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Regional subsidies and industrial prospects of lagging regions

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Carvalho, Alexandre, Lall, Somik V., Timmins, Christopher
  • Publisher: The World Bank
  • Country: Brazil

Large and sustained differences in economic performance across regions of developing countries have long provided motivation for fiscal incentives designed to encourage firm entry in lagging areas. Empirical evidence in support of these policies, however, has been weak at best. This paper undertakes a direct evaluation of the most prominent fisca ....

'Going back to country with bosses': the Yiriman Project, youth participation and walking along with elders

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Palmer, David; Watson, John; Watson, Anthony; Ljubic, Peter; Wallace-Smith, Hugh; Johnson, Mel
  • Journal Name: Children, Youth and Environments
  • Journal Number: Vol.16, No.2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This paper describes a new approach to youth participation and development used by a youth organization, the Yiriman Project, in the West Kimberley region of Western Australia. It offers an account of how people from isolated communities in the north of Australia organize bush trips, or what they call 'back to country' trips, to br ....

"There's no point in complaining, nothing changes": rural disaffection with complaints as an improvement method

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Griffin, L; Humphreys, JS; Jones, JA; Smith, KB; Meehan-Andrews, TA; Wilson, B
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 30, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Objective: To validate earlier findings that lack of access to health services is the most likely issue of complaint by rural consumers, and that lack of knowledge about how to make effective complaints and scepticism that responses to complaints bring about service improvement account for the underrepresentation of complaints from ....

A Case Study Approach to Understanding Regional Resilience

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Foster, Kathryn
  • Publisher: Institute of Urban and Regional Developmment
  • Country: United States

The purpose of this paper is to explore how such questions and concepts of resilience may apply in the complex setting of a metropolitan region, that is, to understand what we’ll call “regional resilience.” How might regions, like individuals, adapt to adversity and stress? What factors account for a region’s resilience and how can we mea ....

A Controlled Evaluation of an Enhanced Self-directed Behavioural Family Intervention for Parents of Children With Conduct Problems in Rural and Remote Areas

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Markie-Dadds, Carol; Sanders, Matthew R
  • Journal Name: Behaviour Change
  • Journal Number: Vol. 23, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Few studies have examined the impact of parenting interventions for families in rural and isolated areas who have children with conduct problems, where access to professional services can be difficult. The present investigation compared the effects of three conditions, two levels of self-directed behavioral family intervention: an ....

A Measure of the Strength of the Relationship between the Indigenity and Desirability of Queensland State Schools

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Michaelson, Matthew Thomas
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, The
  • Journal Number: 35
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Education Queensland's Remote Area Incentives Scheme (RAIS) is intended to provide financial and other benefits to teachers who choose to accept employment in undesirable locations in the state. On paper, this scheme claims that remoteness from an urban centre is the foremost measure of a school's undesirability. However, the perce ....

A New Perspective to Solve the Issues Concerning "Agriculture, Rural Areas, and Farmers" - Economics Analyses and Policy Proposals

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Xie, An
  • Journal Name: Seoul Journal of Economics
  • Journal Number: Vol.19, No.3
  • Publisher: Institute of Economic Research
  • Published Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Country: China

Currently, the consciousness of solving the issues concerning "agriculture, rural areas, and farmers" from their outside is getting more and more fierce, which has caused "overemphasis on urbanization, neglect of rural development." If the unhealthy trend cannot get rectified in time, not only the knot of "agriculture, rural areas, and ....

A Region Back on the Rails?: Passenger Rail and Regional Development on the NSW Far North Coast

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Stilwell, Frank; Paillas, Stephen
  • Journal Name: Sustaining Regions
  • Journal Number: Vol. 5, No. 3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The recent publication of the NSW Government's draft Far North Coast Regional Strategy (NSW Department of Planning 2006) provides a timely and interesting context in which to examine the NSW Far North Coast region. At stake are issues of regional governance and planning, spatial economic growth, environmental sustainability and soc ....

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 systematic review of primary health care delivery models in rural and remote Australia, 1993-2006

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Wakerman, John; Humphreys, John; Wells, Robert; Kuipers, Pim; Entwistle, Philip; Jones, Judith
  • Publisher: Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

Since the mid 1990s in Australia, there has been a generally favourable policy environment with respect to rural health. However, there has been little policy attention to the systematic development of sustainable comprehensive primary health care (PHC) service models in rural and remote Australia. This study commenced with the ass ....

Aboriginal Health is Improving

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Anderson, Ian; Thomas, David
  • Journal Name: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol. 30, No. 5
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

Research shows that Aboriginal health in the Northern Territory is improving though the pattern of change is not uniform from year to year, across all regions, or in every disease group. Some strategies are suggested which aim at working towards improved access to health services, housing, public health infrastructure, employment a ....

Aboriginal health workers and diabetes care in remote community health centres : a mixed method analysis

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Si, Damin; Bailie, Ross S; Togni, Samantha J; d'Abbs, Peter H N; Robinson, Gary W
  • Journal Name: Medical Journal of Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 185, No.1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

This article investigates the impact of employing Aboriginal health workers on the delivery of diabetes care in remote community health centres. This study was part of the Coordinated Care Trials of health system reform, conducted from 1997 to 2002 in two remote areas of the Northern Territory: the Tiwi Islands and the Katherine We ....

An Aboriginal-driven program to prevent, control and manage nutrition-related 'lifestyle' diseases including diabetes

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Gracey, Michael; Bridge, Ernie; Martin, David; Jones, Timothy; Spargo, Randolph M; Shephard, Mark; Davis, Elizabeth A
  • Journal Name: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  • Journal Number: Vol.15, No.2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Diabetes Management and Care Program was developed by a not-for-profit, Aboriginal-run organisation, Unity of First People of Australia, to address the special needs and problems of 'lifestyle' diseases among Aboriginal people in remote Western Australia. These lifestyle diseases include type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascu ....

Attracting skilled migrants to regional areas: what does it take?

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Hugo, Graeme; Khoo, Siew-Ean; McDonald, Peter
  • Journal Name: People and Place
  • Journal Number: Vol.14, No.3
  • Country: Australia

For some time government policy has tried to encourage permanent migrants to settle outside the major cities in so-called regional areas. This policy has met with limited success (even though the term ‘regional’ has often included Melbourne). In 2003 the policy was extended to temporary migrants entering on 457 work visas. A large survey of p ....

Australia's grains industry: factors influencing productivity growth

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Kokic P; Davidson A; Boero Rodriguez V
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • ISBN: 1920925775
  • Country: Australia

The problem faced by Australia\'s grains industry is how to effectively address the pressures that are likely to affect farmers in the future. What is required by policy makers in the first instance is a robust framework that allows a simultaneous evaluation of the likely importance of these nonmarket factors on individual farm pro ....

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