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Down and outPoverty and exclusion in Australia$
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Peter Saunders

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847428394

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847428394.001.0001

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Conclusions and implications

Conclusions and implications

(p.237) ten Conclusions and implications
Down and out

Peter Saunders

Policy Press

This chapter examines the main implications of the findings for research and policy, where it argues that better data are needed to gain a more complete understanding of the nature of deprivation and exclusion, how they relate to poverty, and what this implies for policies designed to address social disadvantage. It suggests that the data gathered by quantitative surveys must be complemented by the information gathered in qualitative research that explores the processes, attitudes, and behaviours that give rise to different forms of disadvantage and shapes the underlying dynamics, within and across generations. It focuses its discussion on the role of dissemination, a much-neglected topic that can play an important role in determining whether or not research has an impact. It argues that more effort is needed to bridge the gulf that currently exists between researchers and policy makers and that better dissemination has a critical role to play in achieving this goal.

Keywords:   policy, social disadvantage, deprivation, exclusion, poverty, quantitative surveys, qualitative research, dissemination

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