Poverty, Inequality and Social Welfare in Australia

  • David Thomas Johnson

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Concepts and Measurement Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Thomas Johnson
      Pages 3-8
    3. David Thomas Johnson
      Pages 9-19
  3. Poverty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. David Thomas Johnson
      Pages 23-35
    3. David Thomas Johnson
      Pages 37-50
    4. David Thomas Johnson
      Pages 51-61
    5. David Thomas Johnson
      Pages 63-81
  4. Inequality and Social Welfare

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. David Thomas Johnson
      Pages 85-100
    3. David Thomas Johnson
      Pages 101-120
  5. Concluding Comments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. David Thomas Johnson
      Pages 139-147
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 149-185

About this book


Poverty, inequality and social welfare are defined in this book. Previous poverty studies are surveyed and a new index of poverty is developed based on everyday meanings, and stressing the individual and relative nature of poverty. Previous definitions of inequality and welfare are described and the relations between them and poverty are explored. New estimates of poverty are made for Australia. Conclusions are derived from comparisons between measured levels of poverty over time and across family types. Previous Australian studies of inequality and welfare are surveyed and new estimates are made for Australia for recent years.


Armut Australia Australien Einkommensverteilung Income Dstribution Poverty Social Policy Sozialpolitik development inequality stress welfare

Authors and affiliations

  • David Thomas Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Applied Economic and Social ResearchUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-0942-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-12729-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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