Table of contents

  • Preliminary material (490KB PDF)
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contributors
    • Contents
    • Preface
    • Symbols
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (92KB PDF)
      • A review of progress in welfare
      • Housing and homelessness
      • Children and young people
      • Ageing and disability
      • The wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
      • Some data issues
      • References
    2. Children, youth and families (313KB PDF)
      1. Introduction
      2. Australia's children and young people
      3. Australian families
      4. Early childhood and school entry
      5. Education and employment
      6. Children and young people at risk
      7. Data developments
      8. Summary
      9. References
    3. Ageing and aged care (353KB PDF)
      1. Introduction
      2. Australia's older population
      3. Work and retirement
      4. Social participation
      5. Retirement income
      6. Support for older people - informal care
      7. Support for older people - aged care services
      8. Accessing services
      9. Client profiles and patterns of service use
      10. Outcomes
      11. Aged care expenditure
      12. Summary
      13. References
    4. Disability and disability services (274KB PDF)
      1. Introduction
      2. Disability in the Australian population
      3. Care, services and assistance
      4. Outcomes
      5. Summary
      6. References
    5. Housing for health and welfare (243KB PDF)
      1. Introduction
      2. Economic and social issues impacting on housing assistance
      3. Summary of housing assistance programs
      4. Current housing policy issues
      5. Pressure for change in delivery of housing assistance
      6. Information issues facing housing assistance
      7. Summary
      8. References
    6. The dynamics of homelessness (232KB PDF)
      1. Introduction
      2. The major program response to homelessness
      3. Who is turned away from SAAP accommodation?
      4. Who counts as homeless?
      5. Homelessness before and after SAAP accommodation
      6. People in SAAP with mental health and problematic substance use issues
      7. Iterative homelessness and SAAP
      8. SAAP data from 1996 - 97 to 2005 - 06
      9. Policy initiatives
      10. Data development
      11. Summary
      12. References
    7. Welfare services resources (226KB PDF)
      1. Introduction
      2. Total financial and human resources for welfare
      3. Expenditure on welfare services
      4. Funding for welfare services
      5. Welfare expenditure
      6. International comparisons
      7. Human resources for welfare services
      8. Community services occupations
      9. Community services industries
      10. Unpaid workforce
      11. Summary
      12. References
    8. Indicators of Australia's welfare (291KB PDF)
      1. Introduction
      2. Healthy living
      3. Autonomy and participation
      4. Social cohesion
      5. Summary
      6. References
  • End matter