Riyana Miranti


Inequalities in standards of living: evidence for improved income support for people with disability

It is now thirteen years since the welfare-to-work change to the Disability Support Pension (DSP) was first introduced in 2006. While the DSP remains the main social security payment for working-aged individuals with disability, the evidence base on the impact of policy changes to the...

Child social exclusion, poverty and disadvantage in Australia

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.

Outside school hours care: social gradients and patterns of use

The use of child care, both informal and formal arrangements, has increased substantially over the past few decades, concurrent to maternal labour force participation. While Long Day Care (LDC) places increased by 39 per cent between 2004 and 2009; Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) places...

Index of wellbeing for older Australians

The Index of Wellbeing for Older Australians, commissioned by The Benevolent Society and prepared by The National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM), maps how older people are faring nationally across five domains, including education, health, resources and wealth, including housing. The most significant...
Discussion paper

Effectiveness of targeting in social protection programs aimed to children: lessons for a post-2015 agenda

This paper discusses the main challenges of targeting programs aimed at increasing school enrollment, and draws some lessons for improving targeting effectiveness.