This study showed that the majority of homeless people in Australia’s cities had low educational attainment, elevated rates of serious medical conditions, and high levels of interaction with the justice system.
This is a summary report of the Emerging patterns in place-based approaches: International perspectives roundtable, hosted by the Centre for Community Child Health in July 2017.
Research suggests that parental disadvantage may be more harmful to children’s later life outcomes if it is more strongly driven by circumstances rather than personal choice.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are under-serviced by digital technologies, with indigenous Australians being 69% less likely than non-indigenous people to have any Internet connection and are about half as likely to have broadband access. This 'digital divide' contributes to and reinforces educational, income,...
The paper provides compelling new evidence from the Legal Australia-Wide (LAW) Survey demonstrating the lower legal capability of multiply disadvantaged people. The most disadvantaged respondents were found to be significantly more likely to take no action in response to their legal problems. In addition, when...
Although Sydney is often characterised by a high quality of life, this prosperity is not shared by all. Based on secondary data analysis, this report shows that there are individual and community problems in a number of key areas: housing, income, health, education, crime and...
Studies of Australian poverty have concentrated on comparing people's incomes with poverty lines. By focusing on income alone, poverty research has failed to connect with the actual living standards experienced by those in poverty. This paper addresses the broader issues of poverty and is the...