SOCIAL POLICY AND PRACTICE A

SWP1SPP

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this unit students are introduced to various historical, contemporary and comparative understandings of poverty and inequality. Students examine various definitions and ways to measure poverty, and explore the impact of poverty and inequality on individuals and society. Australian social policy approaches to the alleviation of poverty are explored in relation to various groups at particular risk of poverty.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaureen Long

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA hand up not a hand outPreliminaryAustralian Senate Communities Afairs CommitteeAGPS, 2004.
ReadingsSocial Policy in Australia, Understanding for ActionPreliminaryMcClelland, A. and Smyth, P. (eds)OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, MELBOURNE, 2005.
ReadingsThe Poverty WarsPreliminarySaunders, P.UNIVERSITY OF NSW PRESS, SYDNEY, 2005.

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