Low socioeconomic status

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Report

Warm, cool and energy-affordable housing policy solutions for low-income renters

Energy hardship can include both absolute and relative measures of financial hardship, as well as circumstances where residents limit their energy use for normal daily activities. This research examines the incidence of energy hardship for Australian low income renters, and considered strategies and policy actions...
Report

The housing aspirations of Australians across the life-course: closing the ‘housing aspirations gap’

This report explores the housing constraints facing diverse populations of lower income Australians and to establish how existing and innovative housing solutions can support their shelter and non-shelter aspirations across the life-course from young adulthood to later-life.
Report

Trampolines not traps

This paper draws on policy analysis and interviews with 27 Victorian women to propose a multidimensional framework for understanding and achieving economic security for low-income single mothers and their children.
Policy report

Canada’s forgotten poor? Putting singles living in deep poverty on the policy radar

This report presents the findings of extensive research about employable singles on social assistance undertaken by Toronto Employment and Social Services, in partnership with the Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation. The report highlights these individuals’ characteristics, their complex needs, and the barriers they face in...
Guide

Poverty lawgorithms

Automated decision-making systems make decisions about our lives, and those with low-socioeconomic status often bear the brunt of the harms these decisions cause. This guide explains automated decision-making systems so lawyers can better identify the source of their clients' problems and advocate on their behalf.
Discussion paper

Living in poverty was bad for your health before COVID-19

This paper looks at the link between health and income. It explores the nature of the economic shocks experienced in recent years, including those stemming from COVID-19, and the consequences these might have on people’s health. It then considers how we might use the current...
Report

Mapping the potential: understanding persistent disadvantage to inform community change

This report is about potential more than it is about poverty, and about modelling as much as it is about measuring. By looking at how Australians may experience disadvantage, beyond the economic dimension, the researchers have been able to provide a much richer understanding of...
Report

COVID-19, employment stress and student vulnerability in Australia

This report examines the impact of employment stress on children’s learning, development, health and wellbeing. It provides an overview of international evidence, including research covering previous recessions.
Report

Poverty in Australia 2020 - part 2: who is affected?

This report provides the human face of poverty in Australia and explains who is most affected and at risk. Looked at through the varied aspects of life – our age, gender, family relationships, paid work and sources of income, disability and other characteristics - the...
Fact sheet

COVID-19 and the demographic distribution of health and economic risks

This fact sheet documents the demographic distribution of different health and economic risks across the Australian population, paying particular attention to older groups (aged 55+).