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released: 13 Dec 2001 author: AIHW media release

Australia's Welfare is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national information on welfare services in Australia. Topics include welfare services expenditure, children's and family services, child protection, housing assistance, crisis accommodation and support services, aged care services and disability services. Australia's Welfare 2001 features special chapters on the trend away from institutional care towards community-based care and on the measurement of welfare in contemporary Australia.

ISSN 1321 1455; ISBN 978 1 74024 154 0; Cat. no. AUS 24; 506pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (501KPDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Letter of transmittal
    • Contributors
    • Contents
    • Preface
    • Symbols
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (40KPDF)

      1. Government policy initiatives
      2. Developments in community services and housing information
      3. Performance indicators and data development
      4. ABS activities
      5. Developments in longitudinal data and cross-sectoral analysis
    2. Welfare services resources (170KPDF)
      1. Introduction
      2. Total resources
      3. The contribution of the households sector
      4. The community services workforce
      5. Monetary expenditure on welfare services
      6. International comparisons
      7. Summary
    3. Assistance for housing (207KPDF)
      1. Introduction
      2. The economic and social background
      3. Housing services and assistance
      4. Housing assistance to Indigenous Australians
      5. Data development
      6. Conclusion
    4. Deinstitutionalisation: the move towards community-based care (181KPDF)
      1. Introduction
      2. From institution to community
      3. Analysing the census data
      4. Specific policy areas
      5. Conclusion
    5. Children's and family services (226KPDF)
      1. Introduction
      2. Families and children in Australia
      3. Assistance for families
      4. Child care and preschool services
      5. Child protection and out-of-home care services
      6. Adoptions
      7. Data developments
      8. Conclusion
    6. Aged care (232KPDF)
      1. Introduction
      2. The need for care
      3. Service provision
      4. Outcomes
      5. Summary
    7. Disability services (359KPDF)
      1. Introduction
      2. Prevalence of disability and need for assistance
      3. Services and assistance
      4. Outcomes
      5. Conclusion
    8. Services for homeless people (181KPDF)
      1. Introduction
      2. Concepts of homelessness
      3. Services available
      4. Demand for services
      5. Assistance to SAAP clients
    9. Needs, interventions, outcomes: measurement frameworks (157KPDF)
      1. Introduction
      2. Frameworks for measuring welfare and service performance
      3. Developing indicators of welfare
      4. Future directions
  • End matter

Recommended citation

AIHW 2001. Australia's welfare 2001. Australia's welfare no. 5. Cat. no. AUS 24. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 10 December 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467307>.

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