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released: 21 Nov 1997 author: AIHW media release

The 1997 edition of Australia's Welfare describes the provision of welfare services in Australia and contains comprehensive information about: welfare expenditure, children's and family services, child protection, housing assistance, crisis accommodation and support services, aged care services and disability services. It also features a special chapter on families and welfare services.

ISSN 1321 1455; ISBN 978 0 642 24746 9; Cat. no. AUS 8; 431pp.; Internet Only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (77K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Letter of transmittal
    • Editors and authors
    • Contents
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgements
    • Symbols
  • Chapters
    1. Introduction (27K PDF)
    2. Welfare services expenditure (201K PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Total expenditure
      • Expenditure by governments
      • Recurrent government welfare services expenditure
      • The contribution of community service organisations
      • Tax expenditures in the community services sector
      • The contribution of volunteers
      • International comparisons of government expenditure on welfare services
      • Summary
    3. Families and welfare services (151K PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Sociodemographic change and families
      • Projections 1996-2006
      • Implications for welfare services
    4. Children's and family services (227K PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Children's services
      • Family support services
      • Summary
    5. Housing assistance (165K PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Services and assistance
      • The recipients
      • The need for and effect of housing assistance
      • Summary
    6. Children in need of protection (134K PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Child abuse and neglect
      • Children on care and protection orders
      • Children in out of home care
      • Adoptions
      • Data development
      • Summary
    7. Services for homeless people (95K PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Assessing need for assistance
      • Services and assistance
      • The recipients of assistance
      • Crisis assistance outcomes
      • Summary
    8. Aged care (243K PDF)
      • Introduction
      • The need for care
      • Service provision
      • Outcomes
      • Summary
    9. Disability services (298K PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Prevalence of disability and need for services
      • Disability services and assistance
      • Outcomes
      • Summary
  • End matter

Recommended citation

AIHW 1997. Australia's welfare 1997: services and assistance. Australia's Welfare 3. Cat. no. AUS 8. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 1 November 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442466922>.