Social Issues

Social Disadvantage in Australia

Posted on: Tue 14 Jul 2020

Understandings of social disadvantage and inequality in Australia are still emerging, with statistics predominantly consisting of superficial income-based assessment.

In reality, disadvantage is a highly multi-faceted issue – involving health, access to education as well as a massive range of other social markers.

Findings from the recent expansion of the ABS socioeconomic index by Centre for Social Research and Methods at Australian National University have determined how different electorates nationwide are impacted by disadvantage.

Director of the Centre for Economic Policy Research at Australian National University, Ben Phillips, joined Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to elaborate on his research with the team at ANU.

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Produced by Leon Bishop


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