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'Surviving, not living' : disadvantage in Melbourne /

by Cameron, Sheila | Melbourne Catholic Social Services | Duncan, Bruce.

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. : Catholic Social Services 2001Description: [48 p.] PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: A report by Catholic Social Services Victoria - Cover. August 2001 open access 10/07/2019Summary: This 2001 study by Drs Sheila Cameron and Bruce Duncan, ‘Surviving, not living’: disadvantage in Melbourne, offers a glimpse into the world of 40 men and women struggling against severe economic and social disadvantage. The overall statistics about such people are already available, but Catholic Social Services here seeks to understand more keenly what it is like for these people.Availability: (1)

A casestudy of the `Workfare' welfare reforms in Wisconsin since 1986. /

by Hardy, Peter.

Publisher: unpub. 2001Description: 15 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: This was undertaken as part of fourth year (Honours) in Sociology at LaTrobe University, Bundoora. Includes bibliographical references (p. 13-15)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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A funding settlement that works for people, not services /

by Stone, Emma | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Wood, Claudia.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2010 Bibliography : p. 9-10Summary: This paper was written by Emma Stone and Claudia Wood, in advance of the Comprehensive Spending Review in October 2010 and the coalition Government's new vision for social care, expected in early November. This paper examines the fact that we are at a critical point in the history of social care reform. A process spanning four separate administrations and all three major political parties may conclude in 2011 with the agreement of a new settlement for social care funding. Poses the question: will the proposed funding settlement and statute be aligned with each other, and, critically, with a vision for social care that is designed around people's lives, rather than around services?Availability: (1)

A league table of child poverty in rich nations /

by UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.

Publisher: Florence, Italy UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre 2000Description: 28 p.Other title: UNICEF Innocenti Report Card ; no. 1.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report on child poverty in the world's wealthiest nations concludes that one in six of the rich world's children is poor - a total of 47 million. This report provides the most comprehensive estimates so far of child poverty across the member countries of the OECD. Despite a doubling and redoubling of national incomes in most OECD nations since 1950, a significant percentage of their children are still living in families so materially poor that normal health and growth are at risk. A far larger proportion remain in relative poverty. Their physical needs may be catered for, but they are painfully excluded from the activities and advantages that are considered normal by their peers. The report reveals a wide range of child poverty rates in countries at broadly similar levels of economic development - from under 3 per cent in Sweden to a high of over 22 per cent in the USA. By comparing data from different countries, the new research asks what can be learned about the causes of child poverty and examines the policies that have contributed to the success of lower rates in some countries. In particular, it seeks to explain the situation by exploring the impact on poverty rates of lone parenthood, unemployment, low wages and levels of social expenditures. The Report Card calls for a new commitment to ending child poverty in the world's richest nations.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A new vision for adult social care : scoping service users' views. /

by Hudson, Bob | Dearey, Melissa | Glendinning, Caroline.

Publisher: York, U.K. Social Policy Research Unit, University of York 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:35 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A safety net that allows sole parent families to build fulfilling lives. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2000Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A background submission to the Reference Group on Welfare Reform. January 2000 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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ACOSS checklist for fair welfare reform : opportunities for all - support for people in need. /

by Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: 2000Availability: No items available

Activating states : transforming the delivery of 'welfare to work' services in Australia, the UK and the Netherlands. /

by Lewis, Jenny | Considine, Mark | O?Sullivan, Siobhan.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The frontline delivery of welfare-to-work services for the unemployed has changed significantly over the past ten years in response to structural and ideological pressures. Using benchmark data collected ten years ago, the Activating States project aims to analyse whether and how the activation of welfare clients has changed these services. This analysis will provide a means to assess the components of the new target and market-driven systems in Australia, the UK and the Netherlands and to compare different tools for managing both clients and frontline staff.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Activation in integrated services : bridging social and employment services in European countries /

by Minas,Renate | Institute for Futures Studies.

Publisher: Stockholm, Sweden Institute for Futures Studies 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: A 25-page Swedish working paper studying how new integrated services designed to promote the transition from welfare to work have affected government structures, e.g. shifts of responsibility upwards or downwards for both groups, and how encompassing these new services are both with respect to target group and involved actorsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

All people : rights, responsibilities and reforms. /

by Toohey, Brian.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australia Council of Social Service 1997Description: 9 leaves.Notes: Congress held on 6-7 November 1997 Rec. no. for conference: B9526 indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An end to poverty? : a historical debate. /

by Jones, Gareth Stedman.

Publisher: London, U.K. Profile Books 2004Description: ix, 278 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Are lone mothers responsive to policy changes? : evidence from a workfare reform in a generous welfare state /

by Mogstad, Magne | Institute for the Study of Labor | Pronzato, Chiara.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2009Summary: There is a heated debate in many European countries about a move towards a welfare system that increases the incentives for lone mothers to move off welfare and into work. We analyze the consequences of a major Norwegian workfare reform of the generous welfare system for lone mothers. Our difference-in-differences estimates show that the policy changes were successful in improving labor market attachment and increasing disposable income of new lone mothers. By contrast, the reform led to a substantial decrease in disposable income and a significant increase in poverty among persistent lone mothers, because a sizeable group was unable to offset the loss of out-of-work welfare benefits with gains in earnings. This suggests that the desired effects of the workfare reform were associated with the side-effects of income loss and increased poverty among a substantial number of lone mothers with insurmountable employment barriers. This finding stands in stark contrast to evidence f! rom similar policychanges in Canada, the UK, and the US, and underscores that policymakers from other developed countries should be cautious when drawing lessons from the successful welfare reforms implemented in Anglo-Saxon countries.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Assisting the most disadvantaged job seekers. /

by Perkins, Daniel | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W. 2004Description: p. 371-383.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 14-16) Paper published in : A future that works : economics, employment and the environment proceedings of the 6th Path to Full Employment Conference and 11th National Conference on Unemployment, 8-10 December 2004, the University of Newcastle, Australia / edited by Ellen Carlson, Centre of Full Employment and Equity, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, N.S.W.Summary: ABSTRACT The increasing interest in active welfare policies internationally combined with a growing recognition that many jobseekers are not being well served by conventional welfare to work models based on rapid labour market attachment and minimum cost interventions, is resulting in an increasing focus on programs that address personal barriers to employment, as well as providing vocational assistance. This paper examines the literature regarding disadvantaged job seekers and barriers to employment in areas such as poor health and physical disability, mental health, domestic violence, substance abuse and lack of social support. It then looks at the policy context and program approaches in Australia, the United States and the European Union. Common elements of good practice are highlighted and implications for PSP in Australia are identified.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Australia's welfare habit and how to kick it. /

by Saunders, Peter.

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. Duffy & Snellgrove ; The Centre for Independent Studies 2004Description: ix, 258 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2004 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: (1)

Brotherhood of St Laurence : working for an Australia free of poverty /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: DVD. Ratio: 16.9; 5 minutes.Other title: Working for an Australia free of poverty.Notes: November 2008Summary: In this film Pat, Jeffrey, Kenneth, Kate, Warren, Michael, Jack and Monica talk about their life experiences and involvement with the Brotherhood.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Campaigning for the poor : CPAG and the politics of welfare. /

by McCarthy, Michael.

Publisher: London, U.K. Dover N.H. : Croom Helm 1986Description: 375 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 368-372) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Choice and voice in welfare reform /

by Lam, May | Ingeus Centre for Policy Reform.

Publisher: London, U.K. Igneus Centre for Policy Reform June 2008Description: 58 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: As the UK Government seeks to outsource welfare-to-work service provision more comprehensively, it faces some serious challenges in engaging and supporting a diverse range of long-term benefits claimants. In this context, there is a powerful case to be made for introducing more user choice and voice in welfare-to-work services: to improve service design, performance measurement and contractor accountability. ; (from Executive summary)Availability: (1)

Community assets first : the implications of the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach for the coalition agenda /

by Cox, Ed (ed.) | Institute for Public Policy Research | Cooper, Niall | Viitanen, Jenni | Brill, Lucy.

Publisher: Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011Summary: This report introduces a new way of looking at things -- the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach (SLA) -- and uses it to bring together perspectives on a range of issues around poverty in the UK. ; SLA develops the view that people living in poverty are rational agents with assets to draw upon. As a result, the question about poverty moves from 'what do people in poverty lack?' to something more akin to 'what is preventing people from using what they have to get ahead?' ; A key aspect of SLA is the recognition that people's livelihoods are affected by decisions made within structures across the full spectrum, from the individual, household and community levels up to local, national and even international policy levels. So this report aims to make a valuable contribution to the policy debate on the issues it addresses, and to encourage new ways of thinking about poverty more broadly. There are also recommendations throughout the report that could usefully spur a range of individuals and organisations, at all levels, into action.Availability: (1)

Competing visions : National Social Policy Conference 2001, 4-6 July 2001, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. /

by University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2001Description: HTML.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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