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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 ....

A regional economy: a case study of Tasmania

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: BITRE
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

This study provides an analytical investigation of the challenges facing regional Australia. BITRE's study takes a multifaceted and holistic approach. The underlying principle is that economies do not work in isolation and a complex mix of interacting drivers affects a region's economic performance. Tasmania's economic performance has experienced ....

A spatial divide? Trends in the incomes and socioeconomic characteristics of regions between 1996 and 2001

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Lloyd, Rachel; Harding, Ann; Yap, Mandy
  • Publisher: National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This paper examines trends in income for different regions of Australia between 1996 and 2001, using census data. Most regions and states experienced strong income growth during the five years, although incomes in the capital cities remained much higher than in other areas of Australia. Sharp rises in housing costs offset part of t ....

A spatial simultaneous growth equilibrium modeling of agricultural land development in the Northeast United States

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Hailu, Yohannes G
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: West Virginia University
  • Published Location: United States -- West Virginia
  • ISBN: 9780542763380
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Northeast United States

With population growth and expansion of economic activities, urbanized places have expanded; and with growing per capita income, residential location preferences have shifted towards suburban and rural locations. In many places, such new growth has been accommodated with the development of agricultural lands. The concern from natural re ....

A Typology of Socio-Economic Advantage and Disadvantage in Australia's Large Non-Metropolitan Cities, Towns and Regions

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Baum, S
  • Journal Name: Australian Geographer
  • Journal Number: Vol 37.2
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Online
  • ISBN: 1465-3311
  • Country: Australia

Australia's large regional cities and towns display a wide variation in their adjustment to the socio-economic transitions that have occurred over the past decade. In terms of socio-economic advantage and disadvantage, these changes, often associated with globalisation, wider economic and technological restructuring, the changing demographics of ....

A will and a way : saving millions and lives

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Lawler, Louise
  • Journal Name: 9th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The most effective way to reduce poverty and marginalisation in society is through education, which results in high employment, greater expendable income capable of supporting a welfare system and increased personal leisure time; this leads to social stability and optimal conditions for good population health. This paper reports on ....

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 ....

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 ....

Barriers to the take-up of new technology

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Lloyd, R; Hellwig, O
  • Publisher: National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0858898411
  • Country: Australia

Access to and use of the Internet and other telecommunications services are rapidly becoming an increasingly common and critical part of commerce, education and social participation. Groups with little opportunity to participate in the services provided by new telecommunications technology will be increasingly disadvantaged sociall ....

Building Rain Water Tanks and Building Skills: A Case Study of a Women's Organization in Uganda

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Payne, Deborah; Nakato, Margaret; Nabalango, Caroline
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 18, No. 3
  • Country: Uganda

Water collection in rural areas of Uganda is left primarily to women and children. Katosi Women Development Trust, an NGO based in rural Uganda has focused on addressing the gender-linked issue of increased water sources near the home through the construction of rain water collection tanks. In an effort to improve the income of mem ....

Cost of chronic illness in rural and regional Victoria

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Tamlyn, J
  • Journal Name: Health Issues
  • Journal Number: 74
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Having a good income does not protect people with chronic illness from poverty. In fact, going to work and earning an income can severely disadvantage people who have high medication needs by disqualifying them from the financial benefits of a Health Care card. Expecting that distance, isolation and lack of rural medical infrastruc ....

Does foreign direct investment promote regional development in developed countries? A Markov chain approach for US states

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Bode, Eckhardt; Nunnenkamp, Peter
  • Journal Name: Review of World Economics
  • Journal Number: Vol.147, No.2
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Heidelberg, Netherlands
  • Country: United States

This paper investigates the effects of inward FDI on per capita income and growth of the US states since the mid-1970s. Using a Markov chain approach, it shows that both quantitative and qualitative characteristics of FDI affect per capita income and growth. The empirical findings suggest that employment-intensive FDI, concentrated in r ....

East Kimberley COAG trial formative evaluation: 14 September 2006 : final

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Quantum Consulting Australia; Australia. Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination
  • Publisher: Dept. of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs]
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Council of Australian Government (COAG) Trials, announced in 2002, aimed to explore new ways for governments to work together and with communities to address the needs of Indigenous Australians. Eight trials were conducted in sites across Australia - the Western Australian trial was conducted in the East  Kimberley region, an a ....

Economic and environmental equity in the U.S. nonmetropolitan tourism and recreationdependent communities

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Lee, Sang Kwon
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University
  • Published Location: United States -- Texas
  • Country: United States

This study focused on economic and environmental equity in tourism and recreation dependent communities in the U.S. In the economic equity section, research was conducted to do an empirical analysis of the income distribution in nonmetropolitan tourism and recreation dependent communities. In the environmental equity section, this study ....

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