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Regional divide? A study of incomes in regional Australia

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Lloyd, R; Harding, A; Hellwig, O
  • Journal Name: Conference papers - Paper presented at the 29th Conference of Economists, Gold Coast
  • Publisher: National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

Regional diversity is a hot topic in Australia's policy agenda. The economic and social circumstances of Australians vary significantly by region. Analyses of income inequality in Australia have generally focussed on the national outcomes. In contrast, this paper uses regional modelling techniques to examine the incomes of househol ....

Regional Income Inequality and International Trade

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Silva, Julie A; Leichenko, Robin M
  • Journal Name: Economic Geography
  • Journal Number: Vol.80, No.3
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Published Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Country: United States

This study investigates the effects of trade on income inequality across regions in the United States. Using both structural and price-based measures of regional trade involvement, we evaluate the effects of trade on inequality within and across states, the metropolitan and nonmetropolitan portions of the states, and the major census re ....

Regional incomes and the cost of living for low income households: how does Tasmania compare?

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Madden, Kelly
  • Publisher: Social Action and Research Centre, Anglicare Tasmania
  • Published Location: Hobart, Tas
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

The number of Tasmanians relying on government pensions and benefits as their main source of income is much higher than the national average, and Anglicare's research has shown that low income earners in Tasmania consistently identify the cost of essential items as key causes of household financial crisis. The author looks at regio ....

Regional incomes revisited: what happens to income distribution after age 65?

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Kelly, Simon; McNamara, Justine
  • Publisher: National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

It is generally accepted that there are significant regional differences in income distribution in Australia. This paper examines the extent of these differences in the working population and in retirement. Differences in income distributions are analysed according to state or territory, remoteness and age. The results show that in ....

Regional industry diversity and its impact on regional unemployment

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Mason, S; Howard, D
  • Journal Name: Proceedings of 12th Path to Full Employment/17th National Unemployment Conference
  • Publisher: Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE)
  • Published Location: Newcastle, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The national averages index and Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census data (2001 and 2006) were used to explore links between industrial diversity and unemployment for ABS, statistical districts (SDist) of New South Wales (NSW). This study found that in 2001 and 2006 Port Macquarie was the most specialised economy and Tamworth the most div ....

Regional poverty within the rich countries

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Jesuit, D; Rainwater, L; Smeeding, T
  • Publisher: Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
  • Published Location: Syracuse N.Y.
  • Country: Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States

The authors consider disposable income poverty rates for Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States, collected from the Luxembourg Income Survey. They assess the effectiveness of efforts to reduce economic gaps within the European countries discussed and identify areas where they se ....

Regional profiles and the analysis of regional characteristics

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Conroy, C; Nowosilskyj, M; Colton, G
  • Journal Name: Sustaining Regions
  • Journal Number: Vol.1, No.1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Utilising both Australian Bureau of Statistics and non-ABS data, this article presents the Western Australian regional profile covering the Midlands Statistical Division in order to provide an example of the range of data presented in regional profiles and how these data can be utilised in putting together a base picture of a regio ....

Regional redistribution: applying data from household income data

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Ravishankar, Nirmala
  • Publisher: Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
  • Published Location: Syracuse N.Y.
  • Country: United States, Canada, Germany, Australia

Using data for four countries from the Luxembourg Income Study, this paper evaluates the use of microeconomic data for researching regional income distribution and interregional redistribution. It first estimates interregional inequality, based on household income, before and after redistribution. Two methods of measuring interregi ....

Social determinants and regional disparity of unemployment duration in Australia: A multilevel approach

  • Author: Haynes, Michele A.; Higginson, Angela; Probert, William J. M.; Boreham, Paul
  • Journal Name: 2011 HILDA Survey Research Conference
  • Publisher: The University of Melbourne
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • ISBN: 9780734042538
  • Country: Australia

The economic and social costs associated with unproductive time spent in labour market transitions between jobs and between unemployment and employment have been the subject of recent policy debate. There is now broad support for policies that provide both positive and negative incentives to those on unemployment benefits to influence relocation ....

State of the Regions Reports 2013-2014

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Australian Local Government Association
  • Country: Australia

This is the fourteenth State of the Regions Report. The Report is commissioned by ALGA and prepared by National Economics. This year's report incorporates the latest census analysis examining population and migration, as well as distribution of employment, income and household wealth, including the scale of private savings and mortgage burden ....

The Attraction and Retention of Professionals to Regional Areas

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Miles, Robert L; Marshall, Carmel; Rolfe, John; Noonan, Sally
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 12, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

In recent years there has been a net migration from the regions to coastal and metropolitan Australia. Now the attraction and retention of professionals to regional areas is emerging as a major problem for Australia. This paper reports the results of a study to scope the nature, severity and extent of the problem in Queensland. Rep ....

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 ....


  • 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 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 regional impact of Commonwealth rent assistance: final report

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Melhuish, Tony; King, Anthony; Taylor, Elizabeth
  • Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia

Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA) provides supplementary income to about one million income support recipients in the private rental market in recognition of the additional costs of private rental housing. The primary aim of the research reported in this final report is to assess the targeting performance of CRA at a regional leve ....

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