Despite Australia's low unemployment rate and record levels of workforce participation, there are a significant number of communities in Australia experiencing entrenched disadvantage.
In this policy perspective, CEDA examines issues associated with the economics of disadvantage, such as:
This policy perspective was released on 21 April 2015.
Chapter one: Poverty and social disadvantage: Measurement, evidence and action
Professor Peter Saunders, Research Chair in Social Policy, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW
Chapter two: Persistent disadvantage: A duration analysis based on HILDA data
Dr Francisco Azpitarte, Ronald Henderson Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute/Brotherhood of St Laurence and Dr Eve Bodsworth, Research and Policy Manager, In and Out of Work, Brotherhood of St Laurence
Chapter three: Early intervention: The key to preventing entrenched disadvantage
Anne Hampshire, Head of Research and Advocacy, The Smith Family
Chapter four: Entrenched disadvantage in Indigenous communities
Dr Nicholas Biddle, Fellow, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australia National University
Chapter five: Living with mental illness
Professor Lorna Moxham, Leader, Living Well, Longer – Global Challenges Program and Professor of Mental Health Nursing, University of Wollongong