Yuvisthi Naidoo

Research Fellow

Dr Yuvisthi Naidoo (BEc (Econometrics Hons); Master of Policy Studies; PhD)  is a Research Fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre. She is a social policy researcher and quantitative research analyst whose focus is on social disadvantage and social indicators specialising in poverty and inequality; deprivation and social exclusion; well-being and ageing societies. She has extensive experience working on Australian Research Council funded projects on poverty, deprivation and social exclusion in Australia, with the most research project involving cross-national comparison of deprivation amongst European countries. Before joining the SPRC, Yuvisthi worked for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute on sustainable housing and support options for older homeless people. Prior to joining academic, Yuvisthi spent many years working in marketing and market research in the corporate sector, with consumer goods conglomerate Unilever; information technology company IBM; and strategic research consultancy Stancombe Research and Planning.

Yuvisthi completed her PhD in 2017 as the recipient of the Australian Institute of Population Ageing Research Scholarship (now known as the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research). Her thesis involved developing a set of economic metrics and a social indicator well-being framework to measure the economic standard of living and multi-dimensional well-being of individuals and applying the conceptual and methodological framework to analysis of older Australians.

Research Areas

Poverty and Inequality

Deprivation and Social Exclusion

Ageing and the Life Course

Publications

Books
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Saunders PG; Naidoo YS; Griffiths M, 2007, Towards new indicators of disadvantage: deprivation and social exclusion in Australia, University of New South Wales, Sydney
2007
Book Chapters
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Naidoo Y, 2019, 'Poverty, Deprivation and Well-being', in , Social Sciences Academic Press (China), China, pp. 26 - 63
2019
Saunders PG; Naidoo YS, 2019, 'Poverty as Relative Deprivation: Application, Analysis and Implications for Social Security', in Social Security Reform: Revisiting Henderson, Poverty and Basic Income, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
2019
Conference Papers
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Naidoo Y, 2007, 'The Impact of Unemployment on Well-being and Happiness in Australia', Fourteenth International Research Seminar on Issues in Social Security, Foundation for International Studies of Social Security, Sigtuna, presented at Fourteenth International Research Seminar on Issues in Social Security, Foundation for International Studies of Social Security, Sigtuna, 15 - 17 June 2007
2007
Naidoo Y, 2007, 'The Impact of Unemployment on Well-being and Happiness in Australia', Sigtuna, presented at Fourteenth International Research Seminar on Issues in Social Security, Foundation for International Studies of Social Security, Sigtuna, 15 June 2007 - 17 June 2007
2007
Conference Presentations
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Saunders P; Naidoo Y, 2019, 'Explaining the Low Overlap between Income Poverty and Material Deprivation: Evidence for Australia', presented at Yuvisthi Naidoo, UNSW, Sydney, 09 September 2019 - 11 September 2019
2019
Naidoo Y, 2018, 'Child Poverty in Australia: Examining the Impact of Different Approaches and Measures', presented at World Social Sciences Forum on Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures, Fukuoka, 25 September 2018 - 28 September 2018
2018
Saunders PG; Naidoo YS, 2018, 'Poverty as relative deprivation: application, analysis and implications for social security', presented at Social Security Reform: Revisiting Henderson and Basic Income, Melbourne, 15 February 2018 - 16 February 2018
2018
Naidoo Y, 2018, 'Child Poverty in Australia: Examining the Impact of Different Approaches and Measures', presented at World Social Sciences Forum on Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures, Fukuoka, 25 - 28 September 2018
2018
Naidoo YS, 2017, 'What matters to older people? The role of economics to older people’s well-being', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 25 September 2017 - 28 February 2017
2017
Saunders PG; Naidoo YS, 2017, 'Poverty and deprivation in Australia: towards better measures and improved understanding', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney, 25 September 2017 - 27 September 2017
2017
Naidoo YS; Saunders PG; Bedford M, 2017, 'A child-centred approach to measuring child poverty: initial findings of a NSW Study', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 25 September 2017 - 27 September 2017
2017
Naidoo YS, 2015, 'Multi-dimensional well-being of older people – A case study of older Australians', presented at Foundation for International Studies on Social Security, Sigtuna, 08 June 2015 - 10 June 2015
2015
Naidoo YS, 2015, 'Incorporating the ‘economic’ and ‘non-economic’ to understand the standard of living and well-being of older people – A case study of older Australians', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney, 27 September 2015 - 29 September 2015
2015
Naidoo YS; Morris AM, 2014, 'The centrality of housing tenure: Further perspectives on the lives of older public and private renters in Australia', presented at XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology on Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokoham, 13 July 2014 - 18 July 2014
2014
Saunders PG; Naidoo YS, 2014, 'Examining the Impact of In-Kind Housing and Health Benefits on Poverty among Older Australians', presented at XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology on Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokohama, 13 July 2014 - 18 July 2014
2014
Naidoo YS, 2014, 'Integrating Income and Wealth into a Consumption Model for Older Australians', presented at U21 Graduate Research Conference, University of Auckland, Auckland, 01 July 2014 - 04 July 2014
2014
Naidoo YS, 2012, 'Moving beyond income in measuring economic living standards – A case study of Older Australians', presented at Foundation for International Studies on Social Security, Sitguna, 18 June 2012 - 20 June 2012
2012
Naidoo YS; Saunders PG; Zhu A, 2008, 'Social Exclusion, Deprivation and the Well-being on Australian Families', presented at Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne, 09 July 2008 - 11 July 2008
2008
Saunders PG; Naidoo YS, 2007, 'The Impact of Unemployment on Well-Being and Happiness in Australia', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 11 July 2007 - 13 July 2007
2007
Saunders PG; Naidoo YS; Bedford M, 2007, 'Left Out and Missing Out – Deprivation and Social Exclusion in Australia', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 11 July 2007 - 13 July 2007
2007
Judd B; Naidoo YS; Kavanagh K; Morris A, 2003, 'In Search of a Home: Investigating the Housing and Support Needs of Older Homeless People', presented at Housing Futures in an Ageing Australia Conference, Melbourne, 03 November 2003 - 04 November 2003
2003
Naidoo Y, 'Expanding Notions of Economic Living Standards and its Relationship to Subjective Well-being', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 09 September 2019 - 11 September 2019
Conference Proceedings (Editor of)
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2007, 'Poverty, deprivation and human rights', 6th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, University of New South Wales, presented at 6th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, University of New South Wales, 10 December 2007 - 11 December 2007
2007
Journal articles
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Naidoo Y, 2019, 'A Multi-dimensional Individual Well-Being Framework: With an Application to Older Australians', Social Indicators Research, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-019-02132-w
2019
Saunders P; Brown JE; Bedford M; Naidoo Y, 2019, 'Child deprivation in Australia: A child-focused approach', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 54, pp. 4 - 21,
2019
Naidoo Y, 2019, 'Comparing the Implications of Expanded Income-Based Measures of Living Standards with an Application to Older Australians', Journal of Social Policy, vol. 48, pp. 83 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0047279418000296
2019
Naidoo Y, 2019, 'Child Deprivation in Australia: A Child-focused Approach', Australian Journal of Social Issues
2019
Saunders PG; Naidoo YS, 2018, 'Mapping the Australian Poverty Profile: A Multidimensional Deprivation Approach', The Australian Economic Review, vol. 51, pp. 336 - 350, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8462.12266
2018
Saunders PG; Naidoo YS, 2009, 'Poverty, deprivation and consistent poverty', The Economic Record, vol. 85, pp. 417 - 432, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4932.2009.00565.x
2009
Saunders PG; Naidoo YS; Griffiths MJ, 2008, 'Towards new indicators of disadvantage: Deprivation and social exclusion in Australia', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 43, pp. 175 - 194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1839-4655.2008.tb00097.x
2008
Saunders PG; Naidoo YS, 2007, 'The deprivation approach and the attainment of human rights, evidence for Australia', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 13, pp. 137 - 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323238X.2008.11910837
2007
Morris A; Judd BH; Naidoo YS; Kavanagh K, 2005, 'Older marginalised people: pathways into and out of a marginal housing situation', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 11, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323238X.2005.11910795
2005
Judd BH; Kavanagh D; Morris A; Naidoo YS, 2005, 'Housing and Support Options for Older People Who are Homeless', Research and Policy Bulletin, pp. 1 - 4, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/research-and-policy-bulletins/61
2005
Naidoo YS; Morris A; Judd B; Kavanagh K, 2003, 'Achieving Sustainable Outcomes for Older Homeless People', Parity, vol. 16, pp. 12 - 13, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=054235874756506;res=IELHSS;subject=Media
2003
Naidoo Y, 'A Multi-dimensional Individual Well-Being Framework: With an Application to Older Australians', Social Indicators Research,
Reports
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Saunders P; Bedford M; Brown J; Naidoo Y; Adamson E, 2018, Material Deprivation and Social Exclusion Among Young Australians: A child-focused approach, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5bd2aacfb0112
2018
Judd B; Morris A; Kavanagh K; Naidoo YS, 2004, Housing Options and Independent Living: Sustainable Outcomes for Older People Who are Homeless, Final Report, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne
2004
Judd B; Morris AM; Naidoo YS; Kavanagh K, 2003, Housing Options and Independent Living: Sustainable Outcomes for Older People Who are Homeless, Positioning Paper, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
2003
Theses / Dissertations
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