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Affluenza : when too much is never enough. /

by Hamilton, Clive | Denniss, Richard.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2005Description: ix, 224 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This book is a critique of the western world s addiction to over-consumption. The authors pose the question: if the economy is doing so, why are Australians not becoming happier? They argue that people focus too much on what they lack. Hamilton and Denniss explore the messages of consumerism and marketing, and the effects of debt, overwork, waste and over-spending. In the final section they propose a refreshing alternative political philosophy, based on a commitment to improving well-being rather than mere accumulation of wealth.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ageing across Europe /


Publisher: Cardiff WRVS (Wales) 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2012 Report prepared by DEMOS for WRVS Bibliography : p. 136-142Summary: Many European countries, including the UK, are now facing the dual challenge of responding to the demographic changes brought by population ageing, while also implementing tough austerity measures following the 2008 financial and economic crisis. With increasing pressure on public budgets, this is an important moment to consider what it is that makes a country a good place to grow old, and where possible to learn lessons from our European neighbours on the policies and services that are most effective in giving older people a good quality of life. This new evidence will contribute to a national debate in the UK about our aspirations for our older citizens and how we might best achieve them in an increasingly challenging fiscal environmentAvailability: (1)

Ageing and well-being in an international context /

by Clifton, Jonathan | Institute for Public Policy Research.

Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report opens up the policy debates surrounding population ageing beyond the traditional realm of healthcare and pensions. It explores how the well-being of older people can be incorporated into four other areas: relationships, work, learning and the built environment. These were all identified in the first phase of ippr?s Politics of Ageing project as important drivers of well-being. ; This paper provides examples of policies and programmes that have been successful in other countries. The aim is that these case studies will inspire new responses to ageing in the UK.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Aging : concepts and controversies /

by Moody, Harry R.

Edition: 6th ed.Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA Pine Forge Press, an imprint of SAGE Publications 2009Description: xxxi, 503 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-484) and index. Contents: Basic Concepts I. A Life Course Perspective on Aging -- Controversy 1. Does Old Age Have Meaning? -- Controversy 2. Why Do Our Bodies Grow Old? -- Controversy 3. Does Intellectual Functioning Decline With Age? -- Basic Concepts II. Aging, Health Care, and Society -- Controversy 4. Should We Ration Health Care for Older People? -- Controversy 5. Should Families Provide for Their Own? -- Controversy 6. Should Older People Be Protected From Bad Choices? -- Controversy 7. Should People Have the Choice to End Their Lives? -- Basic Concepts III. Social and Economic Outlook for an Aging Society -- Controversy 8. Should Age or Need Be the Basis for Entitlement? -- Controversy 9. What Is the Future for Social Security? -- Controversy 10. Is Retirement Obsolete? -- Controversy 11. Aging Boomers: Boom or Bust? -- App. A. How to Research a Term Paper in Gerontology -- App. B. Internet Resources on Aging.Summary: The sixth edition of this student friendly textbook provides both a thorough explanation of the issues, as well as current research and controversies, exploring health care, socioeconomic trends, and the life course.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Alternative measures of well-being . /

by Boarini, Romina | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Johansson, sa | Mira D Ercole, Marco.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006Description: PDF.Other title: OECD Economics Department. Working paper no. 476.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This paper assesses if GDP per capita is an adequate proxy as a measure of wellbeing or whether other indicators are more suitable for this purpose. Within the national accounts framework, other better measures of economic resources exist, but they are closely correlated with GDP per capita and are not as readily available. Illustrative calculations to ?extend? measures of economic resources to include leisure time, the sharing of income within households and distributional concerns suggest that cross-country ranking of based on these indicators and GDP per capita are generally similar, although they have evolved differently over time. Across OECD countries, levels of most measures of specific social conditions are significantly related to GDP per capita while changes over time are not. However, survey based data on happiness and life-satisfaction across OECD countries are only weakly related to levels of GDP per capita. Overall, measures of GDP per capita and economic growth remain critical for any assessment of wellbeing but they need to be complemented with measures of other dimensions of well-being to get a comprehensive picture of well-being.Availability: (1)

An age perspective on economic well-being and social protection in nine OECD countries . /

by Dang, Thai-Thanh | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Immervoll, Herwig | Mantovani, Daniela.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:27:18 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An integrated approach to early childhood development /

by Moore, Tim | Benevolent Society | Skinner, Alexandra.

Publisher: Paddington, N.S.W. Benevolent Society 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 Bibliography : p. 36-43Summary: This paper was prepared by the Centre for Community Child Health, and commissioned by The Benevolent Society (TBS) to provide advice on how to move towards greater integration of the various elements of support and / or services needed by children and their families.Availability: (1)

An outline of National Standards for Out-of-Home Care : a priority project under the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children : 2009-2020 /

by Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community services and Indigenous Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010Summary: The National Standards for Out-of-Home Care have been designed to deliver consistency and drive improvements in the quality of care provided to children and young people. The 13 National Standards focus on the key factors that directly influence better outcomes for those living in out-of-home care. The measurement of and reporting on, outcomes is a major feature of the refining and improving of the National Standards over the long term. Evidence shows that the experiences and quality of care received in out-of-home care can be critical to determining whether a child or young person can recover from the effects of trauma and more able to access opportunities in life.Availability: (1)

Apartments for life in Australia lessons for Australia from humanitas in the Netherlands /

by Benevolent Society.

Publisher: Paddington, N.S.W. Benevolent Society 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2009Summary: This report describes the Humanitas philosophy, experience and achievements with Apartments for Life. Following an extensive review of trends in aged care and housing and consultation with experts, The Benevolent Society decided that the Apartments for Life model could provide a major new option in the housing, support and care of older people in Australia.Availability: (1)

Arabic communities and well-being : supports and barriers to social connectedness. (A reserach monograph funded by a grant from Vic Health). /

by Kenny, Sue | Mansouri, Fethi | Smiley, Dalal.

Publisher: Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights. Deakin University 2005Description: 125 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Are youths on income support less happy ? : evidence from Australia. /

by Lee, Wang-Sheng | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Oguzoglu, Umut.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ask the children : overview of children's understandings of well-being. /

by Fattore, Toby | Mason, Jan | Watson, Liz.

Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. Commission for Children & Young People 2007Description: PDF.Summary: This study explores the views of 126 children and young people, and reveals some surprising facts about what makes up and affects kids sense of well-being.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Assessing Poverty and Well-being in Australia : Potential of the Capability Paradigm /

by Jetti, Archana Preeti | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) Bibliography p. 9-11Summary: Poverty and human well-being studies in Australia have been led by socioeconomic statistics which are limited in their description of the problem. There is a growing call for alternate ways, to conceptualise and evaluate poverty and well-being, which assist the government to develop broader and more inclusive poverty alleviation policies that can target more than what these statistics are able to capture. This paper argues for a broader informational space which is not dominant in Australian approaches to conceptualise, measure and evaluate poverty and well-being. The Capability Approach brings capabilities and functionings into the informational space, highlighting issues of equality as well as diversity, making it useful for normative evaluations of poverty and well-being especially in an affluent country like Australia.Availability: (1)

Assessing the impact of 'WorkChoices' one year on : report to Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development, Victoria. /

by Peetz, D.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria. Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:50:48 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Asylum seeker health and wellbeing : scoping study /

by Hadgkiss, Emily | St Vincent's Health Australia | Lethborg, Carolyn | Al-Mousa, Ahmad | Marck, Claudia.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. St Vincent's Health Australia 2012Description: 162 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Commissioned by St Vincent's Health Australia September 2012Summary: Australia is one of many countries that receive asylum seekers, fleeing their home country seeking refuge somewhere free from conflict. Only those who are fleeing from persecution for one of five defined reasons will meet the definition of a refugee and have the right to enter (with or without authorisation) and stay in Australia under the United Nations Refugee Convention. According to data from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, after an extensive determination process, many asylum seekers arriving by plane, and almost all of those arriving by boat, are found to be genuine refugees. They receive permanent protection visas and become part of the society with the same rights and responsibilities other Australians have. However, this determination process often takes up a considerable period of time, sometimes years, during which asylum seekers are awaiting a decision, either in immigration detention or in the community. Asylum seekers already have a higher risk of experiencing a range of illnesses and a more urgent need for health care compared to the rest of the Australian population due to a history of inadequate nutrition, health care and social security supports in the country they fled, chronic stress and/or factors surrounding their journey to Australia.Availability: (1)

Australian Centre on Quality of Life : proceedings of the 7th Australian conference on quality of life . /

by Australian Centre on Quality of Life.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Deakin University 2006Description: HTML.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:34:28 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Centre on Quality of Life /

by Deakin University.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Deakin University Notes: Survey Reports: 1 ; 2 ; 3 ; 4 ; 5 ; 6 ; 7 ; 8 ; 9 ; 10 ; 11 ; 12 ; 13 ; 14 ; 15 ; 16 ; 17 ; 18 ; 19 ; 20 ; 21 ; 22 ; 23 ; 24 ; 25 ; 26 ; 27 ; 28 ; 29 ; 30Summary: Quality of life is emerging as a central construct within many disciplines, such as those comprising the social sciences, economics, and medicine. Its attraction, in part, is that it offers an alternative to some traditional disciplinary views about how to measure success. First, it directs attention onto the positive aspects of people's lives, thus running counter to the deficit orientation of these disciplines. Second, it extends the traditional objective measures of health, wealth, and social functioning to include subjective perceptions of wellbeing.Availability: No items available

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. /

by HealthInfoNet.

Publisher: 06/24/2003 14:11:16 06/24/2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 06/24/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Our mission is to contribute to improving the health of Australia's Indigenous people by making relevant, high quality information easily accessibleAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Temperament Project. /

by Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian Temperament Project.

Publisher: Melbourne Australian Institute of Family Studies 2006Online Access: website Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 23 May 2006 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The Australian Temperament Project (ATP) is a longitudinal study of the psychosocial development of a large and representative sample of Australian children born in the state of Victoria, Australia between September 1982 and January 1983. The study aims to trace the pathways to psychosocial adjustment and maladjustment across the lifespan, and to investigate the contribution of personal, family and environmental factors to development and wellbeing. A major theme throughout has been the influence of an individual's temperament on his/her emotional and behavioural adjustment. The broad issues addressed include: > >the contribution of temperament to a child's emotional, behavioural and school adjustment; > >the impact of family and environmental factors, together with child characteristics, on emotional and behavioural adjustment; > >the factors and processes involved in the progression of childhood behaviour problems (e.g. aggression, hyperactivity, anxiety) to adolescent and adult adjustment difficulties (e.g. antisocial behaviour, substance use, depression); > >genetic influences on temperament and behaviour; > >the development of healthy, socially competent functioning; > >the development of civic mindedness and social responsibility; > >the transition to young adulthood: pathways to occupational and educational participation, the development of interpersonal relationships, and family formation.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Unity wellbeing index : report 12.1. /

by Cummins, Robert A | Davern, Melanie | Okerstrom, Erik.

Publisher: Geelong, Vic. Deakin University. Australian Centre on Quality of Life 2005Description: PDF.Availability: No items available

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