Income Poverty , Deprivation and Exclusion : A Comparative Study of Australia and Britain

  title={Income Poverty , Deprivation and Exclusion : A Comparative Study of Australia and Britain},
  author={Laura Adelman},
  • Laura Adelman
  • Published 2005
Poverty research has a long history in both Australia and Britain, but its influence on policy remains hostage to political priorities and ideology. This can partly be explained by the acknowledged limitations of defining poverty as low-income and measuring it using an income poverty line. This paper examines two new data sets that allow the income poverty profile to be compared with, and enriched by, the incidence of deprivation and social exclusion, measured using data that directly reflect… CONTINUE READING
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