Poverty

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Impoverished people
Poor


Report

Tough times, hard choices

NCOSS' annual 'Cost of living in NSW' research investigates cost-of-living pressures for people living below the poverty line and low-income households in New South Wales. The report explores experiences across a range of issues such as housing, employment, income and financial hardship.
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The wealth inequality pandemic: Covid and wealth inequality

This is the fourth and final report in the ACOSS and UNSW Sydney Poverty and Inequality Partnership’s COVID 'Build Back Fairer' series. It traces changes in household wealth and its distribution through the pandemic up to December 2021 and examines the impact of policy settings...
Conference paper

Poverty and affluence in Sydney and Melbourne

It is arguable that the neoliberal macroeconomic policies pursued in Australia from 1994 to 2019 exacerbated social segregation at regional scale and that this contributed to the increase in economic inequality. To assess this argument, social segregation is mapped for Sydney and Melbourne (each divided...
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Behind the line: poverty and disadvantage in Australia 2022

This report provides the latest examination of the prevalence of poverty within Australia, how this has changed over time, and which groups in society face the greatest risks of financial hardship and material deprivation.
Report

Covid, inequality and poverty in 2020 and 2021

This report is the third in the ACOSS and UNSW Sydney Poverty and Inequality Partnership’s COVID-19 'Build Back Fairer Series'. It tells a tale of the differing impacts of the pandemic for different groups using evidence on income inequality and poverty in Australia.
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Zimbabwe's rugged artisanal and small-scale mining sector

This report explains artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in Zimbabwe and discusses the social and environmental impacts of this activity.
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Together alone: a review of joined-up social services

This report reviews the evidence around collaborative initiatives intended to reduce persistent disadvantage in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Spotlight on poverty

This paper explores the nature of poverty, how it is measured, why it matters, and what can be done to reduce it – ensuring a fairer future for all New Zealanders.
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Dropping Off the Edge 2021: persistent and multilayered disadvantage in Australia

For more than 20 years, Jesuit Social Services has collaborated with researchers to examine complex disadvantage in communities around the country, releasing a series of reports now generally known as 'Dropping off the Edge.' This year's report, the fifth in the series, builds an unparalleled...
Report

A model of thriving: the many dimensions of wellbeing

This document explores ‘what does it mean to thrive?' for people with a lived experience of financial hardship.
Report

No fighting chance: impact of the withdrawal of COVID-19 income and tenancy benefits

This research sought to hear directly from consumers at Uniting Vic.Tas emergency relief and homelessness entry points about the impact of the withdrawal of COVID-19 payments and benefits on them and their families and children. The findings of this report supports numerous other studies in...
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New vulnerable research

From April to September 2020, Good Shepherd commissioned Roy Morgan to investigate a group of working Australians that they have termed the ‘new vulnerable’. This report provides in-depth analysis of these people, and their experience of navigating support systems to address their needs arising from...
Report

The state of concessions in South Australia

Like all state governments, the South Australian government provides concessions for people living on very low incomes and struggling with affordability of essential services. This review of the concessions system in South Australia highlights how the complex patchwork created poverty premiums and barriers to accessing...
Report

The first year of COVID-19: initial outcomes of our collective care for low-income children in Aotearoa New Zealand

This report is an attempt to understand the situations facing low-income children and young people, and their parents and caregivers, families, whānau and communities in New Zealand.
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The perceived value of insurance for low-income households

This report provides an extensive analysis of how low-income households both value insurance and what they consider when making their insurance decisions. The findings point to both practical barriers, such as cost, for low-income households, as well as attitudinal differences in the perception of how...
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World development report 2021: data for better lives

Today’s unprecedented growth of data and their ubiquity in our lives are signs that the data revolution is transforming the world. This report explores the tremendous potential of the changing data landscape to improve the lives of poor people, while also acknowledging its potential to...
Report

Child poverty related indicators report: May 2021

This report focuses on New Zealand's child poverty trends and indicators up to and including the 2019/20 year.
Report

Meeting community needs in difficult times: experiences of Australia’s community sector

This report examines how Australia’s community services sector is addressing high levels of need in the community during early 2021, a period in which Australian communities sought to recover from the crises of 2020.
Report

Financial stress and social security settings in Australia

This research finds that inadequate social security payments play a significant role in shaping poverty and financial stress trends in Australia. It also finds that it is possible to address these challenges by increasing the overall social security budget.
Book

Perspectives on a global Green New Deal

In this book, the authors explore the key themes that will define the future of any equitable and just global green new deal.