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For over 50 years, BSL has produced a wide range of research examining how poverty impacts people’s lives at every stage.
Search below for BSL-authored reports, policy submissions, summaries, working papers, etc. dating back to 2000. For earlier publications, please see note below the search results.
This report prepared for the Affordable Housing Forum documents an investigation of policy options to finance an increased supply of affordable rental housing.Read report
Research report Early days much promise: an evaluation of the Home Instruction Program for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) in Australia
This paper reports the evaluation of a program designed to improve children’s educational attainment and self-esteem in the early years of school, by equipping and supporting parents to undertake lessons with their four and five-year-old children at home.Read report
Research report What value independence? Is it a barrier to HACC services for financially disadvantaged older people?
This Brotherhood of St. Laurence report addresses the question of how people’s views about independence affect the use of community care services such as home care, personal care and delivered meals.Read report
This report describes the process undertaken to develop a Code of Ethical Behaviour at the Brotherhood of St. Laurence, as a means to improve corporate social responsibility.Read report
Note on earlier works
You may find other BSL works from 1999 and earlier, or those authored by non-BSL sources, by searching our BSL library catalogue. BSL series that are no longer published can be found here: Brotherhood Comment or the Social Policy Working Papers .
In addition to our current research topics, BSL has previously undertaken research on the following concepts. We recommend you visit our library catalogue by clicking on these keywords, cost of education ; financial inclusion ; future of work ; inclusive growth ; mutual obligation ; place-based ; refugees and asylum seekers ; and tax reform .
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Click here to read the most recent BSL Annual Reports. You may also access previous BSL Annual Reports in our library catalogue.