Social welfare performance indicators do not consider the equity implications of gross and net public expenditure. That is,governments may spend money in a given area to achieve social outcomes but also tax the same community in ways which moderate the effectiveness of social programs. This paper reports on a project that aims to deploy geographical information systems (GIS) to investigate these processes. The equity implications of gross and net public expenditure are considered in a discussion of the development of a process to map the impact of public expenditure on social exclusion.
Dr Lou Wilson (email) website Lecturer School of Natural and Built Environments University of South Australia Business: (08) 8302 1263 Fax: (08) 8302 2252