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Down and outPoverty and exclusion in Australia$
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Peter Saunders

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847428394

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847428394.001.0001

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Introduction and overview

Introduction and overview

(p.1) one Introduction and overview
Down and out

Peter Saunders

Policy Press

This chapter provides an overview of three of the main forms of social disadvantage — poverty, deprivation, and exclusion. It discusses what these terms mean, how we think about them, how we measure them, how they related to each other, and what needs to be done about them. It draws on international (mainly European) ideas and policy debates and although the evidence presented is Australian, the arguments, findings, and their interpretation apply more generally. It explores the similarities and differences between poverty, deprivation, and exclusion and identifies the factors that connect them together in circumstances, in order to understand the nature of social disadvantage in modern societies like Australia.

Keywords:   social disadvantage, poverty, deprivation, exclusion, policy, policy debates, Australian

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