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Deprivation Draft Report Prepared for FaCSIA November 2008

Deprivation Draft Report Prepared for FaCSIA November 2008

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Deprivation and Other Indicators of theLiving Standards of Older AustraliansDraft ReportPeter Saunders and Melissa Wong
 
COMMISSIONED BY THE DEPARTMENT OFFAMILIES, HOUSING, COMMUNITY SERVICESAND INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS
Social Policy Research Centre
 November 2008
 
DEPRIVATION AND THE LIVING STANDARDS OF OLDER AUSTRALIANS
i
Contact details
Peter SaundersPhone: +61 (0)2 9385 7806Fax: +61 (0)2 9385 7838Email: p.saunders@unsw.edu.auSocial Policy Research CentreUniversity of New South WalesSydney NSW 2052Australia
 
DEPRIVATION AND THE LIVING STANDARDS OF OLDER AUSTRALIANS
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Contents
List of Tables ................................................................................................................ iii
 
List of Figures ............................................................................................................... iv
 
Executive Summary ...................................................................................................... v
 
1
 
Introduction ......................................................................................................... 1
 
2
 
Measuring the Standard of Living: The Income Approach ............................ 3
 
3
 
The Deprivation Approach ............................................................................... 10
 
4
 
Data and Methods.............................................................................................. 16
 
4.1
 
The CUPSE Survey................................................................................................ 16
 
4.2
 
Sample Selection .................................................................................................... 17
 
4.3
 
 Necessities and Deprivation ................................................................................... 19
 
4.4
 
Other Indicators of Living Standards ..................................................................... 23
 
Objective Indicators .......................................................................................................... 23
 
Subjective Indicators ......................................................................................................... 25
 
5
 
Comparisons by Main Source of Income Categories ..................................... 29
 
5.1
 
Deprivation ............................................................................................................ 29
 
5.2
 
Objective Indicators ............................................................................................... 31
 
5.3
 
Subjective Indicators .............................................................................................. 33
 
6
 
Comparisons within the Age Pensioner Group .............................................. 37
 
6.1
 
Deprivation ............................................................................................................ 37
 
6.2
 
Objective Indicators ............................................................................................... 40
 
6.3
 
Subjective Indicators .............................................................................................. 41
 
7
 
Conclusions ........................................................................................................ 46
 
References .................................................................................................................... 49
 

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