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Population and Migration

Regional Wellbeing Survey 2013

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Jacki Schirmer and Helen Berry
  • Publisher: MDBFutures and University of Canberra
  • Country: Australia

The wellbeing of people living in rural and regional areas of Australia is influenced by numerous factors, many of which are different to those experienced by people living in cities. Things like drought, floods, changing environmental health, new industries, changing land uses and migration of residents can all affect the wellbeing of rural and ....

Regional youth migration and the influence of tertiary institutions

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Fiona McKenzie
  • Publisher: Department of Planning and Community Development
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This paper presents findings from a quantitative study, the objective of which was to gain insight and understanding about migration patterns of young adults as they move through tertiary education. The project comprised focus groups and in-depth interviews, and had a particular focus on the outcomes of regional and metropolitan locational choice ....

Responding to Australia's regional skill shortages through regional skilled migration

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Cameron, Roslyn
  • Journal Name: Journal of Economic & Social Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

Skill shortages in regional Australia are having a profound effect upon regional sustainability and renewal. The causes and drivers of skill shortages involve a complex interplay between macroeconomic trends and proximal causes. This paper draws together recent policy initiatives and research on skill shortages in the Australian co ....

Retaining Skilled Migrants in Regional Australia: The Role of Social Connectedness

  • Author: Maryann Wulff, A. Dharmalingam
  • Journal Name: Journal of International Migration and Integration
  • Journal Number: 9.2
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1874-6365
  • Country: Australia

Since the mid-1990s, the Australian immigration programme has undergone a ‘paradigm’ shift to encourage skilled migrants to settle in regional Australia. The success of this programme is dependent on not just attracting increasing numbers of settlers but more importantly on retaining them in the long run in regional Australia. In this paper, ....

Rethinking the nonmetropolitan turnaround: Renewed rural growth or expanded urbanization?

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Wang, Xiaodong
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University
  • Published Location: United States -- Texas
  • Country: China

This dissertation proposes a new, synthesized perspective for explaining the "Nonmetropolitan Turnaround" in the 1970s and 1990s. By studying the definition of urbanization carefully, using the human ecological perspective, many processes happening during the "Nonmetropolitan Turnaround" in the 1970s and 1990s, such as suburbanization, ....

Return migration: A study of college graduates returning to rural U.S. homes

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Mahoney, Elizabeth D.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The University of Maine
  • Published Location: United States -- Maine
  • ISBN: 9781109245059
  • Country: United States

The purpose of this study is to explore perceptions of return migration experiences and gain knowledge from rural residents who have left to obtain a college education and start careers in non-rural areas, and who then returned to their rural hometowns with the social and economic benefits of a college education, and other valuable reso ....

Revising the Harris-Todaro Framework to Model Labour Migration from the Canadian Northern Frontier

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Petrov, Andrey N
  • Journal Name: Journal of Population Research
  • Journal Number: Vol. 24, No. 2
  • Country: Canada, Russia, Australia

The Harris-Todaro model of labour migration was developed almost four decades ago, and since has become a classic method of migration analysis in less developed countries. This paper explores the applicability of the Harris-Todaro (HT) framework outside its traditional use, by modelling frontier-metropolis migration in Canada. If a ....

Riverside and Rangesview: urban to rural migration in two areas of Western Australia's Great Southern region

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Byles-Drage, Helen
  • Journal Name: 2nd National Conference on the Future of Australia's Country Towns
  • ISBN: 1920948848
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Why do people migrate to rural communities and how well do they settle? Locals and immigrants in Riverside and Rangesview, in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, were surveyed on why they lived in a rural area, the positive factors related to a rural lifestyle, problems associated with the move, their efforts to overcom ....

Rural and regional Australia: change, challenge and capacity

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Mission Australia. Research and Social Policy Unit
  • Publisher: Mission Australia
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 1875357203
  • Country: Australia

This paper examines non-metropolitan disadvantage in the framework of five key areas: economic capital; institutional capital; social capital; human capital; and natural capital. Through analysis of a range of issues including population, health, education, employment and environment, the report identifies and describes some of the ....

Rural Communities and Rural Social Issues: Priorities for Research

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Black, A; Duff, J; Saggers, S; Baines, P; Jennings, A; Bowen, P
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642581606
  • Country: Australia

This report deals with priorities for research into rural communities and rural social issues. The report is based on an extensive literature review, together with information derived from a survey of policy-making agencies and researchers, as well as discussion at a national workshop held in Canberra on 19 May 1999. Issues reviewe ....

Rural Education and Out-Migration: The Case of a Coastal Community

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Corbett, Michael
  • Journal Name: Canadian Journal of Education
  • Journal Number: Vol.28, No.1/2
  • Publisher: Canadian Society for the Study of Education
  • Published Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Country: Canada

It is common to think of universal access to secondary schooling as a feature of modernity, well established by the 1920s and 1930s (Sutherland, 1995). Yet, as spatially sensitive historical analysis has shown, time does not transform all spaces and places equally. In many of Canada's rural communities, the routines of secondary schooli ....

Rural health's demographic destiny

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Larson, Ann
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.6, No.2
  • Country: Australia

This article describes how current demographic trends will affect future health service delivery in rural areas of Australia. Age-sex pyramids in particular reveal the changing population distribution - whilst individual towns vary, there is a trend for increased numbers of older people, decreasing numbers of young adults dueto migratio ....

Rural, regional and remote health: indicators of health status and determinants of health

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: AIHW
  • Publisher: AIHW
  • Published Location: Canberra
  • ISBN: 978 1 74024 768 9
  • Country: Australia

This report focuses on a comprehensive range of health issues concerning people living in rural, regional and remote Australia. It includes information relating to health status (such as rates of chronic disease, injury and mental health) and determinants of health (such as tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, nutrition and physical activity) an ....

Science for decision makers: rural lifestyle landholders: implications for rural policy makers, natural resource managers and communicators

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Aslin H
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Rural Sciences
  • Published Location: Canberra
  • Country: Australia

Rural policy makers, natural resource managers and communicators need to be aware of the nature of rural landholders, including the many rural lifestyle landholders in the more densely settled and better serviced parts of rural Australia. These kinds of rural landholders are variously referred to by terms like hobby farmers, peri-u ....

Sea change: re-inventing rural and regional Australia

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Murphy, Peter
  • Journal Name: Transformations (Online)
  • Journal Number: 2
  • Country: Australia

The ABC’s popular SeaChange series has re-popularised the idyll of getting away from big city pressures to high amenity rural and small town settings on the Australian coastline and in select inland localities usually within striking distance of the big cities. This paper addresses: the changing relationships between city and hinterland tha ....

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