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Community and ageing : maintaining quality of life in housing with care settings /

by Evans, Simon.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2009Description: vi, 162 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community and social indicators : how citizens can measure progress : an overview of social and community indicator projects in Australia and internationally. /

by Salvaris, Mark.

Publisher: Hawthorn, Vic. Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology 2000Description: 41 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2000 Includes bibliographical references (p. 26-27)Availability: (1)

Community health and wellness : a socioecological approach. /

by McMurray, Anne.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Mosby 1999Description: 408 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index Tertiary studentsSummary: Discusses contemporary issues such as developing a health focus for communities; community assessment; occupational health and safety issues; specific women's and men's health concerns and factors affecting rural and remote communities, migrant populations and indigenous populationsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Comparing inequality in the well-being of children in economically advanced countries : a methodology /

by Currie, Candace | UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre | Currie, Dorothy | Menchini, Leonardo.

Edition: Revised ed.Publisher: Florence, Italy UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre 2011Description: PDF. 53 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Revised Version December 2011 IWP-2010-19Summary: Socio-economic research on child well-being and the debate around child indicators has evolved quite rapidly in recent decades. An important contribution to this trend is represented by international comparative research based on multi-dimensional child well-being frameworks: most of this research is based on the comparison of average levels of well-being across countries. This paper tries to respond to the complex challenge of going beyond an approach based on averages and proposes a complementary approach to compare inequality in child well-being in economically advanced countries. In particular, it focuses on the disparities at the bottom-end of the child well-being distribution, by comparing the situation of the 'median' child and the situation of the children at the bottom of the well-being scale for nine indicators of material conditions, education and health.Availability: (1)

Concepts of the Self /

by Elliott, Anthony.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA Polity 2008Description: ix, 185 p. ; 22 cm.Notes: Includes index. Contents: The arts of self -- Concepts of the self -- The structure of the book -- 1. Self, society and everyday life -- Self, symbol and others: symbolic interactionism -- Presentations of self: Goffman -- Reflexivity and the self: Giddens -- 2. The repression of self -- Psychoanalysis and the self -- Culture and repression -- 3. Technologies of the self: Foucault -- Governmentality: new technologies, new selves -- 4. Self, sexuality and gender -- Feminism and psychoanalysis: two recent views -- The politics of gender performance: Butler -- Queer theory: contesting self, defying gender -- 5. The postmodern self -- All that is modern melts into postmodern? -- Strategies of the self: modern and postmodern -- Inner depth, or inside out -- Identity politics, or critique of self -- Afterword: globalization, postmodernization and new individualism.Summary: Concepts of the Self is a lively, lucid and compelling introduction to contemporary controversies over the self and self-identity in the social sciences. The book concentrates mainly on the work of social theorists and cultural analysts who have attempted to place the self in relation to psychological processes, social contexts, and historical perspectives. Mead, Freud, Goffman, Foucault, Chodorow, Kristeva and Baudrillard are among the figures covered. Elliott also connects debates about the self directly to identity politics, the sociology of personal relationships and intimacy, and the politics of sexuality.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Conceptualisation of social and emotional wellbeing for children and young people, and policy implications /

by Hamilton, Myra | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre | Redmond, Gerry.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This project arose out of concern among key child and youth wellbeing researchers, ARACY and the AIHW, about the paucity of nationally and internationally comparable data concerning social and emotional wellbeing ; of young Australians. Using funding provided in part to ARACY by the ; Fred P Archer Trust and to the AIHW by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, this project examines the conceptualisation of social and emotional wellbeing indicators for children and young people and the implications for policy and practice.Availability: (1)

Consumer capitalism : is this as good as it gets? /

by Hamilton, Clive.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Australia Institute 2004Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Contented workers in inferior jobs? : reassessing casual employment in Australia. /

by Watson, Ian.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Training. University of Sydney 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: [electronic resource]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Could a treaty make a practical difference in people s lives? : the question of health and well-being. /

by Brennan, Sean.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, University of New South Wales 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Creating capabilities : the human development approach /

by Nussbaum, Martha C.

Publisher: Cambridge, MA The Belknap Press 2011Description: xii, 237 p. ; 22 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This is a primer on the Capabilities Approach, Martha Nussbaum's innovative model for assessing human progress. She argues that much humanitarian policy today violates basic human values; instead, she offers a unique means of redirecting government and development policy toward helping each of us lead a full and creative life. ; Contents: A woman seeking justice -- The central capabilities -- A necessary counter-theory -- Fundamental entitlements -- Cultural diversity -- The nation and global justice -- Philosophical influences -- Capabilities and contemporary issues.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Day therapy centre census 2002 . /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/age/dtcc02/dtcc02.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:23:26 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Defining well-being for Indigenous children in care /

by McMahon, Anthony | Reck, Lucinda | Walker, Malcolm.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Dementia positive : a handbook based on lived experiences : for everyone wishing to improve the lives of those with dementia /

by Killick, John.

Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland Luath Press 2013Description: 142 p.Summary: This book is not about the past, which has gone. Or the future, which is uncertain. But it is for those who want to improve the lives of people with dementia and themselves in the Here and Now. The book is not written by an expert but by a man seeking to find new approaches concerning dementia who wishes to share his discoveries.Killick steers clear of any sort of medical terminology and instead nurtures the often neglected aspects of dementia, thereby reinforcing to the reader that these are of no lesser importance.In recognition that we are all in this together, Killick gives equal prominence to quotations from, and conversations with, people with dementia and their carers.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dementia reconsidered : the person comes first. /

by Kitwood, Tom.

Publisher: Buckingham, U.K. Open University Press 1997Description: viii, 160 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Determining priorities for research in ageing : a community survey. /

by Byles, Julie | Parkinson, Lynne | Nair, Balakrishnan (Kichu).

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Disability 2010-11 : comparing performance across Australia : report to the Council of Australian Governments /

by McClintock, Paul | COAG Reform Council.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. COAG Reform Council 2012Description: xviii, 64 p. : ill.Other title: National Disability Agreement 2010-11.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 30 April 2012 PDF and catalogue record are of full report only Chairman: Paul McClintock. Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This is the third COAG Reform Council report assessing progress under COAG's National Disability Agreement. The council found that people with disability still faced barriers to realising their potential to participate in employment or social activities. In the national labour force, for example, participation rates for people with disability remained significantly lower than for people without disability. ; Contents: V. 1. Report -- v. 2. Comparing performance across Australia : statistical supplement [National agreement performance information 2010-11 : National Disability Agreement / Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision] (December 2011).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Divorce and the wellbeing of older Australians /

by Gray, Matthew | Australian Institute of Family Studies | De Vaus, David | Qu, Lixia | Stanton, David.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Family Studies [AIFS]. Research paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010Summary: This paper shows that divorce has a long-lasting, negative impact on wellbeing and the effects appear to persist into later life for both men and women. However, the negative effects of divorce on wellbeing are largely confined to those who do not re-partner and remain single. An important difference between men and women is that for women who are divorced and single, negative effects of divorce are found for general health, vitality and mental health, while for men, there appear to be no effects of divorce on these health measures.Availability: (1)

Does how you measure income make a difference to measuring poverty? /

by Hansen, Kirstine | University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for ongitudinal Studies | Kneale, Dylan.

Publisher: London, U.K. University of London, Institute of Education, Centre for Longitudinal Studies 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2011 Working Paper 2011/1 CSL Cohort Studies Bibliography : p.19-22Summary: Income is regarded as one of the clearest indicators of socioeconomic status and wellbeing in the developed world and is highly correlated with a wide range of outcomes. Despite its importance, there remains an issue as to the best way to collect income as part of surveys. This paper examines differences in how income is collected in a nationally representative birth cohort, the Millennium Cohort Study, looking at variations by questions asked and by respondent characteristics before then examining the implications different methods of collecting and reporting income may have for measuring poverty. Results show that less than a third of respondents give consistent information on income between measurement tools. Using multiple questions is associated with a substantially lower response rate but this method generally results in a higher estimate of family income than using a single question. This is particularly true for certain groups of the population - those on means tested benefits, in selfemployment and in part-time. Not surprisingly then, in our analysis of poverty using a single question produces an inflated proportion of families who could be classified as living in poverty and is less associated with other measures of financial deprivation than the more conservative poverty measure based on multiple questions.Availability: (1)

Doing better for children / OECD

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2009Description: 191 p. (Online Resource).Online Access: Website Summary: "The well-being of children is high on the policy agenda across the OECD. But what is the actual state of child well-being today? How much are governments spending on children and are they spending it at the right times? What social and family policies have the most impact during children's earliest years? Is growing up in a single-parent household detrimental to children? Is inequality that persists across generations a threat to child well-being? Doing Better for Children addresses these questions and more."Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Down and out with Work Choices : the impact of Work Choices on the work and lives of women in low paid employment. /

by Baird, M | Cooper, R | Oliver, D.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Office 2007Description: PDF.Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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