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The new social productivity: research paper Archive

Funding Agency: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA)
People Involved: Bettina Cass, Trish Hill

An essay using Census of Population and Housing 2006, commissioned and funded by the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in collaboration with the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The politics of services subcontracting to NGOs in China Current

Funding Agency: ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council)
People Involved: Xiaoyuan Shang, Karen Fisher

The project will investigate how, why and with what consequences, the Chinese government formally procures welfare services from NGOs. The 2012 Ministry of Civil Affairs’ amendment to the restrictive regulatory framework made it easier for NGOs to register, and the government sought to…

The provision of Commonwealth rent assistance to residents of non-standard forms of accommodation Archive

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

This report examines policies on Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) for older people living in retirement villages, manufactured home parks and caravan parks. The study was commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs…

The role of community housing in meeting the housing and support needs of homeless people Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
People Involved: Tony Eardley

This study builds on previous AHURI research on the community housing sector to examine the role of CHOs in addressing homelessness in the context of the current expansion of the sector. It addresses two strategic research issues: 1. Housing and related systems that prevent homelessness and…

The state of children and young people in NSW Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Commission for Children and Young people
People Involved: Sandra Gendera, Elizabeth Adamson

The NSW Commission for Children and Young People is required to provide statistics on the health, welfare and wellbeing of NSW children and young people according to Section 11 of the Commission for Children and Young People Act 1998.The objective of this research is therefore to produce chapters…

The time costs of children Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Government Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Office of the Status of Women
People Involved: Lyn Craig

The project explored the impact of children on the total paid and unpaid workload of families, and gender differences in the allocation of that time. The latter issue is one of profound significance in the lives of women, who continue to shoulder the major burden of domestic…

Therapeutic foster care Archive

Funding Agency: Association of Children's Welfare Agencies
People Involved: Marilyn McHugh

The aim of the project is to define therapeutic foster care (TFC) in the overall context of out-of-home care placements and to:

    provide a brief background and context of its development and use in the various Australian jurisdictions map the differences between TFC and therapeutic residential…
Throughcare Evaluation Current

Funding Agency: ACT Corrective Services
People Involved: Shona Bates, Fredrick Zmudzki, Eileen Baldry

The Extended Throughcare Program aims to support the successful reintegration of offenders in the ACT returning to the community at the end of their custodial sentence. The Social Policy Research Centre, in partnership with Époque Consulting, undertook a mixed-method evaluation of…

Time Out House Initiative in Queensland Archive

Funding Agency: Queensland Alliance for Mental Health
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Sandra Gendera

The evaluation of the outcomes, process and cost effectiveness of the Time Out House Initiative (TOHI) in Queensland is to inform future service development. The program aims to provide early intervention in a short term (up to three weeks) safe and youth-friendly residential program and three…

Time for caring: determinants of informal care and time use data Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council
People Involved: Cathy Thomson

The care of disabled and elderly people depends predominantly on informal carers in the community. However, little is known about what influences the demand and supply of caregiving. The project used an untapped data source on time-use patterns to study the determinants of the nature and intensity…