Organisation

Social Policy Unit (UQ)

Acronym
SPU
Owning Institution

Recently added resources

Report

13 Aug 2012
367

This report presents an insight into the role of small, short-term loans in the lives of Australians. This area of the financial services sector has been growing rapidly in Australia over the past two decades. Our research aim was to explore the main reasons for...

Discussion paper

2 Sep 2011
37

Abstract

Over the last three decades, the financing and provision of care and support services for disabled adults has undergone profound and ongoing change in advanced welfare states. Despite national variations in contemporary care and support systems, common characteristics of the ‘mixed economy...

Report

5 Sep 2006
12

Rob Watts argues in this conference paper that more empirical evidence in the social sciences by itself is not enough. We need good social research to inform and transform the policy context but we also need to bypass certain academic dispositions like our much-vaunted commitment...

Report

5 Sep 2006
25

In this paper from the Welfare-to-work conference Helen Cameron discusses aspects of a study into the lives of poor families with young children and examines their fortunes in current policy environments, raised into sharper relief by the latest welfare-to-work shift. Poverty diminishes life chances and...

Report

5 Sep 2006
89

In this paper from the Welfare-to-work conference Helen Cameron discusses aspects of a study into the lives of poor families with young children and examines their fortunes in current policy environments, raised into sharper relief by the latest welfare-to-work shift. Poverty diminishes life chances and...

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