Money Minded Impact Report 2016: The role of financial education in a family violence context – RMIT

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract Family violence affects all layers of society – individuals, families, communities, businesses and government. The impacts are extensive to all, but particularly to women. ANZ commissioned this research to explore the role of financial institutions in addressing the issues that arise from family violence. The role of all businesses includes a … [Read More] Money Minded Impact Report 2016: The role of financial education in a family violence context – RMIT

Do debts lead to disability pension? Evidence from a 15-year follow-up of 54,000 Finnish men and women – Journal of European Social Policy

ABSTRACT While over-indebtedness has emerged as a new social risk among Europeans as a consequence of economic recessions, its associations with health and disability are poorly understood. This study utilises longitudinal, register-based data to assess the associations of over-indebtedness with disability retirement. Severely over-indebted people were identified from the Finnish credit information register. For each … [Read More] Do debts lead to disability pension? Evidence from a 15-year follow-up of 54,000 Finnish men and women – Journal of European Social Policy

Inclusive financial literacy education for inspiring a critical financial consciousness: an experiment in partnership with marginalised youth – International Journal of Inclusive Education

ABSTRACT In the absence of critical inquiry, traditional financial literacy education risks socialising economically marginalised groups into an acceptance of the very power structures that created their marginalisation in the first place. The instructor-facilitator seeking to confront the challenge of promoting critical thinking about a subject widely accepted to be factual and esoteric faces considerable … [Read More] Inclusive financial literacy education for inspiring a critical financial consciousness: an experiment in partnership with marginalised youth – International Journal of Inclusive Education

Telecommunications affordability report shows those on low incomes missing out – ACCAN & SACOSS

Media Release A major report into telecommunications affordability today launched jointly by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and the South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) highlights concerns about low-income consumers in staying connected to telecommunications services. The report, Connectivity Costs: Telecommunications Affordability for Low-Income Australians, which was based on a survey of … [Read More] Telecommunications affordability report shows those on low incomes missing out – ACCAN & SACOSS

The High Cost of Economic Abuse in Relationships – Motto

Extract from an article by Jessie Van Amburg October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and according to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one in three women have experienced some form of violence or intimidation in a romantic relationship. Women are the victims of 76% of reported cases of domestic violence. But domestic violence doesn’t … [Read More] The High Cost of Economic Abuse in Relationships – Motto

Children with disabilities and trajectories of parents’ unsecured debt across the life course – Social Science Research

ABSTRACT Prior research shows that having a child with a disability is economically burdensome for parents but we know little about whether this burden extends to unsecured debt. In this study, we examine the link between having a child with a disability that manifests between birth and age 4 and subsequent trajectories in unsecured household … [Read More] Children with disabilities and trajectories of parents’ unsecured debt across the life course – Social Science Research

Domestic violence and women’s economic security: Building Australia’s capacity for prevention and redress: Final report – ANROWS

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety’s (ANROWS) final report – Domestic violence and women’s economic security: building Australia’s capacity for prevention and redress – has been released. The report reinforces the way domestic violence contributes to high levels of financial stress among Australian women, influencing decisions about leaving violent relationships and women’s financial circumstances … [Read More] Domestic violence and women’s economic security: Building Australia’s capacity for prevention and redress: Final report – ANROWS

How the housing boom is remaking Australia’s social class structure – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Ilan Wiesel The relentless housing boom in Australia’s cities, especially Melbourne and Sydney, is often framed as an intergenerational conflict in which younger generations are being priced out of the market by baby boomers. However, sociological theories of social class suggest parents’ wealth and social status will eventually be passed onto … [Read More] How the housing boom is remaking Australia’s social class structure – The Conversation

What impact do house prices have on household debt and labour supply in Australia? AHURI

Extract Households accumulate debt as house prices increase leaving them vulnerable to housing and labour market shocks. House price increases also potentially promote or dampen labour supply and labour force productivity. KEY POINTS There is a strong relationship between house price changes and household indebtedness in Australia. Our results show that a $1,000 (2013 AUD) … [Read More] What impact do house prices have on household debt and labour supply in Australia? AHURI

How we can counter a system that shuts out women suffering economic hardship – Women’s Agenda

Extract from an article by Katelijne Lenearts We often hear, “it’s the little things that matter”, those little daily details that can be the difference between our lives being just bearable and being pleasurable. And perhaps the older you get, the more this becomes true. You might need someone to help you up some stairs, across … [Read More] How we can counter a system that shuts out women suffering economic hardship – Women’s Agenda

Increasing personal resilience will not fix structural unfairness – The Power to Persuade

Extract from an article be Gerard Brody and David Tennant Gerard Brody is the CEO of the Consumer Action Law Centre and David Tennant CEO of Shepparton–based FamilyCare. Both participated in the Advisory Committee for the CSI/NAB Financial Resilience in Australia 2015 Research. The National Australia Bank has made significant investments in addressing financial disadvantage and … [Read More] Increasing personal resilience will not fix structural unfairness – The Power to Persuade

Investigating fuel poverty in the transport sector: Toward a composite indicator of vulnerability – Energy Research & Social Science

ABSTRACT This paper investigates the issue of fuel poverty and of its measurement in the transport sector. We seek to identify households who run the risk of facing difficulties if fuel prices increase. We show that fuel poverty indicators from the domestic sector are not satisfactory in this regard. They fail to take into account … [Read More] Investigating fuel poverty in the transport sector: Toward a composite indicator of vulnerability – Energy Research & Social Science

Electricity costs still Aussie householders’ biggest concern – CHOICE

Extract from an article by Kate Browne After two years of tracking how Australian consumers are feeling about financial pressures, the latest CHOICE Consumer Pulse has revealed some clear medium-term trends including ongoing concerns about the cost of electricity and superannuation. The CHOICE Consumer Pulse is a quarterly, nationally representative survey designed to measure Australians’ … [Read More] Electricity costs still Aussie householders’ biggest concern – CHOICE

Too rich to be poor, too poor to get by (US) – Narratively

Extract from an article by Lili Holzer-Glier Millions of American families have incomes just above the federal poverty level—and the cutoff for many benefit programs—but still just barely eke out a living. Aline of wilting people snakes across the busy Brooklyn sidewalk. Families cluster beneath a few sparse trees and flatten themselves under narrow awnings, some … [Read More] Too rich to be poor, too poor to get by (US) – Narratively

ICAN social enterprise focused on financial well-being – ICAN

Extract ICAN has an exciting new venture underway that will increase professional development opportunities in the national financial counselling, capability and resilience sectors. Bernadette Pasco, ICAN’s newly appointed Business & Sector Development Manager will lead the development of ‘ICAN Learn’, the working title of a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) ‘Social Enterprise’ that will open for … [Read More] ICAN social enterprise focused on financial well-being – ICAN

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