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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).

Socioeconomic inequalities and health. Proceedings of the Socioeconomic Inequalities and Health Conference, Wellington, 9-10 December 1996. /

by Crampton, Peter (ed.) | Howden-Chapman, Philippa (ed.).

Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington 1997Description: 183 p. : ill.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Brotherhood's social barometer : the working years

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: iv, 42 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | Summary Notes: October 2007 Summary: The third Social Barometer examines how well equipped Australians of working age are for full economic and social participation in a rapidly changing world. It presents indicators of their capabilities covering eight key dimensions of life from employment and education and employment to health and social involvement. The barometer concentrates on national data, and pays particular attention to people with socioeconomically disadvantaged and Indigenous backgrounds.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (2).

The drift to private schools in Australia : understanding its features. /

by Ryan, Chris | Watson, Louise.

Publisher: Centre for Economic Policy Research, Australian National University 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://econrsss.anu.edu.au/pdf/DP479.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:17:46 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The economic status of Australian aborigines. /

by Altman, Jon C | Nieuwenhuysen, John.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge University Press 2006Description: xix, 230 p. : ill. : maps.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-220) and index. First published 1979 This digitally printed first paperback version 2006Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The health effects of unemployment. /

by Taylor, Richard | Morrell, Stephen.

In: Saunders, Peter (ed.) The price of prosperity : the economic and social costs of unemploymentPublisher: 2002Description: p. 194-212.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B11056 Includes bibliographical references indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The health status of indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians . /

by Booth, Alison | Carroll, Nick.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Economic Policy Research, Australian National University 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://econrsss.anu.edu.au/pdf/DP486.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:21:59 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The invisible Australians : community understandings of poverty : a qualitative research study among diverse community groups /

by Johnson, Jeannette | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2000Description: iv, 43 p. + appendices.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: May 2000Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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The new economy revisited : an initial analysis of the digital divide among financially disadvantaged families /

by McLaren, Jennifer | The Smith Family | Zappala, Gianni.

Publisher: Camperdown, N.S.W. Research and Social Policy Team, The Smith Family 2002Description: viii, 28 p. ill.Other title: The Smith Family. Research and Social Policy Team background.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2002 Summary: This paper presents new data on the access and usage of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), in particular, computers and the Internet, by households and children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. The existence of unequal access and usage of ICT across the population – the ‘digital divide’, is compounding disadvantage for some, because having access to ICT is becoming so central to being able to fully participate in the economic, social, political and cultural spheres of society. This is the first of several publications that provides empirical data to complement previous conceptual work on the ‘new economy’ and the digital divide. This paper focuses on what has been termed the ‘A’ of the ‘ABCs of the digital divide’ – Access, Basic Training and Content. The data come from a survey aimed at collecting benchmark data on computer and Internet access and usage among students and families on The Smith Family’s Learning for Life (LFL) program. Availability: (1)

The Smith Family's learning for life program a decade on : poverty and educational disadvantage. /

by Zappala, Gianni | The Smith Family | Parker, Ben.

Publisher: Camperdown, N.S.W. Research and Advocacy Team, The Smith Family 2000Description: v, 27 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The social origins of health and well-being. /

by Eckersley, Richard (ed.) | Dixon, Jane (ed.) | Douglas, Bob (ed.).

Publisher: Port Melbourne, Vic. Cambridge University Press 2001Description: xix, 347 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Part A. Historical, global and cultural perspectives. 1. Healthier progress : historical perspectives on the social and economic determinants of health / John Powles -- 2. Health inequalities in the New world order . David Legge -- 3. Globalisation and environmental change : implications for health and health inequalities / Colin D. butler, Bob Douglas and A.J. McMichael -- 4. Culture, health and well-being / Richard Eckersley -- Part B. Explaining health inequalities. 5. A general model of the social origins of health and well-being / Jake M. Najman -- 6. income inequality and health : in search of fundamental causes / Gavin Turrell -- 7. Mediation of the effects of social and economic status on health and mortality : the roles of behaviour and constitution / Richard Taylor -- 8. Migrants, money and margine : possible explanations for Australia-New Zealand mortality differences / Alistair Woodfward, Colin Mathers and Martin Tobias -- 9. Income, income inequality and health in New Zealand / Philippa Howde-Chapman and Des O'Dea -- 10. Equity in acess to health care / Stephen Duckett -- Part C. Social organisation and health. 11. Human settlements : health and the physical environment / Peter Newman -- 12. Work and health : the impact of structural workforce changes and the work environment / Anne-Marie Feyer and Dorothy Broom -- 13. Health, inequities, community and social capital / Robert Bush and Fran Baum -- Part D. Developmental and biological perspectives. 14. Health inequalities : the seeds are sown in childhood, what about the remedies? / Graham Vimpani -- 15. Family, early development and the life course : common risk and protective factors in pathways to prevention programs / Judy Cashmore -- 16. Health inequalities : is the foundation for these laid before the time of birth? / Terry Dwyer, Ruth Morley and Leigh Blizzard -- 17. How social factors affect health : neuroendocrine interactions / Kerin O'Dea and Mark Daniel -- Part E. Implications for policy, interventions and social research. 18. Aboriginal health policy, policy and modelling in social epidemiology / Ian Anderson -- 19. Does our limited analysis of the dimensions of poverty limit the way we seek solutions? / Elizabeth Harris, Don Nutbeam and Peter Sainsbury -- 20. Developmental prevention in a disadvantaged community / Ross Homel, Gordon Elias and Ian Hay -- 21. Rethinking evaluation for policy action on the social origins of health and well-being / Beveley Sibthorpe and Jane DixonAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Towards new indicators of disadvantage : deprivation and social exclusion in Australia

by Saunders, Peter | Naidoo, Yuvisthi | Griffiths, Megan | Davidson, Peter | Hampshire, Anne | Taylor, Janet | King, Susan.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2007Description: xi, 106 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 101-106) November 2007Summary: Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction and overview -- Forms of disadvantage -- Research strategy -- Outline of the report -- Chapter 2. Conceptual framework and new indicators -- The limitations of income poverty -- Deprivation and social exclusion -- Poverty and deprivation -- Poverty and social exclusion -- Previous Australian research -- Poverty, deprivation and exclusion -- Summary -- Chapter 3. The left out and missing out project -- The voices of low-income Australians -- Survey design and sample characteristics -- Summary -- Chapter 4. The essentials of life -- Key research questions -- Identifying potential essentials -- Socially perceived essentials -- Community support for the essentials of life -- Is there a consensus on the essentials of life? -- Summary -- Chapter 5. Missing out : patterns of deprivation -- From essentials to deprivation -- The deprivation profile -- Deprivation among key groups -- Multiple deprivation -- Summary -- Chapter 6. Left out : social exclusion --Forms of exclusion -- Indicators of exclusion -- Social exclusion among key groups -- Multiple exclusion -- Summary -- Chapter 7. The overlap between poverty, deprivation and exclusion --Similarity and difference -- Estimating overlaps -- Chapter 8. Towards new indicators of disadvantage -- Summary -- What needs to be done? -- Concluding comments.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Turning 21 : life chances and uncertain transitions : Life Chances Study stage 10

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Borlagdan, Joseph | Allan, Malita.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2012Description: vii, 73 p : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | Summary Notes: Bibliography : p. 71-72 Includes summary and full report PDF is of full report onlySummary: The transitions from school to work and towards adulthood are increasingly prolonged and uncertain. The longitudinal Life Chances Study has followed children from diverse backgrounds since their infancy in inner Melbourne. This Stage 10 report draws on surveys of young people and their parents, as well as in-depth interviews, to explore how 123 young people are dealing with these transitions at age 21. It highlights the importance of social, economic and family resources.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Understanding baby boomers' expectations and plans for their retirement : findings from a qualitative study. /

by Quine, Susan | Bernard, Diana | Kendig, Hal.

Publisher: 2006Availability: No items available

Unfinished business : the Australian formal reconciliation process. /

by Gunstone, Andrew.

Publisher: North Melbourne, Vic. Australian Scholarly Publishing 2007Description: vi, 345 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 304-324)Summary: Responding to apathy and racism, to unacceptable outcomes for Indigenous people on basic indicators such as health and housing, and to Indigenous anger about the abandonment of promises to implement national and rights and a treaty, the Hawke Government proposed a formal ten-year reconciliation process in 1991. In this book the author, from Monash University s Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies, examines the successes and failures of the process of reconciliation over the decade 1991 2000. He concludes that the failure to achieve its goals was due not only to the Howard Government s policies but also to other factors such as competing motivations, the impact of nationalism, and the development of a narrowly socio-economic notion of justice.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Unhealthy societies : the afflictions of inequality. /

by Wilkinson, Richard G.

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 1996Description: xi, 255 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Wanna bet? : winners and losers in gambling's luck myth. /

by Costello, Tim | Miller, Royce.

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2000Description: xii, 283 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references ( p. 262-270) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

What works in tackling health inequalities? : pathways, policies and practice through the lifecourse. /

by Asthana, Sheena | Halliday, Joyce.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2006Description: xii, 612 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Introduction -- Part one The research and policy context of health inequalities -- 2. Researching health inequalities -- 3. The national policy context -- Part two Health inequalities pathways, policies and practice through the lifecourse -- 4. Early life and health inequalities: research evidence -- 5. Early life: policy and practice -- 6. Health inequalities during childhood and youth: research evidence -- 7. Health inequalities during childhood and youth: policy and practice -- 8. Inequalities in health behaviours and the life trajectories of children and youth: research evidence -- 9. Inequalities in health behaviours and the life trajectories of children and youth: policy and practice -- 10. Health inequalities during adulthood: research evidence -- 11. Health inequalities during adulthood: policy and practice -- 12. Health inequalities during older age: research evidence -- 13. Older age: policy and practice -- Part three Tackling health inequalities: developing an evidence base for public health -- 14. Towards a new framework for evidence based public health. BB73 FAMILY & EARLY YEARS RETIREMENT & AGEINGSummary: This book is essential reading for policy makers and practitioners working in the areas of public health and social exclusion, in social policy and public health. It provides a comprehensive account of theory, policy and practice by: ; -spanning the lifecourse from the early years to old age; ; -exploring the links between biological, psychological, social, educational and economic factors and a range of health outcomes; ; -describing key policy initiatives, assesses research evidence of 'what works' and examines the limitations of the existing evidence base; ; -highlighting key areas of debate.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

World population ageing : 1950-2050 /

by United Nations : Department of Economic and Social Affairs : opulation Division.

Publisher: Paris, France United Nations 2002Description: PDF.Summary: This report was prepared by the Population Division as a contribution to the 2002 World Assembly on Ageing and its follow-up. The report provides a description of global trends in population ageing and includes a series of indicators of the ageing process by development regions, major areas, regions and countries. The report shows that: ; Population ageing is unprecedented, without parallel in human history?and the twenty-first century will witness even more rapid ageing than did the century just past. ; Population ageing is pervasive, a global phenomenon affecting every man, woman and child?but countries are at very different stages of the process, and the pace of change differs greatly. Countries that started the process later will have less time to adjust. ; Population ageing is enduring: we will not return to the young populations that our ancestors knew. ; Population ageing has profound implications for many facets of human life.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

World population ageing : 2013 /

by United Nations : Department of Economic and Social Affairs : opulation Division.

Publisher: New York, NY United Nations 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report provides the demographic foundation for the follow-up activities of the Second World Assembly on Ageing and the aforementioned mandates of ICPD, the Commission on Population and Development and the Commission on Social Development. It considers the process of population ageing for the world as a whole, for more and less developed regions and major areas and regions. ; In addition to the core demographic aspects of population ageing, the present edition of World Population Ageing introduces new sections and information on trends in the economic support ratio, the demographic dividend, independent living among older persons, international differences in the main causes of deaths among older persons, in health expenditures, intergenerational transfers, the sources of financial support in old age, and the prevalence of poverty among older people in different regions of the world.Availability: (1)

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