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Creating Unequal Futures? : Rethinking poverty, inequality and disadvantage - Ruth Fincher

Creating Unequal Futures?

Rethinking poverty, inequality and disadvantage

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Published: 1st March 2001
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'This is an important and powerful book because of the rigour of the analysis, the good sense of the innovative strategies for action by government, business and civil society, and the concern throughout for social justice.' - John Langmore, Director, UN Division for Social Policy and Development
One in six Australian kids live below the poverty line. Among the twenty-five leading industrialised countries, Australia has the fifth highest child poverty rate. This is a useful, if stark, indicator of the extent of long-term disadvantage in this country.
Creating Unequal Futures? brings together eight of Australia's leading social scientists to introduce the reader to the processes which create and sustain persistent patterns of poverty and disadvantage. Although the contributors use different approaches, their research leads to a united call for a rethinking away from the prevailing 'gloom and doom' presentations of Australian material life. They signal pathways out of the dilemmas that bind people to poverty and disadvantage. If followed, those pathways will guide us to a future characterised by less inequality. If ignored, we may further entrench patterns of disadvantage and risk creating unequal futures for all Australians.

'This is an important and powerful book because of the rigour of the analysis, the good sense of the innovative strategies for action by government, business and civil society, and the concern throughout for social justice.' --John Langmore, Director, UN Division for Social Policy and Development

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Contributors

Preface

1. The complex contents of Australian inequality - Ruth Fincher and Peter Saunders

2. Understanding poverty and social exclusion: Situating Australia internationally - Peter Whiteford

3. Popular discourses and images of poverty and welfare in the news media - Peter Putnis

4. Inequality and the futures of our children - Peter Travers

5. Tackling poverty among indigenous Australians - Boyd Hunter

6. Moving in and out of disadvantage: population mobility and Australian places - Ruth Fincher and Maryann Wulff

7. Beyond impoverished visions of the labour market - Ian Watson and John Buchanan

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ISBN: 9781865083421
ISBN-10: 1865083429
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st March 2001
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1