Social Policy in Australia: Understanding for Action

Social Policy in Australia: Understanding for Action

by Alison McClelland, Paul Smyth


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195526868
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/27/2015
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Alison McClelland - a Commissioner with the Productivity Commission. She has previously held senior positions in government, academia and the community sector.

Paul Smyth - Professor of Social Policy, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction to Social Policy
1. What is Social Policy?
2. Values, Concepts and Social Policy Design
3. A Framework for Understanding and Action
4. The Institutional Context for Decisions and Action
Part 2: The Historical, International and Changing Context for Action
5. The Historical Context for Action
6. Australian Social Policy in an International Context
7. Changes and Challenges
Part 3: Areas for Social Policy Action
8. Population: An Ever-present Policy Issue
9. Unemployment Policy: Unemployment, Underemployment and Labour Market Insecurity
10. Social Security Policy: Doing More with Less?
11. Housing Policy: Big Problems but Well Down the Agenda
12. Health Policy: Change and Continuity
13. Education Policy: Issues, Debates and Opportunities in Australian Schooling
14. Community Services: Challenges for the Twenty-first Century
15. Climate Change: A New Challenge for Social Policy
16. Taxation: Paying for Policy

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