneliness is an emerging issue in contemporary societies. Overseas studies have shown that loneliness is not related to the quantity of social contact, but rather the quality of social bonds enacted and maintained (see Putnam 2000, and Bauman 2003), and loneliness comes about from the absence of social relationships that deliver a sense of belonging (Mellor 2008). Data from the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes suggests that loneliness is a significant issue in Australia, with 35 per cent of men and 29 per cent of women reporting that loneliness was a serious problem for them. On average, these people report being twice as unhealthy as those who are not lonely. Loneliness is an issue across age groups and genders, but certain groups such as divorced or separated men, single parents and older people are particularly vulnerable when lonely, possibly because of a diminishing capacity to initiate or maintain social networks. Various evidence suggests that housing can play an important role in developing social bonds and that this is revealed in the different rates of loneliness for people in different tenures, dwelling types and the spatial concentration of loneliness. For example, loneliness is particularly high among people living in single person dwellings, public housing and private rental housing. This suggests that housing policy has a role to play in addressing this significant issue.Availability: (1)

Older people at home: a report of a 1981 joint survey conducted in Melbourne and Adelaide. /

by Australian Council on the Ageing.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. AGPS 1985Description: 586 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Perceptions of elder abuse among Australian older adults and general practitioners. /

by Helmes, Edward | Cuevas, Marianela.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Public opinion polls: "Part science and a Hell of a lot of human judgement": draft /

by Sawers, Mark | McPaul, Christine.

Publisher: unpub. 1990Description: 31p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: June 1990Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Social exclusion among older people : a preliminary study from inner-city Melbourne

by Waterhouse, Catherine | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Angley, Philippa.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: 21 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2005 Bibliography: p. 21Summary: The authors interviewed twelve Brotherhood clients in three small focus groups in order to identify themes for further investigation of the nature and dimensions of social exclusion affecting older Australians. Their report includes people's comments on topics ranging from income, housing, health care and transport to independence and participation.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Social policy research. /

by Bulmer,Martin (ed).

Publisher: London, U.K. Macmillan 1978Description: 373p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) : technical paper, 2006. /

by Pink, Brian.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:53:55 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: "This paper provides information on the method, concepts and data used to create Socio-economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) 2006. The purpose of this paper is to give users a good understanding of how the indexes were created, and how they can be used in socio-economic analysis."-- IntroductionAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), Australia /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 2033.0.55.001 2008Description: HTML.Other title: Census of Population and Housing : Socio-Economic Indexes for.Summary: "Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) is a product developed especially for those interested in the assessment of the welfare of Australian communities. The ABS has developed four indexes to allow ranking of regions/areas, providing a method of determining the level of social and economic well-being in each region. Each of the four indexes summarises different aspects of the socio-economic conditions of people living in an area; each is based upon a different set of social and economic information from the 2006 Census. The indexes provide more general measures of socio-economic status than is given by measuring, for example, income or unemployment alone. SEIFA has a number of applications, including research into the relationship between socio-economic status and various health and educational outcomes, determining areas that require funding and services, and identifying new business opportunities." -- [Publisher website]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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