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Interactional infrastructure in rural communities: matching training needs and provision

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Kilpatrick, Sue; Loechel, Barton
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol.14, No.1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

This paper reports some of the main lessons learnt from a collaborative project titled Generating jobs in regional Tasmania: a social capital approach investigating how two small rural Tasmanian communities could better match local training needs with training provision. The project was conducted within the context of the wider soc ....

A hand up not a hand out: renewing the fight against poverty: report on poverty and financial hardship

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Australia. Parliament. Senate. Community Affairs References Committee
  • Publisher: Parliament of Australia, Community Affairs Committee
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642711992
  • Country: Australia

There has been a significant growth in poverty in Australia over the last decade. At the time of this report's release a consensus of estimates puts the number of people living in poverty at between two and three and a half million. In reporting on this inquiry into poverty the Senate Community Affairs References Committee gathered ....

A hedonic analysis of state and local fiscal policy on nonmetropolitan economic

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Yu, Yihua
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Oklahoma State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Oklahoma
  • ISBN: 9780549975427
  • Country: United States

Scope and Method of Study . Following the quality-of-life hedonic pricing approach of Rosen (1979) and Roback (1982) as extended to fiscal conditions by Gyourko and Tracy (1989; 1991), this paper examines how state and local government taxes and expenditures affect the location decisions of households and firms in U.S. nonmetropolitan a ....

Aboriginal population profiles for development planning in the northern east Kimberley

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Taylor, John
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0731551087
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Northern East Kimberley region of Western Australia is facing a development crossroads with the need to make a decision on either the extension or closure of Argyle Diamond Mine. This region also has a major economic development problem in that half of its adult population is almost entirely Aboriginal, is highly dependent on w ....

ABS Household Income and Income Distribution Statistics

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All
  • Scope: Divided by: State: All
    Region: No
    Industry: No
  • Regularity: Bi-Annual
  • Nature of Data (Primary/Secondary): Primary

Estimates of the income and other characteristics of households and persons resident in private dwellings in Australia, including capital city vs rural breakdown. Report Locationhttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/mf/6523.0 ....

ABS Personal Family and Household Finances Statistics

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All

Includes data over various years on household expenditure, saving and wealth, financial stress, and income.  Report Locationhttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/ViewContent?readform&view=ProductsbyTopic&Action=Expand&Num=1.13 ....

Accountants as Emotional Wellbeing Counsellors in Rural Areas

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Carter, Amanda J; Burritt, Roger L; Pisaniello, John D
  • Journal Name: Australian Accounting Review
  • Journal Number: 23.2
  • Publisher: Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 10356908
  • Country: Australia

The role of accountants in dealing with the social, emotional and stress-related problems of their clients is explored using semi-structured interviews with owner-accountants and regional development workers. Findings indicate the importance to rural communities and the related public of accountants acting as 'emotional wellbeing counsellors'; a ....

Accounting for housing costs in regional income comparisons

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Siminski, Peter; Saunders, Peter
  • Publisher: Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 0733421598
  • Country: Australia

This paper discusses a series of methodological issues that arise when assessing regional differences in the propensity of households to be relatively poor, focusing specifically on whether it is better to base such comparisons on measures of income that are defined before or after deducting housing costs. It is argued on conceptua ....

Analysis of Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage in Australia's Large Non-metropolitan Regions

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Baum, Scott; Stimson, Robert
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 11, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

Australia's large regional cities and towns display wide variation in how they are adjusting to the socioeconomic transitions that have occurred over the past decade. In terms of socio-economic advantage and disadvantage these changes, which are often associated with globalization, wider economic and technological restructuring, ch ....

Assessing poverty and inequality at a detailed regional level: new advances in spatial microsimulation

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Harding, A; Lloyd, R; Bill, A; King, A
  • Journal Name: Inequality, Poverty and Human Well-being Conference, Helsinki
  • Publisher: National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT:
  • Country: Australia

During the past three years NATSEM has developed path-breaking spatial microsimulation techniques, involving the creation of synthetic data about the socioeconomic characteristics of households at a detailed regional level. The data are potentially available at any level of geographic aggregation, down to the level of the Census Co ....

Australia's farmers: past and present

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Social and Institutional Research Program (SIRP), Canberra
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This policy sheet provides a brief overview of demographic research on farmers in Australia's agricultural sectors that can be used to inform natural resource management (NRM) policy. The research outcome provides detailed statistical information on age, income and occupation trends in the rural sector, and dominant land use practi ....

Capability Development among the Ultra-poor in Bangladesh: A Case Study

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Ahmed, Syed Masud
  • Journal Name: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
  • Journal Number: Vol.27, No.4
  • Published Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Country: Bangladesh

Microcredit is advocated as a development tool that has the potential to reduce poverty, empower participants, and improve health. Results of several studies have shown that the extreme poor, or the ultra-poor, often are unable to benefit from traditional microcredit programmes and can, as a result of taking a loan they cannot repay, sink de ....

Choices and Chances in Programs and Plans for the Gaining of Credentials: Perspectives from a Small Rural High School

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Franklin, Janice
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 20, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Research about rural education, and education policy directions for rural schools, are set against formal measures of 'disadvantage'. These measures about rural 'disadvantage' have been defined, evaluated and compared to more 'advantaged' provincial and urban schools. Rarely has educational research or policy been 'inverted' to be ....

Chronic illness and consumer inequality: the impact of health costs on people with chronic illness in rural and regional Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Walker, Christine
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: Vol.31, No.2
  • Country: Australia

This paper presents the reults of a survey undertaken in rural and regional Victoria in 2003 on the total costs faced by households caring for people with chronic illnesses. The impact of these costs for the households is discussed in the context of neo-liberal policy development by Australian governments and the effects of those policies on such ....

Closing the Gap: some unsettling assumptions - a remote region case study

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Ingamells, Ann
  • Journal Name: Journal of Social Inclusion
  • Journal Number: Vol.1, No.1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Australian governments are committed to closing the gap between Indigenous and other Australians, yet progress is slow. This paper draws links between these policy efforts and a study of a remote shire in Western Queensland where indicators suggest better than usual socioeconomic outcomes for Aboriginal people. The study conducted ....

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