Socio-economic disadvantage

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Report

Predicting risk to inform housing policy and practice

This study explores how critical life events can be used to predict short-term, medium-term and long-term periods of housing stress for individuals and households, which might, in turn, lead to further housing and related forms of disadvantage and support needs.
Report

Australian experiences of poverty: risk precarity and uncertainty during COVID-19

This report analyses the benefits and drawbacks of the policy changes that were put in place to address COVID-19 impacts. The report draws on the perspectives of those services supporting people experiencing poverty to examine the escalation of needs and compounded difficulties for people in...
Report

Te Tai Waiora: Wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand 2022

Under the terms of the Public Finance (Wellbeing) Amendment Act, Treasury is required to provide an independent report on the state of wellbeing in New Zealand at least every four years. Te Tai Waiora is the first of these reports.
Briefing paper

The distribution of advantage in Aotearoa New Zealand: exploring the evidence

This paper is an overview of the evidence of distribution, inequality and mobility in New Zealand, including the characteristics and clustering of multiple disadvantage.
Report

A fair chance for all: breaking the cycle of persistent disadvantage - interim report

The Productivity Commission has commenced an inquiry into economic inclusion and social mobility in New Zealand, with a focus on helping those experiencing persistent disadvantage. These preliminary findings and recommendations have been released so the final report can benefit from review and critique by a...
Policy report

Expanding job opportunities for all Australians including the most disadvantaged

In this policy paper, the Business Council of Australia identifies a number of critical resets needed to remove the barriers that inhibit people getting the hours they need, the skills they need and the jobs they want.
Report

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...
Policy report

Policy brief on access to finance for inclusive and social entrepreneurship: what role can fintech and financial literacy play?

This policy brief presents evidence on the access to finance challenges faced by entrepreneurs from under-represented and disadvantaged groups and social entrepreneurs, and discusses how public policy and better regulation could harness the potential of fintech to address these challenges.
Working paper

Starting unequal: how’s life for disadvantaged children?

Built using a series of key comparative indicators from the OECD 'Child Well being Dashboard', this paper examines how the wellbeing of children from disadvantaged backgrounds compares both across OECD countries and relative to their more advantaged peers.
Strategy

Legal assistance strategy 2022-2025

The development of this strategy has been informed by consultation with the legal assistance sector. It is intended to be a practical, flexible and proactive roadmap to support legal assistance service providers in collectively delivering legal assistance in a way which responds to the needs...
Conference paper

Cities within a city in Sydney

This paper analyses the urban divide in Sydney from urban planning perspectives in the framework of critical philosophies by applying a qualitative research method of documents analysis and semi-structured interviews.
Conference paper

Climate justice in practice: addressing social inequity and climate resilience through place-based capacity building with community service organisations and local governments

This paper outlines a place-based approach to enabling climate adaptation and resilience across community service organisations (CSOs) and local governments in Melbourne particularly in areas experiencing socio-ecological disadvantage.
Briefing paper

The promises and perils of new technologies to improve education and employment opportunities

In this policy briefing, the authors provide insights and policy recommendations to decision-makers and stakeholders, such as education and labor policy-makers, to expand access to skills and quality jobs to the most disadvantaged learners and workers across the world.
Report

Return to the family safety net? Economic security as Life Chances participants turn 30

The findings in this report signal directions for policy development that will alleviate economic disadvantage and contribute to a fairer future for the Life Chances participants and their families, and all Australians.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Journal article

Risk factors for Australian school-age children in socio-economically disadvantaged populations not passing ear and hearing screening

This retrospective study describes the outcomes of an ear and hearing screening program for children from lower socio-economic backgrounds in New South Wales, between 2013 and 2016.
Report

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

Australian income support since 2000: those left behind

This report is the second in the ACOSS and UNSW 'Build Back Fairer' Series. The report analyses the changes to key income support payments from 2000 to 2021. It provides a comparison of the changes to income support highlighting who has been left behind. Its...
Report

Mental health deep dive: effective and promising practice in mental health promotion with young people

This report provides findings from a review of literature on mental health promotion and prevention programs for young people who experience socioeconomic disadvantage.
Strategy

Getting to fair: breaking down barriers to essential services

This strategy addresses consumer’s experience of vulnerability and aims to break down the barriers faced when accessing and engaging with essential services.
Report

Exploring benefits and challenges of online Work Integrated Learning for equity students

This research finds that online work placements benefit students from disadvantaged backgrounds, if their diversity and strengths are recognised through meaningful work and professional connections.
Report

Insights into hardship and disadvantage in Perth, Western Australia: the 100 Families WA report

Inspired by Auckland City Mission’s Family 100 project, the 100 Families WA project sought to gain a deep understanding of the lived experience of entrenched disadvantage in Perth, Western Australia. This report outlines the research findings.
Report

Evaluation and learning in public housing urban renewal

This research analyses how evaluation of public housing renewal is informing policy development and delivery to maximise financial returns and socio-economic outcomes, and seeks to understand how key public policies, such as mixed-tenure development, can enable both social and economic returns.