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Research Report: Legal Australia-Wide Survey: Legal need in Australia
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A8: outcome of legal problems


Table A8.1: Regression results — favourability of outcome of legal problems, Australia

VariableCategories comparedßSEpOdds ratio (95% CI)
FIXED EFFECTS
Problem groupAccidents | mean
0.633
0.0700.0001.9(1.6–2.2)
Consumer | mean
0.000
0.0000.0001.2(1.1–1.4)
Credit/debt | mean
–0.324
0.0830.0000.7(0.6–0.9)
Crime | mean
–0.454
0.0490.0000.6(0.6–0.7)
Employment | mean
–0.315
0.0770.0000.7(0.6–0.8)
Family | mean
0.234
0.1170.0461.3(1.0–1.6)
Government | mean
–0.402
0.0700.0000.7(0.6–0.8)
Health | mean
–0.357
0.1060.0010.7(0.6–0.9)
Housing | mean
0.390
0.0680.0001.5(1.3–1.7)
Money | mean
0.150
0.1000.1341.2(1.0–1.4)
Personal injury | mean
0.524
0.0910.0001.7(1.4–2.0)
Rights | mean
–0.282
0.0830.0010.8(0.6–0.9)
StrategySought advice | took no action
0.416
0.0490.0001.5(1.4–1.7)
Handled without advice | took no action
0.510
0.0550.0001.7(1.5–1.9)
GenderFemale | male
0.042
0.0400.2941.0(1.0–1.1)
Age15–17 | 65+
0.255
0.1300.0501.3(1.0–1.7)
18–24 | 65+
–0.120
0.0950.2070.9(0.7–1.1)
25–34 | 65+
–0.119
0.0890.1810.9(0.7–1.1)
35–44 | 65+
–0.057
0.0910.5310.9(0.8–1.1)
45–54 | 65+
–0.024
0.0960.8031.0(0.8–1.2)
55–64 | 65+
–0.055
0.0950.5630.9(0.8–1.1)
Indigenous statusIndigenous | other
–0.027
0.1160.8161.0(0.8–1.2)
Disability statusDisability | no disability
–0.072
0.0500.1500.9(0.8–1.0)
Education<Year 12 | post-school
–0.066
0.0530.2130.9(0.8–1.0)
Year 12 | post-school
–0.002
0.0540.9701.0(0.9–1.1)
Employment statusUnemployed | other
–0.188
0.0620.0020.8(0.7–0.9)
Family statusSingle parent | other
0.130
0.0760.0871.1(1.0–1.3)
Housing typeDisadvantaged | other
0.003
0.0750.9681.0(0.9–1.2)
Main incomeGovernment payment | other
0.053
0.0550.3351.1(0.9–1.2)
Main languageNon-English | English
0.087
0.0990.3801.1(0.9–1.3)
RemotenessRemote | major city
–0.007
0.0900.9381.0(0.8–1.2)
Regional | major city
0.123
0.0460.0071.1(1.0–1.2)
Constant
0.402
0.0920.000
RANDOM EFFECTS
State
0.004
0.0050.424
Person
0.002
0.0010.046
Note: N=11 800 finalised problems. Data were missing for 527 problems. P values for significant comparisons are presented in bold.

  


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Coumarelos, C, Macourt, D, People, J, MacDonald, HM, Wei, Z, Iriana, R & Ramsey, S 2012, Legal Australia-Wide Survey: legal need in Australia, Law and Justice Foundation of NSW, Sydney