Poverty

Book

3 Dec 2018

The essays in this collection shed light on the meaning of social mobility and meritocracy, challenging the usefulness of social mobility – if understood in a narrow sense of helping the ‘able’ reach the top – as a useful guiding concept for politics and policy....

Report

26 Nov 2018

This report is the first of its kind to apply the deprivation approach to examine deprivation among young Australians using information provided by young people themselves. It builds on earlier projects that developed and applied the approach used here to adults.

Report

National economic and social impact survey 2018
20 Nov 2018

This report provides an insight into the struggles and difficulties many Australians face trying to meet rising energy prices, pay the rent and feed their families. ESIS respondents are certainly feeling the pinch and facing unprecedented hardships.

Briefing paper

23 Oct 2018

In September 2015, the United Nations unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda, seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to shape international efforts to promote a sustainable, peaceful and equitable world by 2030. Each Goal is accompanied by a set of more specific targets with indicators to measure...

Report

17 Oct 2018

The Australian government recently delivered its first Voluntary National Review on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. ASAP Oceania has coordinated experts on several aspects of poverty to write brief, accessible responses to what the government writes about poverty (understood in a broad, multi-dimensional sense)...

Report

16 Oct 2018

The numbers in this report demonstrate the role played by public policy - especially social security, but also housing and employment policies - in increasing or reducing poverty. The evidence shows that through social security, housing and employment policies, as a nation, we choose the...

Report

15 Oct 2018

This report analyses the 2016 Census and other data using the Child Social Exclusion Index, to provide insight into the perspectives of children experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social exclusion in Australia.

Report

A report prepared by The Workshop for The Policy Observatory, Auckland University of Technology
12 Sep 2018

The key purpose of this report is to help construct narratives that are more effective in promoting policy change. The report presents alternative frames and stories to tell, ones that will help the public and policy makers act on the expert solutions that are needed...

Report

10 Sep 2018

This report looks at the nature and extent of income and housing challenges faced by Tasmanian families who have had their children removed by Child Safety Services.

Report

31 Jul 2018

This report is the first in a new five year partnership between the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to reduce poverty and inequality in Australia.

Report

25 Jun 2018

Australia is in the midst of a major reform to the way the income support system is delivered. This research explores the lived experiences of accessing and interacting with Centrelink, how this affects people's lives and what improvements they would like to see.

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

The long-run worsening of Australia’s housing affordability problems are especially concentrated in our cities. Underlying any policy solutions proposed by governments, is a pressing need to understand who has unaffordable housing, and how they are affected. We have previously proposed that the most widely used...

Report

5 Mar 2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to experience worse outcomes across a range of indicators compared to their non-Indigenous counterparts.

Working paper

28 Feb 2018

This paper briefly touches on state-based and cosmopolitan theories of international distributive justice, before considering whether we need to unpack the very concept of the country, nation-state, or government to achieve the transnational provision of public goods and redistribution between rich and poor.

Report

CAEPR 2016 Census paper no.2
2 Feb 2018

This paper uses data from the 2006, 2011 and 2016 censuses to analyse the distribution of income within the Indigenous population, and between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Particular attention is given to geographic variation in Indigenous income, poverty and inequality.

Briefing paper

To end the inequality crisis, we must build an economy for ordinary working people, not the rich and powerful
22 Jan 2018

This paper looks at growing extreme wealth, and those who work but live in poverty. It explores why this is happening, and gives recommendations on how it can be fixed.

Policy report

14 Dec 2017

Highlights key changes and identifies themes in the continued and systematic reduction of social welfare and income support for children in New Zealand since 2008.

Report

14 Dec 2017

To understand why people on low incomes do or do not take out insurance we need to understand their overall financial circumstances and the multiple risks they face.

Policy report

30 Nov 2017

Reports on the current situation for tamariki Māori (New Zealand Māori children) with particular focus on social and economic conditions.

Briefing paper

2 Nov 2017

The new Ardern Government favours early intervention over social investment. Does this mean prevention beats cure?

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