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Advice to the NSW Child Death Review Team on measuring socioeconomic status; and geographic analysis and reporting of child mortality Archive

Funding Agency: NSW Ombudsman
People Involved: Peter Saunders, Melissa Wong

This project provided advice to the NSW Child Death Review Team, now located in the Ombudsman's Office, about how to develop indicators of socioeconomic status (SES) for use in its annual reporting to establish the SES of children who die and examine if there is an association between…

Advisory Services for Pathways of Care Study Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Institute of Family Studies
People Involved: Ilan Katz

This project provided advice on the design of the 'Pathways of Care' longitudinal study on children and young people in out-of-home care in NSW.

Advisory Services for Phase 2 of the Stronger Families in Australia Study Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Institute of Family Studies
People Involved: Ilan Katz

The Stronger Families in Australia study (SFIA) was a central component of the National Evaluation of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy (SFCS) 2004–08. It was undertaken to evaluate the Communities for Children initiative, which is now a major component of the new Family Support…

Ageing and Australian Disability Enterprises Archive

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

The ageing of the business services workforce (a cohort of approximately 18,000 people with moderate to severe disability) presents considerable challenges for the business services sector and the Australian Government, which has responsibility for employment of people with disability in business…

An analysis of employment of poor and non-poor aboriginals in urban areas during the global financial tsunami: a comparison between Australia and Taiwan Archive

Funding Agency: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA)
People Involved: Melissa Wong

The purpose of this research project is to explore employment of poor and non-poor aboriginals in urban areas between Australia and Taiwan. The major research method is the secondary data analysis. The data sources include the 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey…

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…