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Population and Migration


  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Kettlewell, Nathan
  • Journal Name: The Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: 16.3
  • Publisher: Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association
  • ISBN: 1324-0935
  • Country: Australia

In this paper the wellbeing outcomes of rural to urban movers in Australia are studied. This is done using regression techniques to control for observable and unobservable factors that may influence outcomes. Data from the Households, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey is used. It is found that males do not experience any change in we ....

The importance of universal health care and primary health care for rural and remote Australians

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

People living in rural and remote Australia, and particularly Indigenous Australians, have much poorer health and inferior health services than other Australians. This presentation briefly explores the issues of an ageing rural population and its associated health demands, the incidence of depression, lack of access to health care ....

The mining boom and Western Australia's changing landscape: Towards sustainability or business as usual?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Martin Brueckner, Angela Durey, Robyn Mayes, Christof Pforr
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 22, No. 2
  • Publisher: eContent Management Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Maleny, Qld.
  • ISBN: 1037-1656
  • Country: Australia

The practices and public reputation of mining have been changing over time. In the past, mining operations frequently stood accused of being socially and environmentally disruptive, whereas mining today invests heavily in 'socially responsible' and 'sustainable' business practices. Changes such as these can be witnessed internationally as well as ....

The resurgence of marvellous Melbourne revisited: trends in population distribution in Victoria, 1996 to 2001

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: O'Leary, J
  • Journal Name: People and Place
  • Journal Number: Vol.11, No.3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Both Melbourne and regional Victoria's populations are growing strongly. Both grew by more than one per cent in the year ending 30 June 2002. During the 1996 to 2001 period the population of Melbourne continued to grow faster than that of regional Victoria. The contribution of natural increase to population growth declined. However ....

The rural population transformation and education in Australia

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: McSwan, David
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.13, No.2
  • Country: Australia

This paper aims to relate the Australia data on rural-urban migration and economic change to education. It illustrates that there has been scant policy attention to the fundamental role of education in the changing nature of Australia's rural areas. Australia's rural policy has been firmly driven by the massive political power of the rural indust ....

The Rural Practicum: Preparing a Quality Teacher Workforce for Rural and Regional Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Kline, Jodie; White, Simone; Lock, Graeme
  • Journal Name: Journal of Research in Rural Education (Online)
  • Journal Number: 28.3
  • Publisher: Journal of Research in Rural Education
  • Published Location: University Park, United States
  • ISBN: 15510670
  • Country: Australia

Communities play a critical role in supporting pre-service teachers during rural and regional professional experience. This support, coupled with access to teacher educators and university resources, appears to positively influence graduate attitudes toward taking up a rural appointment.   These are among the key findings to emerge from op ....

The socio-economic status of migrant populations in regional and rural Australia and its implications for future population policy

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Simon J. L. Massey, Nick Parr
  • Journal Name: Journal of Population Research
  • Journal Number: 29.1
  • Publisher: Spring Link
  • ISBN: 1835-9469
  • Country: Australia

The migrant population living in regional and rural Australia has been growing, partly because of the introduction and expansion of a number of state-specific and regional migration programs by the Australian Government over the period since 1995. The programs were created in response to both the skill shortages in regional and rural Australia an ....

The talent drought

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Oakeshott, Georgie
  • Journal Name: About the House
  • Journal Number: 31
  • Country: Australia

Young people are leaving the land in droves and a parliamentary report has found it is not just the drought deterring them from a future in agriculture. Rural Australia’s talent pool is evaporating. According to a new parliamentary report, life on the land is full of hurdles—poor training and educational opportunities, inadequate research and ....

The tyrannies of distance and disadvantage: Factors related to children's development in regional and disadvantaged areas of Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Ben Edwards and Jennifer Baxter
  • Journal Number: Research Report No. 25
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 978-1-922038-38-8
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

  This report examines whether what children in regional areas experience is a “tyranny of distance” or a “tyranny of disadvantage”.   In other words, are the gaps in children’s development in regional areas compared to children living in the major cities explained by their distance from the major cities (remoteness), or is ....

Therapeutic landscapes: Understanding migration to Australian regional and rural communities

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Townsend, Robert Allan; Pascal, Janice
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: 22.1
  • Publisher: eContent Management
  • Published Location: Australia
  • ISBN: 10371656
  • Country: Australia

This article explores the connections between therapeutic landscapes, social capital and personal well-being for migrants to rural and regional communities. We suggest the theoretical literature and empirical research is underexplored with regard to migration to regional and rural Australia; the landscapes and communities that migrants encounter; ....

THINKING REGIONAL AND RURAL: Guidelines for assessing regional and rural impacts of government policy and legislation

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Regional Policy Advisory Committee
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

‘Thinking Regional and Rural’ is a new guidebook and online tool for all Victorian Government policy makers designed to place regional and rural issues front and centre. It’s a must-read to increase your knowledge and understanding of regional and rural issues. By systematically considering regional and rural areas in developing policy and ....

Three essays on migration and local development in two rural communities of western Mexico

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Galetto, Maria Valeria
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Published Location: United States -- Wisconsin
  • ISBN: 9781109283198
  • Country: Mexico

The dissertation examines the relationship between international migration and local development in rural areas of Mexico. It consists of three interconnected papers. The first paper advances a new theoretical framework for conceptualizing the relationship between migration and productive investment in migrants' communities of origin. Based on a ....

Urban-rural migration, livelihood change and cultural identity among smallholder populations in western Para, Brazil

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: MacDonald, Trilby
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Michigan State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Michigan
  • ISBN: 9781124138817
  • Country: Brazil

My research examines why some smallholder farmers in the Brazilian Amazon are leaving agriculture and migrating large urban centers, and then returning to rural and peri-urban areas. My secondary research question explores to what extent identification with rural lifeways may play a part in influencing return migration. To understand wh ....

Victoria in Future

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Department of Planning and Community Development
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The Victorian Government's official population and household projections. Report Location ....

Victoria's skilled migration strategy

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Victoria. Department for Victorian Communities. Employment Programs
  • Publisher: Department for Victorian Communities. Employment Programs
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Victoria's Skilled Migration Strategy builds on the State's knowledge and positive experiences with migration to increase the intake of skilled and business migrants, particularly to regional Victoria. Key components of the strategy include international and domestic marketing to attract migrants, international students and working ....

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