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Dr Gerard Redmond

Adjunct Associate Professor
BSocSc Dublin, GradDipComp, MA Bath, PhD UNSW
Social Policy Research Centre

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+61 2 9385 7800
+61 2 9385 7838
Fields: Social Policy, Family and Household Studies, Welfare Economics
Tags: Government and Politics, Justice and the Law

Gerry Redmond has been at the Social Policy Research Centre since 1997. Before that he was a social policy researcher both in the UK Department of Social Security (now the Department of Work and Pensions) and at the Department of Applied Economics, the University of Cambridge. Between 2001 and 2006 he was at the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Florence, where he did research on children’s well-being in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Gerry’s academic background is in sociology and social policy. His research interests encompass both the conceptualisation and measurement of child poverty and well-being in Australia and in other countries, with a broad focus children’s material wellbeing, their health, their developmental outcomes, and their own perspectives on their well-being.

Publications

    Books

    • Burke S;Redmond G, 2002, Women`s Financial Independence: Australia in the 1980s and 1990s, 119, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney
    • Redmond G;Sutherland H;Wilson M, 1998, The arithmetic of tax and social security reform: a user`s guide to microsimulation methods and analysis, Original, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
    • Redmond G, 1998, Income, incentives and the growth of means testing in Hungary, Original, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney

    Book Chapters

    • Katz I;Redmond G, 2009, 'Family income as a protective factor for child outcomes', in Social Policy Review 21: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2009, pp. 167 - 196
    • Redmond G, 2006, 'Poverty reduction strategies and wellbeing in Albania and Former Yugoslavia', in Poverty and Social Deprivation in the Mediterranean Trends, Policies and Welfare Prospects in the New Millennium, edn. Original, Zed Books, London, pp. 166 - 187
    • Hutton S;Redmond G, 2000, 'Poverty in transition economies: an introduction to the issues', in Hutton S; Redmond G (ed.), Routledge Studies of Societies in Transition: Poverty in Transition Economies, edn. Original, Routledge Press, London, pp. 1 - 13
    • Redmond G, 1999, 'Income sharing and income distribution', in ABS (ed.), Australian Social Trends, edn. Original, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra, pp. 129 - 133

    Journal articles

    • Whiteford P;Redmond G;Adamson E, 2011, 'Middle Class Welfare in Australia: How has the Distribution of Cash Benefits changed since the 1980s?', Australian Journal of Labour Economics, vol. 14, pp. 81 - 102, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=556711210676386;res=IELBUS
    • Head B;Redmond G, 2011, 'Making Prevention Work in Human Services for Children and Youth', Drawing Board-An Australian Review of Public Affairs, vol. 10, pp. article 2, http://www.australianreview.net/
    • Redmond G, 2010, 'Children's agency and the welfare state: Policy priorities and contradictions in Australia and the UK', Childhood-A Global Journal of Child Research, vol. 17, pp. 470 - 484, http://chd.sagepub.com/content/17/4/470.full.pdf+html
    • Redmond G;Spooner C, 2009, 'Alcohol and other drug related deaths among young people in CIS countries: Proximal and distal causes and implications for policy', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 20, pp. 38 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2007.10.005
    • Katz I;Redmond G, 2009, 'Investment in early childhood in Australia: International comparisons and recent trends', Health Sociology Review, vol. 18, pp. 94 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.5172/hesr.18.1.94
    • Redmond G, 2009, 'What can data on educational outcomes reveal regarding Australian childrens right to develop to their fullest potential', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol. 20, pp. 35 - 58, http://www.orgmanagement.unsw.edu.au/nps/servlet/portalservice?GI_ID=System.LoggedOutInheritableArea&maxWnd=_ResearchCentre_EconomicLabourRelationsReview
    • Redmond G, 2009, 'Children as actors: how does the child perspectives literature treat agency in the context of poverty', Social Policy and Society, vol. 8, pp. 541 - 550, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S147474640999011X
    • Menchini L;Redmond G, 2009, 'Poverty and deprivation among children in Eastern Europe and Central Asia', International Journal of Social Welfare, vol. 18, pp. 225 - 236
    • Austen S;Redmond G, 2008, 'Women`s incomes', Australian Social Trends, pp. 153 - 157
    • Redmond G, 2008, 'Child poverty and child rights: edging towards a definition', Journal of children and poverty, vol. 14, pp. 63 - 82
    • Redmond G, 2007, 'Infant mortality in Armenia 1992-2003: a comment', Economics and Human Biology, vol. 5, pp. 350 - 354
    • Aleshina N;Redmond G, 2005, 'How high is infant mortality in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States?', Population Studies - a Journal of Demography, vol. 59, pp. 39 - 54
    • Redmond G;Kattuman P, 2001, 'Employment Polarisation and Inequality in the UK and Hungary', Cambridge Journal of Economics, pp. 467 - 480
    • Redmond G;Kattuman P, 2001, 'Income Inequality in Early Transition: The Case of Hungary 1987 - 1996', Journal of Comparative Economics, pp. 40 - 65
    • Redmond G, 2000, 'The Hand of History and the Equity-Legitimacy Nexus', Review of Income and Wealth, vol. 2, pp. 249 - 257
    • Redmond G, 1999, 'Income, incentives and the growth of means-testing in Hungary', Fiscal Studies, vol. 20, pp. 77 - 99

    Conference Papers

    • Redmond G;Wong ;Bradbury B;Katz I, 2014, 'Intergenerational mobility: new evidence from LSAY data', in 22nd National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference ‘No Frills’: refereed papers, NCVER, Mooloolaba, Queensland, pp. 68 - 75, presented at 22nd National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference ‘No Frills’, Mooloolaba, Queensland, 10 - 12 July 2014, http://www.voced.edu.au/content/ngv63419
    • Redmond G, 2007, 'Children¿s agency and the welfare state policy priorities and contradictions in Australia and the UK', in 6th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, 6th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, University of New South Wales, presented at 6th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, University of New South Wales, 10 - 11 December 2007
    • Redmond G, 2006, 'Child poverty and child rights: edging towards a definition', in 5th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, 5th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, University of New South Wales, presented at 5th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, University of New South Wales, 11 - 12 December 2006

    Reports

    • Skattebol ;Saunders PG;Redmond ;Bedford ;Cass, 2012, Making a difference: building on young people’s experiences of economic adversity (final report), 6/2012
    • Hamilton M;Redmond G, 2010, Conceptualisation of social and emotional wellbeing for children and young people, and policy implications, Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra, http://www.aracy.org.au/index.cfm?pageName=Social_and_emotional_wellbeing_indi
    • Redmond G;Zhu A, 2008, Maternity Leave and Child Outcomes, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
    • Fisher KR;Tudball J;Redmond G, 2008, Service Needs of Residents in Private Residential Services in Queensland Summary report, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, SPRC Report, 19/08, http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/Report19_08_Service_Needs_Private_Residents.pdf
    • Katz I;Redmond G, 2007, Wealth as a Protective Factor for Child Outcomes, Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Wealth as a Protective Factor for Child Outcomes, Final Report

    Conference Presentations

    • Katz I;Redmond G, 2008, 'Migrant Children in Australia', presented at ACWA conference, 18 August 2008
    • Katz I;Redmond G, 2007, 'Wealth as a protective factor for child outcomes', presented at Longitudinal Study of Australian Children conference, Melbourne, 03 - 04 December 2007
    • Katz I;Redmond G, 2007, 'Brain Malleability and public investment in the early years', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference 2007, UNSW, Sydney, 01 July 2007

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