Australian definition of poverty

Marchant, Jillian (2015) Australian definition of poverty. In: Odekon, Mehmet, (ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty. Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA, pp. 90-92.

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[Extract] At first glance, Australia appears a wealthy developed country, and consequently an unlikely place to find poverty. Nevertheless, both researchers and policymakers have engaged with understanding social stratification in Australia since the mid-1800s. Presently, despite sophisticated advances in survey methods, no agreement has been reached on a definitive technique to either measure or fully comprehend poverty in Australia. However, it is possible to outline historical measures and consider some of the more current approaches that influence the illustration of poverty in Australia.

Item ID: 42828
Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
ISBN: 978-1-4833-4572-7
Keywords: Australia; relative deprivation; measures of poverty; absolute-income-based; social exclusion
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Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2016 02:30
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940116 Social Class and Inequalities @ 100%
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