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Poverty

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1966

Institute of Applied Economic & Social Research published the early findings of a survey of living conditions and the extent of poverty in Melbourne:  "The first systematic attempt to estimate the extent of poverty in Australia was undertaken by researchers at the Melbourne University's Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (IAESR). The research team, led by IAESR Director Professor Ronald Henderson estimated the extent of poverty in Melbourne using a poverty line based on a two-adult, two-child family set at an income equal to the value of the basic wage plus child endowment payments. The study found that one in sixteen of Melbourne's population was living in poverty in 1966." [1]

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  1. "The research team, led by IAESR Director Professor Ronald Henderson, conducted a survey of living conditions in Melbourne and estimated the extent of poverty in Melbourne using a poverty line based on a two-adult, two-child family set at an income equal to the value of the basic wage plus child endowment payments. The study found that one in sixteen of Melbourne's population was living in poverty in 1966." (From Chapter 3, Poverty and inequality in Australia, in "A hand up not a hand out: Renewing the fight against poverty" (a report on poverty and financial hardship by the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs 11 March 2004) The survey was published as Harper, R.J.A. "1967 Survey of living conditions in Melbourne - 1966" in the Economic Record vol.43, no.102, pp.262-288. See also Henderson, R.F. et al "People in Poverty - A Melbourne Survey" (with Supplement) 1975 (BSL Library 301.441 HEN)

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