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A comparison of data merging methodologies for extending a microsimulation model. /

by Schofield, Deborah | Polette, Josh.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, Faculty of Management, University of Canberra 1996Description: vi, 42 p. ; 21 cm.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 1996 At head of title: NATSEMSummary: This paper compares the use of two different methodologies for merging data from different sources in developing or extending a microsimulation model. The first uses a relatively simple means-based methodology, and the second uses regression. The advantages and disadvantages of each are discussed and their ability to accurately retain the information in the original data sources is tested through their application in the development of a model of child care services and subsidies.Availability: (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 spatial divide : trends in the incomes and socioeconomic characteristics of regions between 1996 and 2001. /

by Lloyd, Rachel | Yap, Mandy | Harding, Ann.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Paper presented to the 28th Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association International Annual Conference, Wollongong 28 September - 1 October 2004. 2004Description: iv, 18 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 18)Availability: (1)

A spatial portrait of disadvantage : income poverty by statistical local area in 2001. /

by Chin, Shih-Foong | Harding, Ann | Tanton, Robert.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). University of Canberra 2006Description: PDF.Summary: This paper presents estimates of income poverty for statistical local areas in Queensland, Victoria and the ACT, using a poverty line set at half the median equivalent disposable income of households.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Advance Australia fair? : trends in small area socio-economic inequality, 2001 to 2006 /

by Ngu Vv, Quoc | National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling | Harding, Ann | Tanton, Rob | Nepal, Binod | Vidyattana, Yogi.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). University of Canberra 2008Description: PDF.Other title: AMP.NATSEM income and wealth report ; issue 20.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2008Summary: "The 20th AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report, Advance ; Australia Fair?, takes a critical look at trends in income, ; unemployment, immigration and other socio-economic factors ; for different geographic regions of Australia, rather than ; individual Australians - drawing on Census data from 2001 and ; 2006." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Alternative approaches to measuring rental housing affordability in Australia. /

by Landt, John | National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling | Bray, Rob.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra 1997Description: v, 49 p. ; 21 cm.Other title: NATSEM. Discussion paper ; no. 16.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 1997. Includes bibliographical references.Summary: The study analyses a range of approaches to measuring housing affordability in the Australian private rental market. In particular, it compares traditional consumption-based measures of housing affordability with a new measure of housing affordability based on the Canadian core housing need model, which includes the suitability of the dwelling for the household's needs as well as its cost. The main findings of the study are that low income earners in the private rental market generally pay rents similar to those of higher income earners. This results in housing stress for some low income families and individuals in the private rental market.Availability: (1)

Ancillary and specialist health services : does low income limit access? /

by Schofield, Deborah.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra 1997Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 1997 Includes bibliographical references. At head of title: NATSEMAvailability: (1)

Assessing poverty and inequality at a detailed regional level : new advances in spatial microsimulation. /

by Harding, Ann | Lloyd, Rachel | Bill, Anthea | King, Anthony.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling. University of Canberra 2004Description: PDF.Notes: System requirements : Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF fileSummary: Outlines new techniques used to create synthetic household microdata and demonstrates how they can be used to analyse poverty rates, the spatial impact of possible policy change, and the characteristics of the poor by geographic area.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's ageing population : how important are family structures? /

by Walker, Agnes | National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra 1997Description: v, 58 p. ; 21 cm.Other title: NATSEM. Discussion paper ; no. 19.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 1997 Includes bibliographical references.Summary: In Australia, as in most Western economies, concerns about the impact of the ageing of the population have led to a series of policy initiatives that generally aim to assign greater responsibility to individuals for the costs associated with ageing. ; Analyses of the effects of ageing published to date have tended to rely on aggregate projections of population and age structures. Interdependencies between individuals have rarely been taken into account, and it is only in some recent studies that the complex relationship between family structures and the size of government social expenditure has been recognised. Such studies cite broad statistics on the significant support that older people offer their families and on the importance of family members as carers for the aged. ; In this paper traditional approaches to studying the effects of ageing in the population are reviewed and a complementary approach, using dynamic microsimulation, is discussed. The advantage of dynamic microsimulation is that, in projecting future population patterns, the life cycles of individuals can be tracked, along with their family characteristics (such as spouses, children and grandparents) and household characteristics (including finances and wealth accumulation). ; The paper concludes with an account of the development work on dynamic microsimulation modelling at NATSEM, indicating the areas where this tool will be best able to advance understanding of age related policy issues.Availability: (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)

Baby boomers : doing it for themselves /

by Kelly, Simon | National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling | Harding, Ann.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). University of Canberra 2007Description: PDF.Other title: AMP.NATSEM income and wealth report ; issue 16.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2007Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Child social exclusion : an updated index from the 2006 Census. /

by McNamara, Justine | Harding, Ann | Daly, Anne.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). University of Canberra 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://digbig.com/4xecx' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:54:00 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early yearsSummary: Much research about child poverty and disadvantage provides national estimates of child wellbeing, due to the ready availability of microdata at the national level. However, an increasing body of evidence suggests that there can be major differences in well-being between children living in different geographic areas. In addition, much recent debate has focussed on moving beyond income poverty to broader measures of social exclusion. This article describes the development of a composite index of child social exclusion risk for Australian small areas, using recently available 2006 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census data, and building on earlier work based on 2001 Census data. Variables included in the index are based on characteristics of children s parents, families and households, and include data about parental partnership status, employment and volunteerism, family educational attainment and occupation, household income, housing, transport and internet connection. Results show that there are pronounced spatial differences in the risk of child social exclusion, with areas of high social exclusion risk common in Australia s rural and regional balance, and in clusters of outer areas in most of Australia s capital cities. [ > Publisher's website]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Children at risk of social exclusion : methodology and overview. /

by Tanton, Robert | Harding, Ann | Daly, Anne.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). University of Canberra 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Does the way we measure poverty matter? /

by Trigger, David.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling. University of Canberra 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2003 Includes bibliographical references.Availability: (1)

From welfare to work : improving the interface of tax and social security /

by Keating, Michael | Lambert, Simon.

Publisher: Bruce, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra 1998Description: v, 29 p. ; 21 cm.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 1998 Includes bibliographical references At head of title: NATSEMAvailability: (1)

Generation whY? /

by Australian Mutual Provident Society.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). University of Canberra 2007Description: HTML.Other title: AMP.NATSEM income and wealth report ; issue 17.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2007Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Has the risk of social exclusion for Australian children become more geographically concentrated? : patterns from 2001 to 2006. /

by McNamara, Justine | Daly, Anne | Harding, Ann | Tanton, Robert.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). University of Canberra 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.iariw.org/papers/2008/mcnamara.pdf' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:54:09 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early yearsSummary: This paper compares small area estimates of the risk of social exclusion for Australian children aged 0 15 based on data from the 2001 and 2006 Censuses of Population and Housing conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Patterns of change (both positive and negative) are analysed, and changes in the characteristics of the areas where children have remained at high risk of social exclusion are studied. The paper extends earlier work which focussed on 2001 data only. We find an overall tendency for child social exclusion risk to persist in small areas over time, although we also found some tentative support for a possible narrowing of the risk gap between the highest risk and lowest risk areas across the five year period. Children living outside the capital cities were at higher risk of social exclusion than those in capital cities across both periods, although most capital cities nevertheless contain areas of high risk in both 2001 and 2006.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Honey, I calculated the kids . . . it's

by Percival, Richard | Australian Mutual Provident Society | Payne, Alicia | Harding, Ann | Abello, Annie.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). University of Canberra 2007Description: PDF.Other title: AMP.NATSEM income and wealth report ; issue 18.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2007Availability: (1)

Household debt in Australia : walking the tightrope. /

by Harding, Ann | Kelly, Simon | Cassells, Rebecca.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). University of Canberra 2004Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.amp.com.au/group/3column/0,2449,CH10071%255FNI74140%255FSI3,00.html' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:23:43 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Household wealth by income quintile. /

by Kelly, Simon | Bill, Anthea.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra 2003Description: 7 p.Notes: Tables of data for the Brotherhood of St Laurence 11 February 2003 -- cover. Website : http://www.natsem.canberra.edu.au Originally catalogued Mar 2003Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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