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Dr Yuvisthi Naidoo

Research Associate
Social Policy Research Centre

Contact

Room 252, Goodsell Building
Kensington Campus
Fields: Social Policy, Family and Household Studies, Public Economics- Publically Provided Goods
Tags: Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being), Ageing and Older People, Social Class and Inequalities

Research

Yuvisthi Naidoo is an early career researcher who has recently completed her PhD. Her thesis involved developing a set of metrics to measure the standard of living and well-being of individuals and applying the methodological framework to analysis of older Australians. She has experience working on Australian Research Council funded projects on poverty, deprivation and social exclusion in Australia, with the most research project involving cross-national comparison of deprivation amongst European countries. Before joining the SPRC, Yuvisthi worked for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute on sustainable housing and support options for older homeless people and in research and marketing for the consumer goods conglomerate Unilever. Her broad research interest is Australian and comparative social disadvantage analysis including the concept and measurement of poverty, deprivation, living standards and wellbeing. 

Publications

    Book Chapters

    • Saunders PG;Naidoo YS, 2018, 'Poverty as Relative Deprivation: Application, Analysis and Implications for Social Security', in Social Security Reform: Revisiting Henderson, Poverty and Basic Income, University of Melbourne, Melbourne

    Journal articles

    • Saunders PG;Naidoo YS, 2018, 'Mapping the Australian Poverty Profile: A Multidimensional Deprivation Approach', The Australian Economic Review
    • Saunders P;Naidoo Y, 2009, 'Poverty, deprivation and consistent poverty', Economic Record, vol. 85, pp. 417 - 432, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4932.2009.00565.x
    • Saunders P;Naidoo Y;Griffiths M, 2008, 'Towards new indicators of disadvantage: Deprivation and social exclusion in Australia', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 43, pp. 175 - 194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1839-4655.2008.tb00097.x
    • Saunders PG;Naidoo YS, 2007, 'The deprivation approach and the attainment of human rights, evidence for Australia', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 13, pp. 137 - 155
    • Morris A;Judd BH;Kavanagh K;Naidoo Y, 2005, 'Older marginalised people: pathways into and out of a marginal housing situation', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 11, pp. 119 - 137
    • Judd BH;Kavanagh D;Morris A;Naidoo YS, 2005, 'Housing and Support Options for Older People Who are Homeless', Research and Policy Bulletin, pp. 1 - 4, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/research-and-policy-bulletins/61

    Conference Proceedings (Editor of)

    • Saunders PG;Naidoo YS, 2007, 'Poverty, deprivation and human rights', 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

    Reports

    • Saunders PG;Naidoo YS;Griffiths M, 2007, Towards new indicators of disadvantage: deprivation and social exclusion in Australia, 12/2007
    • Judd B;Morris A;Kavanagh K;Naidoo YS, 2004, Housing Options and Independent Living: Sustainable Outcomes for Older People Who are Homeless, Final Report, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne
    • Judd B;Morris AM;Naidoo YS;Kavanagh K, 2003, Housing Options and Independent Living: Sustainable Outcomes for Older People Who are Homeless, Positioning Paper, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

    Theses / Dissertations

    • Naidoo YS, 2017, The Standard of Living and Well-being of Individuals, UNSW, UNSW

    Conference Presentations

    • Saunders PG;Naidoo YS, 2018, 'Poverty as relative deprivation: application, analysis and implications for social security', presented at Social Security Reform: Revisiting Henderson and Basic Income, Melbourne, 15 - 16 February 2018
    • Naidoo YS;Saunders PG;Bedford M, 2017, 'A child-centred approach to measuring child poverty: initial findings of a NSW Study', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 25 - 27 September 2017
    • Naidoo YS, 2017, 'What matters to older people? The role of economics to older people’s well-being', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 25 September - 28 February 2017
    • Saunders PG;Naidoo YS, 2017, 'Poverty and deprivation in Australia: towards better measures and improved understanding', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney, 25 - 27 September 2017
    • Naidoo YS, 2015, 'Multi-dimensional well-being of older people – A case study of older Australians', presented at Foundation for International Studies on Social Security, Sigtuna, 08 - 10 June 2015
    • Naidoo YS, 2015, 'Incorporating the ‘economic’ and ‘non-economic’ to understand the standard of living and well-being of older people – A case study of older Australians', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney, 27 - 29 September 2015
    • Saunders PG;Naidoo YS, 2014, 'Examining the Impact of In-Kind Housing and Health Benefits on Poverty among Older Australians', presented at XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology on Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokohama, 13 - 18 July 2014
    • Naidoo YS;Morris AM, 2014, 'The centrality of housing tenure: Further perspectives on the lives of older public and private renters in Australia', presented at XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology on Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokoham, 13 - 18 July 2014
    • Naidoo YS, 2014, 'Integrating Income and Wealth into a Consumption Model for Older Australians', presented at U21 Graduate Research Conference, University of Auckland, Auckland, 01 - 04 July 2014
    • Naidoo YS, 2012, 'Moving beyond income in measuring economic living standards – A case study of Older Australians', presented at Foundation for International Studies on Social Security, Sitguna, 18 - 20 June 2012
    • Naidoo YS;Saunders PG;Zhu A, 2008, 'Social Exclusion, Deprivation and the Well-being on Australian Families', presented at Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne, 09 - 11 July 2008
    • Saunders PG;Naidoo YS;Bedford M, 2007, 'Left Out and Missing Out – Deprivation and Social Exclusion in Australia', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 11 - 13 July 2007
    • Saunders PG;Naidoo YS, 2007, 'The Impact of Unemployment on Well-Being and Happiness in Australia', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 11 - 13 July 2007
    • Judd B;Naidoo YS;Kavanagh K;Morris A, 2003, 'In Search of a Home: Investigating the Housing and Support Needs of Older Homeless People', presented at Housing Futures in an Ageing Australia Conference, Melbourne, 03 - 04 November 2003

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