Australian Social Policy 2004 - Contents




Author:  Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

This publication contains current research and analysis on a broad range of issues topical to Australia's social policy and its administration.

Major Articles

  • '"More than just play dough" - a preliminary assessment of the contribution of child care to the Australian economy', by Jay Martin.
  • 'Addressing mental health problems as a strategy to promote employment: an overview of interventions and approaches', by Peter Butterworth and Helen Berry.
  • 'Education, work and fertility: a HILDA survey based analysis', by Habtemariam Tesfaghiorghis.


Book Reviews

  • Clive Hamilton, Growth fetish (Reviewer: Darian Clark)
  • Phillip Mendes, Australia's welfare wars: the players, the politics and the ideologies (Reviewers: Alison Smith and Bruce Smith)
  • Barbara Pocock, The work/life collision (Reviewers: Claudia Zines with Ruth Ragless)

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