Socioeconomic status

Report

4 Jul 2018

This report examines how socio-economic status (SES) scores are calculated for non-government schools, which informs the base level of taxpayer funding they receive. The report recommends technical changes to one element of the formula used to distribute funding for non-government schools and systems, based on...

Working paper

13 Apr 2018

This paper casts a historical lens on the development of higher education and its wider socio-economic context during the last century in the UK, the USA and France.

Briefing paper

14 Dec 2017

Equity Student Participation in Australian Higher Education examines trends in higher education undergraduate enrolments in Australia between 2011 and 2016. This six-year period has been a time of marked change in Australian higher education, with the demand-driven system (DDS) increasing overall student numbers, while programs...

Report

24 Oct 2017

This report uses data from the Mission Australia Youth Survey 2016 to provide an understanding of the different issues and challenges facing young people from different socio-economic backgrounds across Australia.

Report

28 Sep 2017

Looks at the number and structure of jobless households in New Zealand, and examines some of the characteristics of the individuals living in these households.

Report

15 Sep 2017

This paper provides an overview of national statistics pertaining to the high level of incarceration of Indigenous Australians and the socioeconomic background to that phenomenon. It also considers how to address this issues by applying the traditional criminal justice principles of equal justice, personal responsibility...

Briefing paper

21 Jul 2017

This report exposes the systemic failure of the ACT's primary education system and offers recommendations on how to rejuvenate the sector.

Briefing paper

30 Jun 2017

This paper describes the development of the Foundation’s Need for Legal Assistance (NLAS) indicator which uses census data to assess potential demand by geographic location.

Report

26 Jun 2017

This addresses an issue of central importance to Australia in maintaining economic growth, its sense of social justice and fairness and in creating as equal an opportunity as possible for all Australian children – education.

Journal article

26 Apr 2017

This study aims to better understand local engagement with the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and shed light on potential socio-cultural transformation.

Report

8 Feb 2017

Abstract

This report uses data from national health and social surveys of the Indigenous population, conducted between 2002 and 2012-13, to examine whether associations of some key social determinants with selected health and wellbeing outcomes changed over that time.

Consistently during the...

Working paper

26 Jan 2017

This paper looks at place-based stigma within communities by mapping social networks and relationships within sub-sections of a disadvantaged urban Tasmanian community. This provides a unique lens for understanding disadvantaged urban places, particularly when laying the foundation for community development strategies to address disadvantage and...

Report

15 Jan 2017

New estimates show that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world. As growth benefits the richest, the rest of society – especially the poorest – suffers. The very design of our economies and the principles of our economics...

Report

21 Nov 2016

Since the 1980s, Enabling Pathways have been one of the main ways that prospective students from low-SES backgrounds have been able to enter into universities. These programs, often known as Foundation Studies or Preparatory Programs, provide both access to generalist degrees and enabling experiences to...

Report

7 Nov 2016

In 2012 it was estimated that there were more than 300 million Indigenous peoples living across the globe. A 2009 UN report found that Indigenous peoples came from approximately 90 different countries. There is enormous diversity amongst Indigenous and tribal groups who speak more than...

Submission

2 Nov 2016

A common theme of Victoria’s Draft 30-year Infrastructure Strategy is getting more use from infrastructure by creating multipurpose, integrated and well-managed facilities. We agree, but emphasise this requires a different culture and approach by infrastructure owners to understand, collaborate and value infrastructure use for broader...

Journal article

20 Sep 2016

As the world's natural resources dwindle and critical levels of environmental pollution are approached, sustainability becomes a key issue for governments, organisations and individuals. With the consequences of such an issue in mind, this paper introduces a unifying approach to measure the sustainability performance of...

Report

21 Aug 2016

This report argues that Australia is well placed to resist the economic and political pressures which can make us more unequal over time. If we do this, our economy will continue to grow strongly and middle Australia will see the benefits of that growth in...

Commentary

Article

11 Aug 2016

The implications for women of the world’s rapidly ageing population are profound. The gender inequalities they have experienced throughout their lives cumulate and become more visible as they grow older.

Australia lags behind most other developed countries when it comes to the economic and...

Report

15 Jun 2016

Under a cloud of rising debt, soaring house prices and the struggle to find secure, full-time employment, today’s young Australians are facing a very real possibility that their generation will be the first to be worse off than their parents.

While today’s young people...

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