Policy Research Series

The Policy Research series enabled the department to disseminate information, data and analysis that stemmed from major research projects and evaluations. The papers covered policy options, recommendations about program development and tabled project findings for public use.

Issue no.1 to no.35 were part of the Research Papers series. The series title changed to Policy Research series with issue no.36.

These Research Papers have been archived and can now be located on the National Library of Australia PANDORA website.

  • Number 75: The behaviour and expenditures of non-resident parents during contact visits
    Murray Woods & Associates. May 1999.
     
  • Number 74: Development of indicative budget standards for Australia
    Peter Saunders...[et al], Budget Standards Unit, Social Policy Research Centre. March 1998.
     
  • Number 73: Community-based initiatives: gateways to opportunities
    Barry Smith and Jeff Herbert, Strategic Analysis and Evaluation Branch. October 1997.
     
  • Number 72: Overview of the Australian Private Rental Market
    Housing Ownership Section, Housing and Special Payments Division. October 1996.
     
  • Number 71: Information Technology and Living Standards
    Peter Newton. November 1995.
     
  • Number 70: Facets of Living Standards
    Ruth Weston, Christine Millward and Vivana Lazzarini. October 1995.
     
  • Number 69: Future Social Provision: the Department of Social Security Community Research Project
    Jane Maher and Barry Smith, Strategic Planning Division. June 1996.
     
  • Number 68: Financing Social Security Pensions: the Australian Experience
    David Stanton and Bob Daprè, Family Programs and Services Division. July 1995.
     
  • Number 67: The Social Impact of the Integration of Family Payments
    Horrie Foreman, Family Programs and Services Division. October 1995.
     
  • Number 66: Displaced Homeless Adolescent Claimants for Social Security Payments
    Alan Jordan, Strategic Development Division. May 1995.
     
  • Number 65: Better Incomes for Older Australians: an Evaluation of the 1989/90 and Related Changes to the Australian Age Pension
    Roger Brown, Ken Oliver and David Sunter, Retirement Incomes Policy Section, Social Policy Division. August 1993.
     
  • Number 64: Income Support and Housing Assistance: Submission to the Enquiry into Public Housing by the Industry Commission
    Social Policy Division. September 1993.
     
  • Number 63: Later Life Provision: a Survey of Older People's Retirement Income Decisions
    Reark Research. May 1992.
     
  • Number 62: Jobs, Education and Training [JET]: Evaluation Report
    Dept. of Social Security, Dept. of Employment, Education and Training and Dept. of Health, Housing and Community Services. June 1992.
     
  • Number 61: Rent Assistance Reform 1989-1990: Evaluation Report on Housing Affordability
    Housing, Fringe Benefits and Commonwealth and State Relations Section, Social Policy Division. February 1992.
     
  • Number 60: Unemployment Benefit Replacement Rates
    Bruce Bradbury, Russell Ross and Jennifer Doyle. October 1991.
     
  • Number 59: Costs of Disability: a Survey of the Costs of Disability for People with Disabilities in Labour Force Related Activity
    Peter Wightman and Horrie Foreman, Social Policy Division. October 1991.
     
  • Number 58: Crossing the Barriers: a Survey of the Barriers to Employment for DSS Clients with Disabilities
    Mariann Jonczyk and Terese Smith, Research and Data Analysis Section, Social Policy Division. December 1990.
     
  • Number 57: The Family Allowance Supplement [FAS]: a Cash Payment for Working Families with Children. Evaluation Report
    Tax and Family Assistance Section, Social Policy Division. July 1990.
     
  • Number 56: Finding a Place to Live: the Circumstances of Low Income People in the Private Rental Market
    Karen Wilson, Research and Data Analysis Section, Social Policy Division. December 1989.
     
  • Number 55: Accommodation Costs and Living Arrangements of Private Renters: is There an Equitable Solution?
    Karen Wilson, Research and Data Analysis Section, Social Policy Division. July 1989.
     
  • Number 54: The Circumstances of Long-Term Sickness Beneficiaries: Past, Present and Future. Results of a Survey - February 1988
    Research and Data Analysis Section, Social Policy Division. July 1989.
     
  • Number 53: Income Units Containing Aged Persons - a Profile
    Horrie Foreman, Research and Data Analysis Section, Social Policy Division. March 1988.
     
  • Number 52: The Composition of Households That Contain Pensioners and Beneficiaries: an Analysis of Data From the 1981/82 ABS Survey of Income and Housing
    Simon Lambert, Research and Data Analysis Section, Social Policy Division. May 1988.
     
  • Number 51: Age Pensioners: Types and Amounts of Non-Pension Incomes Received - 1977 to 1987
    Terese Smith, Research and Data Analysis Section, Social Policy Division. April 1988.
     
  • Number 50: Characteristics of Persons Retired and Intending to Retire From Full-Time Work: an Analysis of Published and Unpublished ABS Data
    Annabelle Murray, Research and Data Analysis Section, Social Policy Division. April 1988.
     
  • Number 49: - Cohort Analysis of Unemployment Beneficiaries
    Peter Huta, Research and Data Analysis Section, Social Policy Division. September 1988.
     
  • Number 48: - Sickness Beneficiaries - Trends and Characteristics
    Kathryn Kelly and William Nichol, Research and Data Analysis Section, Social Policy Division. August 1988.
     
  • Number 47: - Invalid Pension, 1970 - 1987: Numbers and Characteristics
    William Nichol, Research and Data Analysis Section, Social Policy Division. August 1988.
     
  • Number 46: - Assistance to Families with Children Through Cash transfers of Tax Credits: a Comparative Study
    Robert Daprè, Social Policy Division. December 1987.
     
  • Number 45: On the Fringe of the Labour Market: an Analysis of Persons Not in the Labour Force at March 1986
    Karen Wilson, Research and Data Analysis Section, Social Policy Division. May 1988.
     
  • Number 44: Veterans of Labour, Veterans of War, Commonwealth Payments to the Aged, 1909 - 1987
    Isi Unikoski, Policy and Research Branch, Social Policy Division. January 1989.
     
  • Number 43: Income Support for Older Women
    Julia Perry, Social Policy Division. October 1988.
     
  • Number 42: Occupational Superannuation Arrangements in Overseas Countries
    Michael Fuery...[et. al], Social Policy Division. September 1988.
     
  • Number 41: Policies Affecting the Labour Force Participation of Older Workers Overseas
    Cathy Walters, Social Policy Division. August 1988.
     
  • Number 40: An Examination of Taxation Arrangements for Couples with Children: Evaluating the Options for Income Splitting
    Jane O'Donohue, Social Policy Division. July 1988.
     
  • Number 39: Survey of Long-Term Sickness Beneficiaries: background papers
    Policy Research Section, Policy and Research Branch, Social Policy Division. March 1988.
     
  • Number 38: Income Support Arrangements for Families with Dependent Children: a Comparative Study of Nine Countries Volumes 1 and 2
    Carol Oxley, Social Policy Division. February 1988.
     
  • Number 37: The Common Treasury: the Distribution of Income to Families and Households, Volumes 1 and 2
    Alan Jordan, Policy and Research Branch, Social Policy Division. February 1988.
     
  • Number 36: Occupation: Unemployed. Trends in Unemployment in Australia 1970 to 1986
    Erica Fisher, Policy and Research Branch, Social Policy Division. August 1987.
     
  • Number 35: Sickness Beneficiaries
    Alan Jordan, Policy and Research Branch, Social Policy Division. February 1987.
     
  • Number 34: An Examination of Invalid Pensioners in Transition to the Labour Force
    Marie Newey, Policy Analysis and Development Branch, Development Division. February 1987.
     
  • Number 33: Overseas Countries' Assistance to Sole Parents
    Robyn Bradley...[et. al], Research and Statistics Branch, Development Division. December 1986.
     
  • Number 32: Overseas Countries' Maintenance Provisions
    Bob Griffiths, Shelley Cooper and Neil McVicar, Research and Statistics Branch, Development Division. December 1986.
     
  • Number 31: - Trends in the Disposable Incomes of Australian Families, 1964/65 to 1985/86
    Jim Moore and Peter Whiteford, Policy Review and Co-ordination Branch, Development Division. December 1986
     
  • Number 30: The 'Greatest Asset Since Child Endowment'?: A Study of Low-Income Working Families Receiving Family Income Supplement
    Jocelyn, Pech, Policy Analysis and Development Branch, Development Division. November 1986.
     
  • Number 29: Issues in Assistance for Families - Horizontal and Vertical Equity Considerations
    Peter Whiteford, Research and Statistics Branch, Development Division. August 1986.
     
  • Number 28: Equity, Tax Reform and Redistribution
    Ann Harding and Peter Whiteford, Policy Review Branch, Development Division. April 1985.
     
  • Number 27: A Family's Needs: Equivalence Scales, Poverty and Social Security
    Peter Whiteford, Development Division. April 1985.
     
  • Number 26: Retirement Income Provisions Overseas
    Research and Statistics Branch, Development Division. April 1984.
     
  • Number 25: The Economic and Social Circumstances of the Aged
    Cheryl Hammond and Jenni Newton. April 1984.
     
  • Number 24: Government Support of Retirement Incomes in Australia
    Owen Donald, Policy Research Branch, Development Division. April 1984.
     
  • Number 23: Permanent Incapacity: Invalid Pension in Australia
    Alan Jordan, Development Division. April 1984.
     
  • Number 22: Some Implications of the Interaction of the Personal Income Taxation and Social Security Systems
    Judy Raymond and Peter Whiteford, Policy Research Branch, Development Division. March 1984.
     
  • Number 21: Survey of Morbidity Characteristics of Children Receiving Handicapped Child's Allowance, 14 March 1982
    Research and Statistics Branch, Development Division. December 1983.
     
  • Number 20: Developments in Social Security: a Compendium of Legislative Changes Since 1908
    Research and Statistics Branch, Development Division. June 1983.
     
  • Number 19: Financing Social Security: an Analysis of the Contributory 'Social Insurance' Approach
    David Ingles, Development Division. June 1982.
     
  • Number 18: Sole Parents on Pension: a Sample Survey of Class 'A' Widow Pensioners and Supporting Parent Beneficiaries
    Alan Jordan, Research and Statistics Branch, Development Division. June 1982.
     
  • Number 17: Taxation Expenditures: Submission by the Department of Social Security to the Inquiry into Taxation Expenditures by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Expenditure
    David Ingles ...[et. al], Policy Research Branch, Development Division. March 1982.
     
  • Number 16: As His Wife: Social Security Law and Policy on De Facto Marriage
    Alan Jordan, Research and Statistics Branch, Development Division. December 1981.
     
  • Number 15: Population Projections and Social Security
    Jenni Newton, Research and Statistics Branch, Development Division. November 1981.
     
  • Number 14: Statistics on the Distribution of Income and Wealth in Australia
    David Ingles, Research and Statistics Branch, Development Division. October 1981.
     
  • Number 13: - Work Test Failure - a Sample Survey of Terminations of Unemployment Benefit
    Alan Jordan, Research and Statistics Branch, Development Division. June 1981.
     
  • Number 12: Work Incentive Experiments in the United States and Canada
    Peter Whiteford, Research and Statistics Branch, Development Division. June 1981.
     
  • Number 11: The Finance of Social Security: Some Implications of the Interaction Between Social Security and Personal Income Tax
    Andrew Podger, Judy Raymond and Wayne Jackson, Policy Review Branch, Development Division. December 1980.
     
  • Number 10: Survey of Invalid Pensioners October 1979: Data on Major Causes of Invalidity and on Other Impairments 2nd ed.
    Statistics Section, Development Division. October 1981.
     
  • Number 9: The Relationship between the Australian Social Security System and Personal Income Taxation Systems - a Practical Examination
    A. S. Podger, J. E. Raymond and W. S. Jackson, Policy Review Branch, Development Division. December 1980.
     
  • Number 8: Additional Data Requirements of the Department of Social Security
    Research and Statistics Branch, Development Division. April 1980.
     
  • Number 7: Characteristics of Sole Mothers Receiving State Assistance Subsidised Under the States Grants [Deserted Wives] Act
    Philip Gallagher, Social Welfare Division. March 1980.
     
  • Number 6: Research Questions on Income Security for Sole Parents
    Alan Jordan, Research and Statistics Branch, Development Division. March 1980.
     
  • Number 5: A Review of the Characteristics of Sole Parents Assisted under the Social Services Act
    Cheryl Hammond, Research and Statistics Branch, Development Division. March 1980.
     
  • Number 4: Unemployment Statistics in Australia
    Research and Statistics Branch, Development Division. July 1979.
     
  • Number 3: Changing Family Patterns and Social Security Protection: the Australian Scene
    Alan Jordan, Research and Statistics Branch, Development Division. March 1979.
     
  • Number 2: Review of the Characteristics of Long-Term Unemployment Benefit Recipients in Australia 1970-1977
    Research and Statistics Branch, Development Division. November 1978.
     
  • Number 1: Unemployment Benefit Recipients in Australia, 1970-1980: an Analysis [revised]
    Cheryl Hammond, Research and Statistics Branch, Development Division. November 1981.


 

* Indicates the paper was published as a Background paper for the Social Security Review.

Content Updated: 26 June 2012