Social disadvantage and economic recession: promoting inclusion and combating deprivation

Project Type/Affiliations: ARC Linkage Grant
Project Status: Archive
People Involved: Melissa Wong, Peter Saunders
Research Areas: Measures of Social Inequality & Wellbeing
Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Linkage Program

This project generates new information on social exclusion and deprivation in Australia with a focus on the impact of the recession caused by the global financial crisis on social disadvantage. It builds on previous ARC-funded research and contributes to a better understanding of the nature, cause and consequences of social disadvantage, placing Australia back at the forefront of international poverty research. The results will have specific significance for the social inclusion agenda and the broad range of government and non government collaborators to ensure that the findings promote inclusion by influencing policy and practice.

The partners on this Linkage Grant are:

  • Anglicare Victoria,
  • Australian Council of Social Services,
  • The Benevolent Society,
  • Mission Australia,
  • Social Inclusion Unit,
  • Social Inclusion Unit (SA),
  • Social Inclusion Unit (Tasmania); and
  • St Vincent de Paul National Council of Australia Inc.


Promoting inclusion and combating deprivation: Recent changes in social disadvantage in Australia (Final report) (PDF) [2 Mb]