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"Making the system work in practice: a critical assessment" /

by Livingstone, Charles.

Publisher: Leo Cussen Institute 1986Description: 11p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"Welfare rights: whats happening?" /

by Livingstone, Charles.

Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (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).

An international comparison of approaches to assisting partnered women into work /

by Ingold, Jo | Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions.

Publisher: Sheffield, U.K. Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Great Britain. Department of Work and Pensions working paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography : p. 38-40 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This working paper presents findings from research commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and funded by an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) CASE PhD studentship in collaboration with DWP. The study had two main aims: first, to examine the benefit and activation policies in other Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries which are most effective in assisting partnered women into work; and secondly, to assess the transferability of these policies to the British context. The research examined reforms in Australia and Denmark and concentrated on policies and programmes focusing on lone and partnered parents (Australia) and married couples (Denmark). The paper considers the key policy components from the two case study countries and offers a number of possibilities for policy transfer and translation.Availability: (1)

Assessing the impact of a wage subsidy for single parents on social assistance in Canada /

by Lacroix, Guy | Institute for the Study of Labor.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Sudy of Labor 2009Description: PDF 30 p.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Notes: URL: 'http://ftp.iza.org/dp4134.pdf' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:34:30 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).

Asylum seekers on Bridging Visa E /

by Millbank, Adrienne | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2007Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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).

Catholic Social Services. /

by Catholic Social Services.

Publisher: 09/20/2004 15:49:18http://www.css.org.au/ 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 09/20/2004 15:49:18 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCEAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion. /

by Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion.

Publisher: 03/17/04 11:35:50http://www.cesi.org.uk/ 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed 03/17/04 ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: Inclusion is a not-for-profit organisation working to reduce social disadvantage, promoting social justice and social inclusion. Research is performed in welfare, workforce development, drug rehabilitation, and other areas affecting social networks in the UK.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Cheating welfare : public assistance and the criminalization of poverty /

by Gustafson, Kaaryn S.

Publisher: New York, NY New York University Press 2011Description: xi, 227 p.Notes: Contents: 1 Introduction -- 2 Reconstructing Social Ills: From the Perils of Poverty to Welfare Dependency 3 The Criminalization of Poverty 4 A Glimpse at the Interviewees 5 Living within and without the Rules 6 Engaging with Rules and Negotiating Compliance 7 Contextualizing Criminality, Noncompliance, and Resistance 8 Cheating Ourselves Includes bibliography pp.209-220 and indexSummary: Over the last three decades, welfare policies have been informed by popular beliefs that welfare fraud is rampant. As a result, welfare policies have become more punitive and the boundaries between the welfare system and the criminal justice system have blurred so much so that in some locales prosecution caseloads for welfare fraud exceed welfare caseloads. In reality, some recipients manipulate the welfare system for their own ends, others are gravely hurt by punitive policies, and still others fall somewhere in between. In Cheating Welfare, Kaaryn S. Gustafson endeavors to clear up these gray areas by providing insights into the history, social construction, and lived experience of welfare. She shows why cheating is all but inevitable not because poor people are immoral, but because ordinary individuals navigating complex systems of rules are likely to become entangled despite their best efforts. Through an examination of the construction of the crime we know as welfare fraud, which she bases on in-depth interviews with welfare recipients in Northern California, Gustafson challenges readers to question their assumptions about welfare policies, welfare recipients, and crime control in the United States. (Publisher abstract)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Citizenship and social class /

by Marshall, Trevor | Bottomore, Tom.

Publisher: London, U.K. Pluto Press 1992Description: vii, 101 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Table of Contents: Foreword by Robert Moore Preface by Tom Bottomore PART 1: Citizenship and Social Class Marshall 1. The Problem Stated, with the Assistance of Alfred Marshall 2. The Development of Citizenship to the End of the 19th Century 3. The Early Impact of Citizenship on Social Class 4. Social Rights in the 20th Century 5. Conclusions Notes PART 2: Citizenship and Social Class, Forty Years On Tom Bottomore 1. Citizens, Classes and Equality 2. Capitalism, Socialism and Citizenship 3. New Questions about Citizenship 4. Changing Classes, Changing Doctrines 5. A Kind of Conclusion Notes Bibliography IndexSummary: Over forty years after it first appeared, T.H. Marshall's seminal essay on citizenship and social class in postwar Britain has acquired the status of a classic. His lucid analysis of the principal elements of citizenship--namely the possession of civil, political, and social rights--is as relevant today as it was when it first appeared. This edition includes complementary material from Tom Bottomore that brings the work into a more contemporary context.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Claimants or clients? : welfare recipients' perception of the service delivery from the Australian Department of Social Security and the Commonwealth Employment Service /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1975Description: 110 p.Other title: Claimants or clients : submission to the Royal Commission on.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: July 1975. Family Centre Project Research Submission.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Dynamic properties of income support receipt in Australia . /

by Tseng, Yi-Ping | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Vu, Ha | Wilkins, Roger.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Eliciting Individual Preferences for Pension Reform /

by Fourati, Yosr Abid | Institute for the Study of Labor | O'Donoghue, Cathal.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: A 33-page discussion paper using data from a choice experiment to investigate individual preferences for an alternative state pension scheme based around preferences for cost, poverty, retirement age and pension parametersAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

From the workhouse to welfare : what Beatrice Webb's 1929 minority report can teach us today. /

by Wallis, Ed (ed.).

Publisher: Fabian Society 2009Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

How effective are unemployment benefit sanctions? : looking beyond unemployment exit /

by Arni, Patrick et al | Institute for the Study of Labor.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: IZA DP No. 4509 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This paper provides a comprehensive evaluation of benefit sanctions, i.e. temporary reductions in unemployment benefits as punishment for noncompliance with eligibility requirements. In addition to the effects on unemployment durations, we evaluate the effects on post-unemployment employment stability, on exits from the labor market and on earnings. In our analysis we use a rich set of Swiss register data which allow us to distinguish between ex ante effects, the effects of warnings and the effects of enforcement of benefit sanctions. Adopting a multivariate mixed proportional hazard approach to address selectivity, we find that both warnings and enforcement increase the job finding rate and the exit rate out of the labor force. Warnings do not affect subsequent employment stability but do reduce post-unemployment earnings. Actual benefit reductions lower the quality of post-unemployment jobs both in terms of job duration as well as in terms of earnings. The net effect of a ! benefit sanction on post-unemployment income is negative. Over a period of two years after leaving unemployment workers who got a benefit sanction imposed face a net income loss equivalent to 30 days of full pay due to the ex post effect. In addition to that, stricter monitoring may reduce net earnings by up to 4 days of pay for every unemployed worker due to the ex ante effect.Availability: (1)

Increasing the Legal Retirement Age : The Impact on Wages, Worker Flows and Firm Performance /

by Martins, Pedro S | Institute for the Study of Labor | Novo, lvaro A | Portugal, Pedro.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Many pay-as-you-go pension systems have increased or plan to increase their legal retirement age (LRA) to address the financial consequences of ageing. Although the success of these policies is ultimately determined at the labour market, little is known about the effects of higher LRAs at the firm level. Here, we identify this effect by considering a legislative reform introduced in Portugal in 1994: women's LRA was gradually increased from 62 to 65 years while men's LRA stayed unchanged at 65. Using detailed matched employer-employee panel data and difference-in-differences matching methods, we analyse the effects of the reform in terms of a number of worker- and firm-level outcomes. After providing evidence of compliance with the law, we find that the wages and hours worked of older women (those required to work longer) were virtually unchanged. However, firms employing older female workers significantly reduced their hirings, especially of younger female workers. Those fi! rms also lowered their output although not their output per worker.Availability: (1)

Indigenous housing indicators 2007-2008 /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2009Description: PDF.Summary: In 2007-08, there were over 36,000 dwellings specifically targeted to providing housing assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - an increase of almost 1,000 dwellings since 2005-06. A further 58,000 Indigenous households were receiving assistance through mainstream housing programs in the same period. Indigenous housing indicators 2007-08 provides current national data across all housing assistance programs on a range of key Indigenous housing indicators including connection to services, dwelling condition, overcrowding, affordability of housing, rents collected and charged, and recurrent and capital expenditure on Indigenous housing.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Inside the welfare lobby : a history of the Australian Council of Social Service : the role of interest groups in Australian social policy. /

by Mendes, Philip.

Publisher: Brighton, U.K. Sussex Academic Press 2006Description: vi, 145 p.Online Access: ACOSS : 50yrs : BSL talk by Phillip Mendes See also Notes: Mentions the Brotherhood of St Laurence : p. 48, 87, 90Summary: The Australian welfare lobby group the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has played a central role in the welfare politics debate as the foremost defender of the Australian welfare state. ACOSS is widely recognized as one of the most important lobby groups in Australia, and enjoys regular access to the media and key policy makers in government and the bureaucracy. Inside the Welfare Lobby examines ACOSS through relevant case studies and source material to draw attention to: -- the role that interest groups play in the formation of government policy agendas -- the lobbying strategies used by welfare advocacy groups to influence welfare state outcomes -- the relationship between the welfare sector and other key lobby groups and political parties -- the impact of key contemporary influences such as neo-liberalism and economic globalization which have arguably transformed the political context within which welfare advocacy groups operate.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Managing resources in later life : older people s experience of change and continuity. /

by Katherine Hill, Liz Sutton and Lynne Cox.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/managing-resources-later-life' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:31:15 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Retirement & ageingSummary: "This report explores the changing lives of older people and shows how resources are used to manage change and maintain stability. An ageing population continues to be of policy concern, in relation to meeting the needs of older people now, and for future welfare provision. This research explores how older people plan, use and value the different resources available to them. Resources are broadly defined, to explore the relative value of different structural, social and individual resources and how they interlink. This holistic overview highlights the complexity of older people s lives, the variety of resources that people draw on to help manage change and the work involved in maintaining continuity and preventing change. In-depth interviews with people (aged 65 84 at the first interview) were conducted two years apart to explore their changing needs and resources as they move through later life." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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