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Well-being and Prosperity

The Effects of Community Quality of Life on Local Policy Decisions

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Ko, Myeong Chul
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Virginia
  • Country: United States

There have been extensive debates on the factors that influence local policy decisions. Although many researchers have contributed to uncovering various influences such as political, economic, institutional, and demographic factors on local policy decisions, however, the concept of QoL rarely has used in extant literature. Local governm ....

The effects of tourism impacts upon quality of life of residents in the community

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Kim, Kyungmi
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Virginia
  • ISBN: 9780496023998
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Virginia

This study investigates how tourism affects the quality of life (QOL) of residents in tourism destinations that vary in the stage of development. The proposed model in this study structurally depicts that satisfaction with life in general derives from the satisfaction with particular life domains. Overall life satisfaction is derived fr ....

The Environmental and Economic Impact of the Carbon Tax in Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Meng, S., Siriwardana, M., McNeill, J.
  • Journal Name: Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Journal Number: Vol.54, No.3
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Country: Australia

To fulfil its emission reduction target pledged in the Copenhagen accord, the Australian Government has determined to introduce a carbon tax from July 1st 2012. This paper simulates the effects on the environment and on the economy of a carbon tax of A$23 per tonne of carbon dioxide proposed by the government with, and without, a compensation pol ....


  • 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 Mining Boom: Impacts and Prospects

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Minifie, J., Cherastidtham, I., Mullerworth, D., & Savage, J.
  • Journal Name: Grattan Institute Report
  • Journal Number: No. 2013-9
  • Publisher: Grattan Institute
  • ISBN: 978-1-925015-30-0
  • Country: Australia

The mining boom: impacts and prospects examines the fears some Australians have about the potential adverse consequences of the 10-year mining boom. People worry about the damage caused by the high dollar, the impact of the boom on non-mining regions and the risk Australia will turn into a quarry economy. These are understandable concerns but the ....

The myth of 'two Australia's' : wealth and income distribution

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Skeffington, R
  • Journal Name: Policy: a Journal of Public Policy and Ideas
  • Journal Number: Vol.16, No.4
  • Country: Australia

The thesis of this article is that Australians are enjoying unprecedented economic prosperity, with the benefits being dispersed more widely than is often recognised. The author challenges the 'favourite description used by those wanting to talk down Australia's good fortune - that there are 'two Australia's', ranging from 'black a ....

The nature, pervasiveness and manifestations of sexual harassment in rural Australia: Does 'masculinity' of workplace make a difference?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Saunders, Skye; Easteal, Patricia, AM
  • Journal Name: Women's Studies International Forum
  • Journal Number: 40
  • Publisher: Pergamon Press Inc.
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 02775395
  • Country: Australia

Research has shown that hostile environments can be a particular problem for women working in traditional male jobs such as policing and defence forces or where they are employed on remote work sites with residential arrangements. These 'masculinity' marked workplaces have a high incidence of sexual harassment. Australia's rural region has an eth ....

The relationship between number of primary health care visits and hospitalisations: Evidence from linked clinic and hospital data for remote Indigenous Australians

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Zhao, Yuejen; Wright, Jo; Guthridge, Steven; Lawton, Paul
  • Journal Name: BMC Health Services Research
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14726963

rimary health care (PHC) is widely regarded as essential for preventing and treating ill health. However, the evidence on whether improved PHC reduces hospitalisations has been mixed. This study examines the relationship between PHC and hospital inpatient care in a population with high health need, high rates of hospitalisation and relatively poo ....

The Rise of New Manufacturing

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Allison, J.; Broun, D.; Lacey, J.
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

Recent studies have pointed to high levels of investment in production technologies in the manufacturing sector in Australia. In North West Tasmania, manufacturing has been identified as a propulsive industry for the region. Yet we know relatively little about the types of new manufacturing approaches being adopted or the impact of these “game ....

The role of social isolation in frequent and/or avoidable hospitalisation: Rural community-based service providers' perspectives

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Longman, Jo, BSc, MPH, PhD; Passey, Megan, BMed, MPH, MSc; Singer, Judy, DipAppSc, PhD; Morgan, Geoff, BSc, PhD
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: 37.2
  • Publisher: Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association
  • Published Location: Collingwood, Australia
  • ISBN: 01565788
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This paper reports further analysis from a study investigating service providers' perspectives on factors influencing frequent hospital admission in older patients with chronic disease, and explores the perceived role of social isolation. Semi-structured interviews with 15 purposively sampled community-based service providers in rural New South W ....

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 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 ....

The tyranny of remoteness: Changing and adapting pedagogical practices in distance education

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Lowrie, Tom; Jorgensen, Robyn.
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Pedagogies & Learning
  • Journal Number: 7.1
  • Publisher: eContent Management
  • Published Location: Australia
  • ISBN: 1833-4105
  • Country: Australia

Distance education (DE) learning environments are considerably different to those of typical classrooms where students engage on a face-to-face basis with their teachers and peers. In remote settings these face-to-face opportunities are limited and sometimes non-existent. This investigation focuses on the influence of new technologies on the peda ....

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; ....

Three Essays in Rural Development

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Weber, Jeremy G.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Published Location: United States -- Wisconsin
  • ISBN: 9781124363691
  • Country: Brazil, Mexico, Peru

The three essays study distinct issues related to the well-being of rural households. The first essay evaluates public investments in forest-based microenterprises as part of an integrated conservation and development project in the Brazilian Amazon. I use matching with regression methods to quantify the effects of program participation on h ....

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