Dr Yuvisthi Naidoo
Research Fellow

Dr Yuvisthi Naidoo

BEc (Econometrics Hons) USyd; Masters of Policy Studies UNSW; PhD UNSW

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Dr Yuvisthi Naidoo (BEc (Econometrics Hons); Master of Policy Studies; PhD)  is a Research Fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre. She is a social policy researcher and quantitative research analyst whose focus is on social disadvantage and social indicators specialising in poverty and inequality; deprivation and social exclusion; well-being and ageing societies. She has extensive experience working on Australian Research Council funded projects on poverty, deprivation and social exclusion in Australia, with the most research project involving cross-national comparison of deprivation amongst European countries. Before joining the SPRC, Yuvisthi worked for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute on sustainable housing and support options for older homeless people. Prior to joining academic, Yuvisthi spent many years working in marketing and market research in the corporate sector, with consumer goods conglomerate Unilever; information technology company IBM; and strategic research consultancy Stancombe Research and Planning.

Yuvisthi completed her PhD in 2017 as the recipient of the Australian Institute of Population Ageing Research Scholarship (now known as the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research). Her thesis involved developing a set of economic metrics and a social indicator well-being framework to measure the economic standard of living and multi-dimensional well-being of individuals and applying the conceptual and methodological framework to analysis of older Australians.

Research Areas

Poverty and Inequality

Deprivation and Social Exclusion

Ageing and the Life Course

Phone
+612 93857840
Location
252 Goodsell Building
  • Books | 2007
    Saunders PG; Naidoo YS; Griffiths M, 2007, Towards new indicators of disadvantage: deprivation and social exclusion in Australia, University of New South Wales, Sydney, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Report12_07_Deprivation_and_exclusion_in_Australia.pdf
  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Naidoo Y, 2019, 'Poverty, Deprivation and Well-being', in Anti-Poverty from theories to practices, Social Sciences Academic Press (China), China, pp. 26 - 63
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Saunders PG; Naidoo YS, 2019, 'Poverty as Relative Deprivation: Application, Analysis and Implications for Social Security', in Revisiting Henderson: Poverty, social security and basic income, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Saunders P; Naidoo Y; Wong M, 2022, 'Are recent trends in poverty and deprivation in Australia consistent with trickle-down effects?', Economic and Labour Relations Review, pp. 103530462211127 - 103530462211127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10353046221112715
    Journal articles | 2022
    Saunders P; Naidoo Y; Wong M, 2022, 'Comparing the Monetary and Living Standards Approaches to Poverty Using the Australian Experience', Social Indicators Research, vol. 162, pp. 1365 - 1385, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-022-02888-8
    Journal articles | 2022
    Saunders P; Naidoo Y; Wong M, 2022, 'The crumbling pillar: Assessing the impact of housing costs on recent trends in poverty and deprivation in Australia', International Journal of Social Welfare, vol. 31, pp. 421 - 432, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijsw.12549
    Journal articles | 2020
    Saunders P; Naidoo Y, 2020, 'The overlap between income poverty and material deprivation: Sensitivity evidence for Australia', Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, vol. 28, pp. 187 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/175982720X15791323755614
    Journal articles | 2019
    Naidoo Y, 2019, 'A Multi-dimensional Individual Well-Being Framework: With an Application to Older Australians', Social Indicators Research, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-019-02132-w
    Journal articles | 2019
    Naidoo Y, 2019, 'Comparing the Implications of Expanded Income-Based Measures of Living Standards with an Application to Older Australians', Journal of Social Policy, vol. 48, pp. 83 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0047279418000296
    Journal articles | 2019
    Saunders P; Brown J; Bedford M; Naidoo Y, 2019, 'Child Deprivation in Australia: A Child-focused Approach', Australian Journal of Social Issues, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajs4.61
    Journal articles | 2018
    Saunders PG; Naidoo YS, 2018, 'Mapping the Australian Poverty Profile: A Multidimensional Deprivation Approach', The Australian Economic Review, vol. 51, pp. 336 - 350, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8462.12266
    Journal articles | 2009
    Saunders PG; Naidoo YS, 2009, 'Poverty, deprivation and consistent poverty', The Economic Record, vol. 85, pp. 417 - 432, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4932.2009.00565.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Saunders PG; Naidoo YS; Griffiths MJ, 2008, 'Towards new indicators of disadvantage: Deprivation and social exclusion in Australia', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 43, pp. 175 - 194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1839-4655.2008.tb00097.x
    Journal articles | 2007
    Saunders PG; Naidoo YS, 2007, 'The deprivation approach and the attainment of human rights, evidence for Australia', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 13, pp. 137 - 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323238X.2008.11910837
    Journal articles | 2005
    Judd BH; Kavanagh D; Morris A; Naidoo YS, 2005, 'Housing and Support Options for Older People Who are Homeless', Research and Policy Bulletin, pp. 1 - 4, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/research-and-policy-bulletins/61
    Journal articles | 2005
    Morris A; Judd BH; Naidoo YS; Kavanagh K, 2005, 'Older marginalised people: pathways into and out of a marginal housing situation', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 11, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323238X.2005.11910795
    Journal articles | 2003
    Naidoo YS; Morris A; Judd B; Kavanagh K, 2003, 'Achieving Sustainable Outcomes for Older Homeless People', Parity, vol. 16, pp. 12 - 13, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=054235874756506;res=IELHSS;subject=Media
  • Reports | 2021
    de Leeuw E; Fatema K; Sitas F; Naidoo Y; Treloar C; Phillips J; Dorsch P; Goldie C, 2021, Work, income and health inequity: A snapshot of the evidence, ACOSS/UNSW Sydney poverty and Inequality Partnership Report
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Naidoo Y, 2019, 'Expanding Notions of Economic Living Standards and its Relationship to Subjective Well-being', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 09 September 2019 - 11 September 2019
    Reports | 2019
    Naidoo Y; Christine E; kylie V, 2019, Review of Launchpad Youth Community’s Housing Support Programs for Young People, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Saunders P; Naidoo Y, 2019, 'Explaining the Low Overlap between Income Poverty and Material Deprivation: Evidence for Australia', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 09 September 2019 - 11 September 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Saunders P; Naidoo Y, 2019, 'Explaining the Low Overlap between Income Poverty and Material Deprivation: Evidence for Australia', presented at Foundation for International Studies on Social Security, Sigtuna, 10 June 2019 - 11 June 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Naidoo Y, 2018, 'Child Poverty in Australia: Examining the Impact of Different Approaches and Measures', presented at World Social Sciences Forum on Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures, Fukuoka, 25 September 2018 - 28 September 2018
    Reports | 2018
    Saunders P; Bedford M; Brown J; Naidoo Y; Adamson E, 2018, Material Deprivation and Social Exclusion Among Young Australians: A child-focused approach, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5bd2aacfb0112
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Saunders PG; Naidoo YS, 2018, 'Poverty as relative deprivation: application, analysis and implications for social security', presented at Social Security Reform: Revisiting Henderson and Basic Income, Melbourne, 15 February 2018 - 16 February 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Naidoo YS, 2017, 'What matters to older people? The role of economics to older people’s well-being', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 25 September 2017 - 28 February 2017
    Theses / Dissertations | 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Naidoo YS; Saunders PG; Bedford M, 2017, 'A child-centred approach to measuring child poverty: initial findings of a NSW Study', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 25 September 2017 - 27 September 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Saunders P; Naidoo Y, 2017, 'Poverty and Deprivation in Australia: Towards Better Measures and Improved Understanding', presented at Foundation for International Studies on Social Security, Sigtuna, 05 June 2017 - 07 June 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Saunders PG; Naidoo YS, 2017, 'Poverty and deprivation in Australia: towards better measures and improved understanding', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney, 25 September 2017 - 27 September 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Naidoo YS, 2015, 'Incorporating the ‘economic’ and ‘non-economic’ to understand the standard of living and well-being of older people – A case study of older Australians', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney, 27 September 2015 - 29 September 2015
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Naidoo YS, 2015, 'Multi-dimensional well-being of older people – A case study of older Australians', presented at Foundation for International Studies on Social Security, Sigtuna, 08 June 2015 - 10 June 2015
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Naidoo YS, 2014, 'Integrating Income and Wealth into a Consumption Model for Older Australians', presented at U21 Graduate Research Conference, University of Auckland, Auckland, 01 July 2014 - 04 July 2014
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Naidoo YS; Morris AM, 2014, 'The centrality of housing tenure: Further perspectives on the lives of older public and private renters in Australia', presented at XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology on Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokoham, 13 July 2014 - 18 July 2014
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Saunders PG; Naidoo YS, 2014, 'Examining the Impact of In-Kind Housing and Health Benefits on Poverty among Older Australians', presented at XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology on Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology, Yokohama, 13 July 2014 - 18 July 2014
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Naidoo YS, 2012, 'Moving beyond income in measuring economic living standards – A case study of Older Australians', presented at Foundation for International Studies on Social Security, Sitguna, 18 June 2012 - 20 June 2012
    Conference Presentations | 2008
    Naidoo YS; Saunders PG; Zhu A, 2008, 'Social Exclusion, Deprivation and the Well-being on Australian Families', presented at Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne, 09 July 2008 - 11 July 2008
    Conference Proceedings (Editor of) | 2007
    2007, 'Poverty, deprivation and human rights', 6th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, University of New South Wales, presented at 6th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, University of New South Wales, 10 December 2007 - 11 December 2007
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Naidoo Y, 2007, 'The Impact of Unemployment on Well-being and Happiness in Australia', Sigtuna, presented at Fourteenth International Research Seminar on Issues in Social Security, Foundation for International Studies of Social Security, Sigtuna, 15 June 2007 - 17 June 2007
    Conference Presentations | 2007
    Saunders PG; Naidoo YS, 2007, 'The Impact of Unemployment on Well-Being and Happiness in Australia', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 11 July 2007 - 13 July 2007
    Conference Presentations | 2007
    Saunders PG; Naidoo YS; Bedford M, 2007, 'Left Out and Missing Out – Deprivation and Social Exclusion in Australia', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, UNSW, Sydney, 11 July 2007 - 13 July 2007
    Reports | 2004
    Judd B; Morris A; Kavanagh K; Naidoo YS, 2004, Housing Options and Independent Living: Sustainable Outcomes for Older People Who are Homeless, Final Report, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/62
    Reports | 2003
    Judd B; Morris AM; Naidoo YS; Kavanagh K, 2003, Housing Options and Independent Living: Sustainable Outcomes for Older People Who are Homeless, Positioning Paper, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/position-papers/60
    Conference Presentations | 2003
    Judd B; Naidoo YS; Kavanagh K; Morris A, 2003, 'In Search of a Home: Investigating the Housing and Support Needs of Older Homeless People', presented at Housing Futures in an Ageing Australia Conference, Melbourne, 03 November 2003 - 04 November 2003

Nominated, FASS Dean's Best Doctoral Thesis Award, 2018

 

Australian Institute of Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), PhD Scholarship, 2008

 

 

UNSW/ACOSS Poverty and Inequality Partnership Steering Committee

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Board, Elected Member, 2019-2021

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Early Career Academic Network Committee, 2018-2019

SPRC Seminar Coordinator, 2019-2021

Economic and Labour Relations Review, Editorial Board

Social Inclusion, Editorial Board, 2019-2021

The Australian Sociological Association, Member

Australian Social Policy Association, Member

International Sociological Association, Member of RC55 on Social Indicators, RC19 on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy; and RC11 on Sociology of Ageing

UNSW Women in Research Network, Member

My Teaching

Research Supervision:

Yuvisthi Naidoo welcomes enquiries from prospective Higher Degree Research candidates with an interest in social policy and the welfare state; the measurement and understanding of poverty and inequality; ageing societies; well-being and social indicator frameworks.

 

Teaching Areas:

Poverty, Deprivation and Well-being

Previous Teaching:

Renmin University Social Policy Summer Course, Renmin University, Beijing

'Changing Social Policy', as part of the Master of Public Policy and Governance Degree, FASS, UNSW