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Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: A Framework for Assessing Poverty, Disadvantage and Low Capabilities in Australia
Authors: Headey, B 
Institution: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research
Publication Date: 2006
Publisher: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Pages: 69
Keywords: New framework
Feasibility & academic reasons
Abstract: It is considered that a new framework is needed for both political feasibility and academic reasons. No Australian Government has ever adopted an official poverty line or quantitative target for reducing poverty. In particular, relative income poverty lines favoured by academics have been ignored. A multidimensional approach based on ‘capabilities’ could perhaps attract the support of policy makers. Four domains of capability are assessed: financial, employment, health and family/social. The aim of policy would be to ensure that as many citizens as possible are equipped with the capabilities to exercise effective choice and lead satisfying lives in a modern society and economy.
ISBN: ISSN 1832-6250 (Print), ISSN 1832-6269 (Online) & ISBN 0 7340 3212 9
Keywords: Policy -- Public economics; Income & Finance -- Poverty and disadvantage
Research collection: Reports and technical papers
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