Socio-economic disadvantage

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Strategy

Community-rooted economic inclusion: a strategic action playbook

The guidance in this playbook is derived from a pilot initiative implemented in Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Philadelphia between fall 2019 and January 2021. The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), in collaboration with national and local funders, supported the implementation of community-rooted economic inclusion in...
Video

Bias by design: when the design, implementation and enforcement of rules creates disadvantage

The way regulation is designed, implemented and enforced can have positive or negative, equal or unequal and inclusive or exclusionary effects on individuals and communities.
Policy report

Worlds apart: remote Indigenous disadvantage in the context of wider Australia

Remote and very remote Indigenous communities have become victims of a ‘wicked problem’. This paper analyses a wide range of data from locations and communities across Australia. While it cannot be said the issues identified are exclusive to Indigenous communities, it is clear that Indigenous...
Report

Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable Australians

The research behind this report demonstrates how government policy interventions, community service innovation and corporate support have highlighted what is possible when responding to people in hardship. It is clear that more will be needed in 2021, or Australia risks leaving many people behind on...
Report

Inquiry into the indicators of, and impact of, regional inequality in Australia: final report

Regional inequality has been increasing in many countries. It is well recognised that living standards across Australia are also not equal. People in regions away from the capital cities generally have lower incomes, poorer health outcomes, less access to services. This inquiry report looks at...
Working paper

Who on Earth can work from home?

COVID-19 is likely to exacerbate inequality, especially in richer countries where better paid and educated workers are insulated from the shock. This paper presents new estimates of the share of jobs that can be performed from home. The analysis is based on the task content...
Report

The lived experience of COVID-19: housing and household resilience

This study investigates housing outcomes during the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and evaluates the complex interrelated impacts it is having on Australian households with a range of vulnerabilities.
Report

The promise of social procurement: leveraging purchasing power to create inclusive employment opportunities

Using the State of Victoria as a case study, this paper demonstrates that linking employment policy objectives to public procurement has considerable potential, provided certain conditions are met.
Conference paper

Socio-economic advantage and disadvantage across Australia’s metropolitan cities

Cities represent the spatial reflection of wider social processes. Across the history of research into cities there has been widespread acceptance of the way in which a study of the residential spatial structure of urban areas reflects the broader structure of society.
Report

Educational opportunity in Australia 2020

This study draws together information from a variety of sources on the opportunities being provided to young Australians for mastering the skills needed to be well prepared for the future. Its goal is to show where the strengths and weaknesses of the education system lay...