Poor children

Use for 'Economically disadvanteged children'


29 Oct 2014

This UNICEF report shows that 2.6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world’s most affluent countries since 2008, bringing the total number of children in the developed world living in poverty to an estimated 76.5 million.

Of the 41 countries...

Journal article

24 Jan 2013

An intercultural approach to the provision of social housing for indigenous people living in urban areas would maximise opportunities to strengthen partnerships and work with indigenous organisations. This approach has the potential to deliver more diverse housing choices and adapt services to local cultural norms....


25 May 2012

The ability to access information and communication technologies (ICTs), particularly via the Internet and mobile phones, is increasingly vital to full participation in economic, social, and political life.

This is particularly so as institutions move towards greater ICT-mediated provision of services, support and Journal...


16 Mar 2012

This paper provides policy makers with key findings about what works, and assesses the gaps in the evidence for the following three of the seven COAG building blocks that were the focus of the Clearinghouse in Year 2:

• Early childhood • Healthy homes...


28 Oct 2011

Concession cards provide access to a range of welfare benefits additional to income support payments. While concession cards constitute an important means of accessing support, their efficacy is dependent upon cardholders using their cards. There are many questions relating to the determinants of...


17 Oct 2011

Students in the lowest socio-economic status (SES) government schools in Australia are, on average, three to five years behind the learning of students in the highest SES government and private schools.

Inequity and injustice continue to pervade Australian education under Labor. Data published on...


3 Oct 2011

The Children’s Ground project aims to develop a place-based approach to support children and their families in highly disadvantaged communities. The project approach is informed by research and evidence, recognising the multiple and multi-level influences on children’s development and the need to support the role...


22 Sep 2011

This paper provides policy makers with key findings about what works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage and assesses the gaps in the evidence.

What works:

• Community involvement and engagement. For example, key success factors in Indigenous community-based alcohol and substance-abuse programs...


25 Aug 2011

In 2002, Australian governments collectively made a renewed commitment to overcoming the disadvantage experienced by many Indigenous Australians. As part of this commitment, governments agreed to a regular public report on progress — the Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key Indicators report. This is the fifth...


22 Aug 2011

This resource sheet provides information about how transport and disadvantage intersect and why some groups are especially vulnerable to transport disadvantage.

Transport difficulties are consistently identified as a factor that restricts Australian families' capacity to access services and participate in activies (Carbone, Fraser, Ramburuth,...


23 Mar 2011

The Footscray Legal Community Centre (FCLC) together with ACCAN has released a report that documents the experiences of 16 new Australian migrants and finds that this already disadvantaged and highly vulnerable group are not being well served or protected in the communciations market. The report,...


15 Nov 2010

This Practice Sheet provides information on how to assess and respond to the needs of parents who are seeking support in their parenting role, by summarising the key elements of three parenting education programs. It is designed for practitioners who work directly with parents who...


24 Jun 2010

Research has demonstrated that involvement in high-quality early childhood and parenting support programs benefits children and families, particularly children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Parents with young children can also benefit from programs, such as parenting support activities, that enable them to socialise with other families, develop...

Discussion paper

9 Apr 2010

This paper discusses the inappropriateness of using census data as a measure of social advantage/disadvantage as used on the My School website.


14 Sep 2009

For some time now work participation statistics in Australia have confronted us with the apparent prolongation of the disadvantages experienced by some parents in the lives of their offspring.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS, 1994) data has indicated that young people whose parents are...


8 Jul 2009

For many jobseekers low-paid work is in itself not a good stepping stone towards a better job, so the policy focus has thus shifted from helping welfare recipients to obtain jobs, to supporting employment in quality jobs that offer opportunities for wage and career progression....


2 Jul 2009

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage 2009 is the fourth report in a series commissioned by heads of Australian governments in 2002, to provide regular reporting against key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage.

In March this year, the terms of reference were updated in a letter...

Journal article

3 Jun 2009

All cities face the challenge of catering for often-conflicting economic, environmental and social objectives in developing transport policy. In general, there is a widespread acknowledgement that, of these, the objectives addressing social issues are the most poorly managed from a policy context. The impacts of...


25 May 2009

Localities in which there is a markedly high level of disadvantage are often characterised in terms of perceived behavioural shortcomings - things like residents’ lack of commitment to improving their situation, indifferent motivation generally, unlawful conduct, and parents’ inadequate attention to child rearing. Indeed, surface...


29 Apr 2009

Residents of socioeconomically disadvantaged locations are more likely to have poor health than residents of socioeconomically advantaged locations and this has been comprehensively mapped in Australian cities.

These inequalities present a challenge for the public health workers based in or responsible for improving the...



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