Brotherhood of St Laurence

Your search returned 9 results.

Not what you expected? Check for suggestions
Financial stress and asymmetric financial decisions /

by Weller, Christian E | University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Political Economy esearch Institute | Helburn, Amy B.

Publisher: Amherst, Mass. University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Political Economy Research Institute 2010Description: PDF.Other title: University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Political Economy.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010 Bibliography : p. 22-26Summary: Building wealth requires saving, borrowing, and investing. These decisions may depend on stress due to the lack of financial security (low financial assets). Stress should influence personal responses -emotional, behavioral, and cognitive - that in turn could determine financial decisions. The link between stress and financial decisions could be asymmetric, so that fewer financial assets result in larger absolute financial decisions than more assets. We first divide households between stressed (financially insecure) and not stressed (financially secure) ones, using a threshold regression. Comparatively little assets divide stressed and not stressed households. We then show that low levels of financial assets have a larger adverse effect on personal responses among stressed households than among not stressed ones. Personal responses, though, systematically determine financial decisions, such that more stress and lower personal responses lead to a more short-term focus in financial decisions. These linkages between stress, personal responses, and financial decisions indeed give rise to an asymmetric effect. The absolute effect of a stock price decrease of 30%, for instance, is 28% larger than the effect of a 30% stock price increase. Exogenous asset shocks could result in a reduced focus on long-term wealth building among households, because of the asymmetric effect of financial stress.Availability: (1)

Housing stress and the mental health and wellbeing of families . /

by Robinson, Elly | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Adams, Ren.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aifs.gov.au/afrc/pubs/briefing/b12pdf/b12.pdf' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:53:54 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early years Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Income poverty, subjective poverty and financial stress /

by Marks, Gary N | Australia. Department of Families, Community Services and ndigenous Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Dept. of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2007Description: xiv, 74 p. ; 30 cm.Other title: Australia. Department of Families, Community Services and.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: [Completed under contract with] the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.--T.p. verso. Includes bibliographical references (p. 71-74)Summary: This paper focuses on financial disadvantage among Australians using data from the first two waves (2001 and 2002) of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. In this paper, three dimensions of financial disadvantage are investigated: income poverty (both before and after-housing); subjective poverty; and financial stress. For this paper, being in income poverty is defined as living in a household with an income of less than 50 per cent of median equivalised disposable household income. The equivalence scale used was the modified Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) scale. Both before and after-housing measures were analysed. Subjective poverty is based simply on whether respondents view themselves as poor or very poor.Availability: (1)

Overcoming anxiety : effective solutions to a growing problem. /

by Fossum, Lynn.

Publisher: Los Altos, CA Crisp Publications 1990Description: iii, 76 p.Notes: Cover subtitle: A primer for better life management.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Overcrowding and Indigenous health in Australia . /

by Booth, Alison | Carroll, Nick.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy Research 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://econrsss.anu.edu.au/pdf/DP498.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:25:42 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Residual incomes in Australia : analysis and implications /

by Stone, Michael | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Burke, Terry | Ralston, Liss.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2011Description: HTML.Other title: The residual income approach to housing affordability : the.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Project Number: 50597 URL contains: Positioning Paper: No. 139: The residual income approach to housing affordability : the theory and the practice Final Report: No. 176: The residual income method: a new lens on housing affordability and market behaviourSummary: This project aims to develop a deeper understanding of housing stress and will formulate indicators of housing stress that can complement the established indicator. The project will help devise rent-setting formulas for social housing that better correspond to need; improve the efficiency and equity of housing subsidy allocation; and better assess risks in home purchase.Availability: (1)

The complete ACOA sourcebook : adult children of alcoholics at home, at work, and in love /

by Woititz, Janet G.

Publisher: Deerfield Beach, FL Health Communications, Inc. 2002Description: xviii, 415 p. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references.Summary: Examines behaviors typical of those who grew up with alcoholism, and offers advice on dealing with stress. This handbook for and about the adult children of alcoholics helps them recognize and change unhealthy behaviors learned early in life.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The health impacts of housing /

by Phibbs, Peter | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Thompson, Susan.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2011Description: PDF.Other title: The health impacts of housing : toward a policy-relevant.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Project Number: 70619 URL contains: Final Report: No. 173: The health impacts of housing: toward a policy-relevant research agenda PDF of final reportSummary: This Investigative Panel examined existing international and Australian evidence around the links between housing and health to better understand the gaps in the evidence and suggest a way forward for research in Australia. The panel involved leading researchers, and public health and housing policy officials from across Australasia.The panel found international evidence that housing improvements can improve health. Studies by the World Health Organization and the US based National Center for Healthy Housing have demonstrated that a person's dwelling can affect their health due to physical, chemical and biological hazards, but also because of the social or community dimensions of housing.Availability: (1)

You and stress : a guide to successful living /

by Montgomery, Bob | Evans, Lynette.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Nelson Publishers 1984Description: 248p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Hosted by Prosentient