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Down and out: Poverty and exclusion in Australia

Peter Saunders


This landmark study provides the first comprehensive assessment of the nature and associations between the three main forms of social disadvantage in Australia: poverty, deprivation, and social exclusion. Drawing on the author's extensive research expertise and his links with welfare practitioners, it explains the limitations of existing approaches and presents new findings that build on the insights of disadvantaged Australians and views about the essentials of life, providing the basis for a new deprivation-based poverty measure.

Keywords: poverty, deprivation, social exclusion, welfare practitioners, poverty measures, Australia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847428394
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847428394.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Saunders, author