Low socioeconomic status

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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...
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Welfare dependency: the history of an idea

To better understand the idea of welfare dependency and its influence on policy debate, this paper examines how the idea emerged during United States' debates over welfare reform from the 1960s to the 2000s and outlines the history of the idea.
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Reimagining Indigenous housing, health and wealth

This report sets the context for a strengths-based ecological and culturally-founded approach to Indigenous housing, health and wealth.
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All ears: putting the public at the heart of levelling up

If 'levelling up' is to be seen as legitimate by those it is trying to help, it must meaningfully involve the public in decisions about how money is spent. This report finds that that the public is divided on what levelling up should look like...
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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...
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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...
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Attitudes to inequalities

This research identifies three distinct groups within the population that emerged from a survey of responses to questions about structural and individual causes of inequalities, fairness and perceptions of inequalities in the United Kingdom.
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Determinants of COVID-19 vaccination and views of parents about vaccination of children in Australia: August 2021

This paper provides the first detailed, publicly available analysis of the socio-economic and attitudinal determinants of COVID-19 vaccination amongst both Australian adults and Australian parents’ views about vaccinating their children in the future.
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How socio-economics plays into students learning on their own: clues to COVID-19 learning losses

The research outlined in this report shows that learning loss during the COVID-19 pandemic has been most pronounced among socio-economically disadvantaged students and schools.
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Proximity to gambling venues, gambling behaviours and related harms

The findings in this report suggest that the close proximity of gambling venues to people’s homes increases financial hardship and mental health problems, particularly for socio-economically vulnerable populations. This evidence may be useful for state and local governments with their decisions to approve future gaming...
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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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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.
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No longer 'managing': the rise of working poverty and fixing Britain's broken social settlement

This paper traces the emergence of a poorly understood social challenge and one which symbolises Britain’s broken ‘social settlement’ - the continued rise in working poverty since the beginning of this century.
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations aged 50 and over: updated analyses for 2018–19

In 2018–19 there were an estimated 27,200 surviving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 and over who had been removed from their families and communities as a result of past government policies. The findings of this report show that the Stolen Generations aged...
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Digital barriers to economic justice in the wake of COVID-19

This report identifies three major digital barriers to economic justice arising from the COVID-19 pandemic—the collapse of benefits automation, expanded workplace and school surveillance, and the digital profiling of economic distress. The report uses a data justice framework to suggest how policy-makers might mitigate the...
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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.
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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.
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Opportunity lost: half a million Australians in poverty without the coronavirus supplement

This paper argues that Australia has the means to ensure that those who find themselves unemployed are not forced into poverty. The rate of Jobseeker should be set at a rate that guarantees that no Australian, and especially no child, lives in poverty.
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Changing children’s trajectories: results of the HIPPY longitudinal study

This report provides an overview of a comprehensive study which investigated the impact of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY).
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Maximising Impact - Baseline results from a longitudinal study of new tenants in social housing

This research report is the first of three Maximising Impact reports that will examine new tenancies over a 30-month period from tenancy commencement. The report presents key findings from the baseline survey of 170 new tenants, conducted between May 2018 and April 2020.