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The global economic alignments of the present pose many political, moral and theoretical questions, but the central issue the essays in this collection address is: how do relatively poor people of the Australia–Pacific region survive in current precarious times?
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.
This research used population-level data from the Legal Australia-Wide (LAW) Survey to examine whether the prevalence of problems with fines is higher for disadvantaged groups than others. It also investigated whether people’s responses to fines problems, and the outcomes they achieve for these problems, varies...
This paper uses data from the National Assessment Program, Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) to document the distribution of Indigenous students across Australian schools, as well as some of the potential effects of that distribution on literacy and numeracy outcomes.
Evidence shows that reducing poverty leads to better health, education and employment outcomes for children, even if they have equal access to health and education.
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.
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.
This research investigates the incidence of being persistently NEET among those aged 15–24, the socio-demographic characteristics associated with the NEET state, and the outcomes at ages 20–24 for those who had one or more periods of being persistently NEET from ages 15 through to 19,...
This issues paper asks whether the the Cashless Debit Card trial is achieving its stated objectives.