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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...