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A cross-country study of the effect of parental resources and public policies on inequality in early child outcomes Archive

Funding Agency: Russell Sage Foundation
People Involved: Bruce Bradbury

The focus of this study is inequality in early child outcomes across four Anglo-American countries: the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. The project uses data on cohorts from each of the four countries to examine to what extent the differences in public policy across the four…

Aboriginal Self-identification Analysis Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Office of Communities - Aboriginal Affairs
People Involved: Ilan Katz, Melissa Wong

The Aboriginal self-identification project involved data quality analysis. It sought to understand why Aboriginal people identify as Aboriginal when using various government services. The project focused solely on voluntary self-identification when accessing services and comprises three phases: 1)…

An analysis of expenditure information in the HILDA Survey Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
People Involved: Bruce Bradbury

There is a large body of research that shows that family expenditure provides a more accurate guide to a family’s economic wellbeing than does current income. If individuals and families have access to (formal or informal) saving and credit facilities, they have the capacity to smooth…

An integrated framework for developing credible indicators of deprivation and other dimensions of inequality Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council
People Involved: Megan Bedford, Peter Saunders, Melissa Wong

The existing instruments for measuring poverty have become disconnected from the life events that cause poverty and the adverse outcomes associated with low income. A new approach is needed that is focused on how low-income, deprivation and joblessness produce unacceptable outcomes, particularly…

Analysis of Poverty in Australia (2003-04) Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Council of Social Service
People Involved: Bruce Bradbury, Peter Saunders, Trish Hill

This poverty research project produced estimates of income poverty for 2003-04 and other years in Australia, broken down by adults, children, family type, age of household head, labour force status, principal income source, and state/territory.

Analysis of Poverty in Australia (2009-10) Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Council of Social Service
People Involved: Bruce Bradbury, Trish Hill, Peter Saunders, Melissa Wong

This project is updating the poverty estimates provided to ACOSS in an earlier (2008) report for inclusion in the first report in a new series of 'Poverty and Inequality Reports' to be published by ACOSS. The methodology replicates that used in the earlier study but updates the estimatse using…

Analysis of Poverty in Australia (2011-12) Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Council of Social Service
People Involved: Peter Saunders

This is the third in a series of reports on poverty that SPRC has produced for a consortium of leading community sector organisations headed by ACOSS. This report provides new estimates of poverty using the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data for 2011-12 and examines how poverty has…

Australian Framework for Financial Wellbeing Current

Funding Agency: Financial Literacy Australia
People Involved: Myra Hamilton, Peter Saunders, Melissa Wong

Money matters. It can determine, how we live, how stressed we feel and what options are available to us, now and in the future. The ability to manage money and cope with unexpected financial shocks is important for individuals, households and the economy.

Around the world, programs are attempting…

Budget Standards: A new healthy living minimum income standard for low-paid and unemployed Australians Current

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Linkage Program
People Involved: Peter Saunders, Megan Bedford

This project builds on previous Australian and recent international research to develop a set of budget standards for low-paid and unemployed Australians and their families. The family types included are a single person (male and female), couples without children, couples with one and two children…

Building gender diversity in the Australian construction industry Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Linkage Program
People Involved: Louise Chappell

This research aims to investigate the effectiveness of policy solutions to support the attraction, retention and progression of women professionals throughout their careers in the engineering and construction industry. To achieve this, the research will: 1) compare the experiences of male and…