Dropping off the edge: the distribution of disadvantage in Australia

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Author: Vinson, Tony; Rawsthorne, Margot; Cooper, Brian

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Jesuit Social Services (JSS); Catholic Social Services Australia


This research report identifies and describes the level of social disadvantage in Australian society. The research indicates that pockets of concentrated and severe social disadvantage have now become entrenched across rural and remote as well as suburban Australia. The report contains statistically reliable and consistent information about every population centre on more than 20 different disadvantage factors and an analysis of the data shows how and where public policy can be effectively used to overcome these long-terms problems of entrenched, intergenerational patterns of disadvantage.

Subjects: Disadvantaged; Policy; Research; Governance; Statistics; Demographics; Culture and society

Keywords: Socially disadvantaged; Research project; Government role; Data analysis; Geographic distribution; Social aspects

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Richmond, Victoria: Jesuit Social Services, 2007

Physical description: xviii, 110 p.

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ISBN: 0957780354

Statement of responsibility: Tony Vinson with the assistance of Margot Rawsthorne, Brian Cooper

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 97.778

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