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Labour Market Outcomes in Regional Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Michelle Cunningham and Kathryn Davis
  • Publisher: Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Country: Australia

Labour market outcomes in regional areas of Australia have followed broadly similar trends to those in capital cities over the past two decades. The range of unemployment rates across the regions narrowed through the 2000s, as the benefits of economic growth were spread broadly across the country. Nonetheless, there are still some notable differe ....

Lessons from the Social and Economic Impacts of the Mining Boom in the Bowen Basin 2004-2006

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Rolfe, John; Miles, Bob; Lockie, Stewart; Ivanova, Galina
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 13, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The coal industry boom in Central Queensland's Bowen Basin has generated a number of positive economic and social impacts including increased employment, income and expenditure levels. The spike in international demand for coal since 2003 has resulted in an overlapping occurrence of an unprecedented number of new mine developments, ....

Long-term Trends in Population, Farm Income, and Crop Production in the Great Plains

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Parton, William J; Gutmann, Myron P; Ojima, Dennis
  • Journal Name: Bioscience
  • Journal Number: Vol.57, No.9
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Published Location: Washington, United States
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Great Plains

Despite concern about the social, economic, and ecological viability of the agricultural Great Plains, a century-long examination reveals that threats to society, economy, and environment are counterbalanced by surprising stability and the potential for short- and medium-term sustainability. Populations in metropolitan counties have gro ....

Low-income before and after housing costs - comparing Australia's regions

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Siminski, Peter; Saunders, Peter
  • Journal Name: Australian Social Policy Conference
  • Country: Australia

This paper is part of a broader project on household inequality and living standards being conducted by the Social Policy Research Centre in partnership with the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The main purpose of the paper is to discuss methodological issues in assessing geographical differences in the propensity of households to ....

Mobility and agency: Private sector development in rural central China

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Kostka, Genia
  • Journal Name: China Journal, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 67
  • Country: China

Economic inequality is a continuing challenge for China. According to a recent World Bank report, China's Gini Coefficient rose to .47 in 2009, from .28 thirty years ago, indicating rising income inequalities. The rising rural-urban income gap is particularly challenging, as incomes of urban residents are now 3.3 times greater than ....

Money talks: overcoming the financial exclusion problems faced by Indigenous Australians

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: McDonnell, Siobhan
  • Journal Name: Australian Social Policy Conference
  • Publisher: Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

A lack of access to banking and financial services, otherwise termed financial exclusion, is one of the key aspects of the social exclusion of low income groups in Australian society. Individuals without access to banking services are at an economic disadvantage. Without the ability to save, individuals are denied a range of econom ....

Money, money, money - is this a rich man's world? Trends in spatial income inequality, 1996 to 2001

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Harding, Ann; Yap, Mandy; Lloyd, Rachel
  • Publisher: AMP Society
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

By examining statistics from the 1996 and 2001 Censuses by postcode, this report compares the income of households in order to explore where the most affluent and poorest areas of Australia are located; who has benefited from the past few years of strong economic growth and falling unemployment; how household incomes in 2001 compar ....

Nature based enterprises to help rural poor

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Alice Kok
  • Publisher: FutureGov

Expanding nature-based enterprises can increase income for the worlds rural poor. This approach, as outlined in World Resources Report 2008, can also develop the rural poors resilience to social and environmental threats such as climate change. Report Location ....

On the growth dynamics of cities and regions - seven lessons. A Canadian perspective with thoughts on regional Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Polese, Mario
  • Journal Name: The Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19 No. 1
  • Publisher: Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association
  • Published Location: Armidale, NSW
  • ISBN: 1324-0935
  • Country: Australia

Seven trends/lessons in regional development are reviewed, taking Canada as reference point: 1) the forces of agglomeration will not lessen; 2) top cities will remain so; 3) distance continues to matter; 4) costs matter, a driver of non-metropolitan growth; 5) market access increasingly matters; 6) as do naturally amenities (sea and trees), but c ....

Participation, earnings and excess labour supply

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Hagan, Peter; Mangan, John
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol.6, No.3
  • Country: Australia

Report Location ....

Policy Considerations for Moderating Welfare Dependency amongst Rural Youth

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Morgan, Philip
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 18, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Current government and business policy has forced regional Australia to adjust to the national deregulation of industries on which regional communities have become highly dependent. Adjustment is proving difficult with many regional communities struggling as the economic, social and educational core of the town and district falters ....

Promoting rural development from a territorial perspective: The case of the Yeguare Region, Honduras

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Borja, Ivan Marcelo Borja
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University
  • Published Location: United States -- Texas
  • ISBN: 9781109322460
  • Country: Honduras
  • State/Region: Yeguare Region

The purpose of this research was to determine the impact of the implementation of a territorial model of development in the Yeguare Region of Honduras. The research questions look to determine the impact of the territorial approach for each of its major components: (a) youth development, (b) gender roles, (c) sustainable livelihoods and ....

Ranking Regions - Revisiting an Index of Relative Indigenous Socio-economic Outcomes

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Biddle, Nicholas
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 15, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

For any chance of success in achieving targets for improvement in Indigenous socio-economic outcomes, policy makers need to understand where relative and absolute need is greatest. To summarise the distribution of relative need a single index can be used to rank regions or areas within regions. In this paper nine outcomes across em ....

Refugees and regional settlement: balancing priorities

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Janet Taylor; Dayane Stanovic
  • Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • Published Location: Fitzroy VIC
  • ISBN: 1876250623
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

A Brotherhood of St. Laurence study of the settlement experiences of 55 Iraqi and Sudanese refugees and 22 community leaders in Shepparton, Colac and Warrnambool, Victoria aimed to identify factors that promote successful settlement in regional areas. These include availability of employment, education and training, housing, adequa ....

Regional divide? A study of income inequality in Australia

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Lloyd, R; Harding, A; Hellwig, O
  • Journal Name: Sustaining Regions
  • Journal Number: Vol.1, No.1
  • Country: Australia

A regional analysis of incomes in Australia is presented, covering average household income by region, changes in average household income by region, average household income by state and region, and household incomes in local government areas. An attempt is then made to answer the question 'Is there a growing income inequality bet ....

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