1994 …2022
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Research Outputs 1994 2019

2019

Meeting the social and emotional support needs of older people using aged care services

Meagher, G., Cortis, N., Charlesworth, S. & Taylor, W., 23 Oct 2019, Sydney: Macquarie University, UNSW Sydney, and RMIT University. 92 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearch

Open Access
File

The politics of profit in Swedish welfare services: four decades of Social Democratic ambivalence

Meagher, G. & Szebehely, M., 1 Aug 2019, In : Critical Social Policy. 39, 3, p. 455-476 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

ambivalence
profit
welfare
politics
political power
2018
Open Access
File
cultural relations
living conditions
working conditions
online survey
nationality

Nordic eldercare – weak universalism becoming weaker?

Szebehely, M. & Meagher, G., 1 Jul 2018, In : Journal of European Social Policy. 28, 3, p. 294-308 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

universalism
Denmark
Finland
Norway
Sweden

Private interests and problem frames in social policy reform

Meagher, G. & Wilkins, D. P., 22 Sep 2018, In : Critical approaches to discourse analysis across disciplines. 10, 2, p. 1-29 29 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
reform
profit
system structure
Group
market
2017

Australia: the care challenge

Heron, A., Cooper, R. & Meagher, G., 2017, Women, work and care in the Asia-Pacific. Baird, M., Ford, M. & Hill, E. (eds.). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 167-181 15 p. (ASAA women in Asia series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

2016

Big business in a thin market: understanding the privatization of residential care for children and youth in Sweden

Meagher, G., Lundström, T., Sallnäs, M. & Wiklund, S., 1 Dec 2016, In : Social Policy and Administration. 50, 7, p. 805-823 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

privatization
Sweden
market
children's home
child care

How institutions matter for job characteristics, quality and experiences: a comparison of home care work for older people in Australia and Sweden

Meagher, G., Szebehely, M. & Mears, J., 1 Oct 2016, In : Work, Employment & Society. 30, 5, p. 731-749 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

job characteristics
home care
Sweden
worker
experience

Valuing care work and care workers: workforce and equal pay issues in NZ aged residential care

Meagher, G., 2016, North Ryde, NSW: Macquarie University.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearch

Open Access
File
New Zealand
worker
remuneration
research policy
assistant
2015

Introduction: capturing marketisation in Australian social policy

Meagher, G. & Goodwin, S., 2015, Markets, rights and power in Australian social policy. Meagher, G. & Goodwin, S. (eds.). Sydney, NSW: Sydney University Press, p. 1-27 27 p. (Public and social policy series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript/introductionResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Markets, rights and power in Australian social policy

Meagher, G. (ed.) & Goodwin, S. (ed.), 2015, Sydney, NSW: Sydney University Press. 375 p. (Public and social policy series)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearch

Open Access
mobile social services
market
private provision
subsidy
public sector

The politics of market encroachment: policymaker rationales and voter responses

Meagher, G. & Wilson, S., 2015, Markets, rights and power in Australian social policy. Meagher, G. & Goodwin, S. (eds.). Sydney: Sydney University Press, p. 29-96 68 p. (Public and social policy series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access
2014

Persistent inequalities: The distribution of money, time and care

Meagher, G., 2014, Challenging the Orthodoxy: Reflections on Frank Stilwell's Contribution to Political Economy. Schroeder, S. K. & Chester, L. (eds.). Heidelberg: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 79-100 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Gender inequality
Public policy
Participation
Economists
Cross section

Long-term care in Sweden: trends, actors, and consequences

Meagher, G. & Szebehely, M., 1 Jan 2013, Reforms in Long-Term Care Policies in Europe: Investigating Institutional Change and Social Impacts. Ranci, C. & Pavolini, E. (eds.). New York: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 55-78 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Long-Term Care
Disabled Persons
Sweden
Accidental Falls
trend

Marketisation in Nordic eldercare: a research report on legislation, oversight, extent and consequences

Anttonen, A., Meagher, G., Vabø, M., Christensen, K., Jacobsen, F. F., Trœtteberg, H. D., Banerjee, A., Armstrong, P., Harrington, C., Erlandsson, S., Storm, P., Stranz, A., Szebehely, M., Trydegård, G-B., Karsio, O., Bertelsen, T. M. & Rostgaard, T., 2013, Stockholm, Sweden: Stockholm University. (Stockholm studies in social work; vol. 30)

Research output: Book/ReportOther reportResearch

Open Access
legislation
market
private provision
taxes
Denmark
2012

A new role for government? Trends in social policy preferences since the mid-1980s

Wilson, S., Meagher, G. & Hermes, K., 2012, Australia: identity, fear and governance in the 21st century. Pietsch, J. & Aarons, H. (eds.). Canberra, ACT: Australian National University, p. 107-131 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Equality in the social service state: Nordic childcare models in comparative perspective

Meagher, G. & Szebehely, M., 2012, Changing social equality: the Nordic welfare model in the 21st century. Kvist, J., Fitzell, J., Hvinden, B. & Kangas, O. (eds.). Bristol, UK: Policy Press, p. 89-117 29 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Recognition at Last: Care Work and the Equal Remuneration Case

Cortis, N. & Meagher, G., Jun 2012, In : Journal of Industrial Relations. 54, 3, p. 377-385 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Remuneration
Undervaluation
Carework
Social services
Equal pay

Social Work Education as Preparation for Practice: Evidence from a Survey of the New South Wales Community Sector

Cortis, N. & Meagher, G., Sep 2012, In : Australian Social Work. 65, 3, p. 295-310 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

New South Wales
Social Work
social work
Education
qualification

The social division of welfare knowledge: Policy stratification and perceptions of welfare reform in Australia

Wilson, S., Hermes, K. & Meagher, G., Jul 2012, In : Policy and politics. 40, 3, p. 323-346 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

welfare reform
stratification
welfare
reform
political sociology
2010

Private financing of elder care in Sweden: arguments for and against

Meagher, G. & Szebehely, M., 2010, Stockholm: Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm, Sweden. 32 p. (Working Paper; vol. 2010, no. 1)

Research output: Book/ReportOther reportResearch

Open Access
Sweden
private provision
public sector
opposition
funding

Social policy for social change

Fawcett, B., Goodwin, S., Meagher, G. & Phillips, R., 2010, South Yarra, Victoria: Palgrave Macmillan. 250 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

social change
policy area
compromise
Social Policy
resources

The social and community services sector in NSW: structure, workforce and pay equity issues

Meagher, G. & Cortis, N., 2010, University of Sydney. 41 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearch

Open Access
File
2009

Introduction: politics, profits and practices in child and aged care

King, D. & Meagher, G., 2009, Paid care in Australia: politics, profits, practices. King, D. & Meagher, G. (eds.). Sydney, NSW: Sydney University Press, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript/introductionResearch

Open Access

Neoliberalism, new public management and the human service professions: Introduction to the special issue

Connell, R., Fawcett, B. & Meagher, G., Dec 2009, In : Journal of Sociology. 45, 4, p. 331-338 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Paid care in Australia: politics, profits, practices

King, D. (ed.) & Meagher, G. (ed.), 2009, Sydney, NSW: Sydney University Press. 252 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearch

profit
politics
welfare state
economy
evidence

Retaining novices to become expert child protection practitioners: Creating career pathways in direct practice

Healy, K., Meagher, G. & Cullin, J., Mar 2009, In : British Journal of Social Work. 39, 2, p. 299-317 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

child protection
turnover
career
expert
Administrative Personnel

Strategic challenges in child welfare services: a comparative study of Australia, England and Sweden

Meagher, G., Cortis, N. & Healy, K., 2009, Social policy review 21: analysis and debate in social policy, 2009. Rummery, K., Greener, I. & Holden, C. (eds.). Bristol, UK: Policy Press, p. 215-242 28 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

The political economy of for-profit paid care: theory and evidence

Meagher, G. & Cortis, N., 2009, Paid care in Australia: politics, profits, practices. King, D. & Meagher, G. (eds.). Sydney, NSW: Sydney University Press, p. 13-42 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Women, work and welfare in the activation state: an agenda for Australian research

Cortis, N. & Meagher, G., 2009, In : Australian bulletin of labour. 35, 4, p. 629-651 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

women's work
activation
labor market
welfare
income

Working in human services: How do experiences and working conditions in child welfare social work compare?

Tham, P. & Meagher, G., Jul 2009, In : British Journal of Social Work. 39, 5, p. 807-827 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

working conditions
Social Work
Child Welfare
child welfare
social worker
2008

Communities and change: selected papers

Bottrell, D. (ed.) & Meagher, G. (ed.), 2008, Sydney University Press. 317 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearchpeer-review

community
social work
university
education

Richer, but more unequal: Perceptions of inequality in Australia 1987-2005

Meagher, G. & Wilson, S., Jun 2008, In : Journal of Australian Political Economy. 61, p. 220-243 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
2007

A caring society: care and the dilemmas of human service in the 21st century

Meagher, G., 2007, In : Australian Journal of Social Issues. 42, 2, p. 275-276 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition reviewResearch

book review
Society

Are unions regaining popular legitimacy in Australia?

Meagher, G. & Wilson, S., 2007, Australian social attitudes. 2, Citizenship, work and aspirations. Denemark, D., Meagher, G., Wilson, S., Western, M. & Phillips, T. (eds.). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, p. 195-216 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

Australian social attitudes 2: citizenship, work and aspirations

Denemark, D. (ed.), Meagher, G. (ed.), Wilson, S. (ed.), Western, M. (ed.) & Phillips, T. (ed.), 2007, Sydney: UNSW Press.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearch

social attitude
citizenship
industrial relations
social behavior
social scientist

Becoming an Industry: The Struggle of Social and Community Workers for Award Coverage, 1976–2001

Briggs, C., Meagher, G. & Healy, K., 2007, In : Journal of Industrial Relations. 49, 4, p. 497-521 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Industry
Workers
Social services
Government
Citizenship

Contested, corporatised and confused? Australian attitudes to child care

Meagher, G., 2007, Kids count: better early childhood education and care in Australia. Hill, E., Pocock, B. & Elliott, A. (eds.). Sydney, NSW: Sydney University Press, p. 137-153 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Howard's welfare state: how popular is the new social policy agenda

Wilson, S. & Meagher, G., 2007, Australian social attitudes. 2, Citizenship, work and aspirations. Denemark, D., Meagher, G., Wilson, S., Western, M. & Phillips, T. (eds.). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, p. 262-285 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

Social workers' preparation for child protection: Revisiting the question of specialisation

Healy, K. & Meagher, G., Sep 2007, In : Australian Social Work. 60, 3, p. 321-335 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

child protection
Social Work
child welfare
specialization
social worker

The challenge of the care workforce: Recent trends and emerging problems

Meagher, G., Dec 2007, In : Australian Journal of Social Issues. 42, 2, p. 151-167 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

community service
trend
worker
deprofessionalization
underemployment
2006

Who cares? Volume 2: employment structure and incomes in the Australian care workforce

Meagher, G. & Healy, K., Jan 2006, Strawberry Hills, NSW: Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS). 98 p. (ACOSS Papers; no. 141)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearchpeer-review

2005

Are Australians open to globalisation?

Marsh, I., Meagher, G. & Wilson, S., 2005, Australian social attitudes: the first report. Wilson, S., Meagher, G., Gibson, R., Denemark, D. & Western, M. (eds.). Sydney: UNSW Press, p. 240-257 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

Australian social attitudes: the first report

Wilson, S. (ed.), Meagher, G. (ed.), Gibson, R. (ed.), Denemark, D. (ed.) & Western, M. (ed.), 2005, Sydney: UNSW Press.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearch

Where to for the welfare state? Attitudes to spending, welfare and social services

Wilson, S., Meagher, G. & Breusch, T., 2005, Australian social attitudes: the first report. Wilson, S., Meagher, G., Gibson, R., Denemark, D. & Western, M. (eds.). Sydney: UNSW Press, p. 101-121 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

Who cares? Volume 1: a profile of care workers in Australia's community service industries

Meagher, G. & Healy, K., Jun 2005, Strawberry Hills, NSW: Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS). 93 p. (ACOSS Papers; no. 140)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearchpeer-review

2004

Modernising social work and the ethics of care

Meagher, G. & Parton, N., 2004, In : Social Work & Society. 2, 1, p. 10-27 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
social work
moral philosophy
mobile social services
modernization
reform

Survey Article: Feminism in the Dismal Science

Meagher, G. & Nelson, J. A., Mar 2004, In : Journal of Political Philosophy. 12, 1, p. 102-126 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The reprofessionalization of social work: Collaborative approaches for achieving professional recognition

Healy, K. & Meagher, G., Mar 2004, In : British Journal of Social Work. 34, 2, p. 243-260 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Social Work
social work
mobile social services
deprofessionalization
Labor Unions