Date Added: Dec 2009
The authors measure the extent of poverty and social exclusion in Australia using data from the Household, Income and Labor Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey. For each individual, they construct a measure of social exclusion that recognizes its multidimensionality, including its potential variability in depth at a point in time and in persistence over time. They distinguish seven dimensions or domains, as proposed in Scutella et al. (2009): material resources; employment; education and skills; health and disability; social; community; and personal safety. For each of these seven domains, several indicators of social exclusion are produced.