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The economics of indigenous deprivation and proposals for reform

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Hughes, Helen
  • Publisher: Centre for Independent Studies
  • Published Location: St Leonards, NSW
  • Country: Australia

The author argues that as a result of 30 years of separatist policies, Australian Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in remote communities, fringe settlements and capital-city ghettos, as compared to those integrated into the mainstream economy in capital cities and towns in regional Australia, have been denied the economic opp ....

The influence of socioeconomic and locational disadvantage on patterns of surgical care for lung cancer in Western Australia 1982-2001

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Hall, SE; Holman, CD; Sheiner, H
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 27, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Objective: Patterns of in-hospital surgical care for lung cancer in Western Australia were examined, including the effects of demographic, locational and socioeconomic disadvantage and the possession of private health insurance, on the likelihood of receiving surgery. Patients and methods: The WA Record Linkage Project was used to ....

The potential contribution of vocational and technical education to the future social-economic development of Albania

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Mykerezi, Pavli K
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Virginia
  • Country: Albania

The purpose of this study was to determine the potential contribution of vocational and technical education to the future social-economic development of Albania. To achieve this purpose, a panel of experts was involved in the formulation of statements and the determination of each statement's value as a contributor to future social-econ ....

The regional impact of housing costs and assistance on financial disadvantage

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: McNamara, Justine; Tanton, Robert; Phillips, Ben
  • Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 192120110X
  • Country: Australia

The influence of housing costs on the economic well-being of Australian households at a regional level and the regional impact of housing assistance on financial disadvantage is as yet relatively unexplored. The paper describes a research project, placed within the broad conceptual framework of a deprivation approach to poverty and ....

The relative social and economic status of Indigenous people in Bourke, Brewarinna and Walgett

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Ross, K; Taylor, J
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0731549074
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This profile of the relative social and economic status of Indigenous people in Bourke, Brewarrina and Walgett in New South Wales was prepared to inform discussions which will explore solutions to pressing social and economic problems facing Indigenous communities in these three towns. The focus is on those aspects of social and ec ....

Thinking regionally, acting locally: lessons for Australia from overseas housing and regional assistance policies

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Gleeson, B; Carmichael, C
  • Journal Number: National Social Policy Conference 2001 - Papers
  • Publisher: ocial Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia, European Union, United Kingdom, United States

This paper presents the findings of a research study which investigated and evaluated the housing related regional assistance measures in the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States and draws implications for Australian policy makers. Report Location ....

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 ....

Understanding the vulnerability, resilience and adaptive capacity of households in rural Victorian towns in the context of long term water insecurity

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Stebbing, MS; Carey, M; Sinclair, M; Sim, M
  • Journal Name: Water and Climate: Policy Implementation Challenges; Proceedings of the 2nd Practical Responses to Climate Change Conference
  • Publisher: Engineers Australia
  • Published Location: Barton, A.C.T.
  • ISBN: 9780858259119
  • Country: Australia

Whilst the range of impacts of a changing climate on farming communities has been extensively studied in Australia, little is known about how individuals and households in small rural towns adapt to the effects of long term water insecurity. The health and wellbeing impacts of climate variability may be experienced as direct or indirect health im ....

Welfare effects of national taxes in an economy with regions

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Petchey, Jeffrey; Levtchenkova, Sofia
  • Journal Name: Economic Record
  • Journal Number: Vol.79, No.245
  • Country: Australia

The present paper illustrates that changes in national commodity and income tax rates will affect the location choices of mobile factors of production within an economy with regions as well as the total supply of these factors to the economy. It is also argued that revenue (expenditure) neutral changes in the tax mix, for example, an increase in ....

Welfare to Work and Its Regional Effects

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Australian Council of Social Service
  • Publisher: Australian Council of Social Service
  • Published Location: Strawberry Hills, NSW
  • ISBN: 0858717042
  • Country: Australia

Many single parents and people with disabilities who apply for social security payments after 1 July 2006 will be affected by the Government's Welfare to Work legislation, passed by the Parliament late last year. The changes include new activity requirements, greater investment in employment assistance services to help people get w ....

Wellbeing, resilience and liveability in rural and regional Australia: the 2015 Regional Wellbeing Survey

  • Year: 2016
  • Author: Jacki Schirmer, Brigitta Yabsley, Melinda Mylek and Dominic Peel
  • Publisher: University of Canberra
  • Country: Australia

This report examines the results of the 2015 Regional Wellbeing Survey, focusing on wellbeing, liveability, and resilience. The Regional Wellbeing Survey was launched in 2013 to examine the wellbeing of people living in rural and regional areas of Australia. The survey is conducted annually, and measures the subjective wellbeing of people and co ....

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