The Deprivation Approach to Poverty: Analysis and Implementation

Australia lags behind other countries in relying solely on income to identify and measure poverty. In contrast, the deprivation approach adopts a broader living standards perspective which identifies poverty as an inability to afford basic necessities and develops measures that embody community views about what is an acceptable minimum. This project will address this deficit by building on a decade of ARC-funded research to analyse important new data and provide a comprehensive national picture of deprivation, test the robustness of alternative measurement methodologies, undertake comparisons with selected European countries and develop new academically robust methods to guide future research, data collection and practical applications.

Funding Agency

Australian Research Council - Discovery Program

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