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Our publications document Brotherhood research and policy analysis, share learning from evaluations of Brotherhood services, and keep our supporters informed about our work.

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By Marcus Banks and Dina Bowman, 2017

To understand why people on low incomes do or do not take out insurance we need to understand their overall financial circumstances and the multiple risks they face.

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By Dina Bowman, Shelley Mallett and Dairmuid Cooney-O’Donoghue June 2017

In a changing employment and budgetary context, there is renewed interest in the concept of a basic income – a form of social security in which individuals receive a regular, often unconditional payment from either government or a public institution.

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June 2017 (PDF, 38 KB)

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By Dina Bowman, Marcus Banks, Geraldine Fela, Roslyn Russell and Ashton de Silva 2017

Financial wellbeing as a concept has become popular in the fields of social policy, service delivery and personal financial products. This working paper traces the development of the concept.

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March 2017 (PDF, 319 KB)

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August 2014 (PDF file, 130 KB)

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March 2014 (PDF file, 180 KB)

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June 2013 (PDF file, 105 KB)

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July 2011, (PDF file, 76 KB)

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By Eve Bodsworth 2011

A small qualitative study of Saver Plus, a matched savings program designed to assist low-income Australians to build assets and improve their financial capability.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

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