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Well-being and Prosperity

Health inequity in the Northern Territory, Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: hao, Yuejen; You, Jiqiong; Wright, Jo; Guthridge, Steven L; Lee, Andy H
  • Journal Name: International Journal for Equity in Health
  • Journal Number: 12.1
  • Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

Introduction: Understanding health inequity is necessary for addressing the disparities in health outcomes in many populations, including the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. This report investigates the links between Indigenous health outcomes and socioeconomic disadvantage in the Northern Territory of Australia (NT) ....

Health, freedom and work in rural Victoria : the impact of labour market casualisation on health and wellbeing

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: McGann, Michael; Moss, Jeremy; White, Kevin
  • Journal Name: Health Sociology Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This paper presents the findings of a qualitative study of the impact of casualised and independent contractor work place arrangements on the psycho-social health of 72 workers in regional Victoria. It contributes to our understanding of the crisis in rural Australia in its use of qualitative methods focusing on the impact of work ....

Hopes and fears: the life choices, aspirations and well-being of young rural women

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Warner-Smith, Penny; Lee, Christina
  • Journal Name: Youth Studies Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.20, No.3
  • Country: Australia

An Australian study of 40,000 women found that the age at which young women have children is related to broader patterns of social inequality and to the disadvantagement of young rural women. Of particular concern is the increasing polarization between better-educated young women who defer motherhood and less-educated women who have children at a ....

Housing assistance and regional disadvantage: final report

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Medhurst, D; Lea, J; Pritchard, B
  • Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 187700524X
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The aims of the research which is detailed in this final report included to: examine the relationships between housing policy and regional development by positing that local housing market conditions primarily determine the range and extent of social and economic impacts of government housing interventions; critically evaluate the ....

Hungernomics: explaining food trade sustainability

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Lau, E.; Hamzah, S. N. Z.; Sallih, S. A.; Arip, M. A
  • Journal Name: International Food Research Journal
  • Journal Number: 20:5
  • Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia, Faculty of Food Science and Technology
  • Country: Malaysia

This study explores the relationship between the total exports and total imports of the food industry in Sarawak from 1961 through 2007. We examined the sample period of the pre-1997 crisis (1961-1996) and the full sample period (1961-2007) to investigate disparities for pre-crisis sample. Analysis was carried out using standard econometric proce ....

Improving Our Waterways

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Victorian Government, Department for Environment and Primary Industry
  • Publisher: Victorian Government, Department for Environment and Primary Industry
  • Published Location: East Melbourne
  • ISBN: 978-1-74287-892-8
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The Strategy aims to maintain or improve the condition of our waterways so they can support environmental, social, cultural and economic values that are important to communities. It provides direction for regional decision-making, investment and management issues for waterways, as well as the roles and responsibilities of management agencies. R ....

Income, sense of community and subjective well-being: Combining economic and psychological variables

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Bradley S. Jorgensen, Robert D. Jamieson, John F. Martin
  • Journal Name: Journal of Economic Psychology
  • Journal Number: Vol.31, No.4
  • Country: Australia

The purpose of this study was to test the effects of income and reference group income on well-being while controlling for a range of social psychologicalvariables. A random sample of 1033 residents in a regional Australian city were surveyed by mail on a number of variables including subjective well-being, sense of community, attitudes toward th ....

Kids Come First

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Department of Health and Human Services
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

Includes key indicators of health, wellbeing, safety, development and learning that reflect the influences of child, family, community and service systems. This resource provides a wealth of publications on regional issues, including specific reports relating to children in Regional Australia. As a collection, these publications provide valuab ....

Kowanyama Community Playgroup Project

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Markwell, Susan; Iboai, Lorraine
  • Journal Name: 9th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) provides a weekly child health clinic in the remote Indigenous community of Kowanyama, on Cape York Peninsula. The RFDS runs a playgroup as part of the program. This paper describes the establishment of the playgroup program, its goals, the challenges faced, the strategies used to tackle them ....

Linking Ecosystem Services to Well-being: A Case Study of Aboriginal Communities in Northern Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Kaur, Kamaljit
  • Journal Name: Australian Aboriginal Studies
  • Journal Number: 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

This study investigated the role of ecosystem services in the well-being of Aboriginal Australians, in the tropical savanna region of northern Australia. There is significant literature available to suggest that Aboriginal communities depend upon the natural system (Williams 1986 and 1998; Altman 1987 and 2004; Edwards 1988; Gray 2 ....

Living and learning in a rural environment: A nursing student perspective

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Pront, Leeanne; Kelton, Moira; Munt, Rebecca; Hutton, Alison
  • Journal Name: Nurse Education Today
  • Journal Number: 33.3
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • Country: Australia

This study investigates the influences on nursing student learning who live and learn in the same rural environment. A declining health workforce has been identified both globally and in Australia, the effects of which have become significantly apparent in the rural nursing sector. In support of rural educational programs the literature portrays ....

Living in the Regions 2013: A survey of attitudes and perceptions about living in regional Western Australia.

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Department of Regional Development, Western Australia
  • Publisher: Government of Western Australia
  • ISBN: 2203-2401
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The purpose of the Living in the Regions 2013 survey was to ascertain what attracts people to the regions, to understand the barriers to living in the regions, to measure the quality of life in regional Western Australia, and to use that information to inform and direct regional development initiatives into the future. Report LocationClick here ....

Living longer on the land : a health program that works : an economic evaluation of the Sustainable Farm Families program

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Boymal, Jonathan; Rogers, Patricia; Brumby, Susan; Willder, Stuart
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741514916
  • Country: Australia

Rural and farming populations in Australia have above average rates of premature morbidity and mortality through heart disease, cancer and suicide. The Sustainable Farm Families (SFF) project is designed to influence farmers' behaviours with respect to health, safety and wellbeing. This report presents the results of an economic ev ....

Living to work, or working to live: intercultural understandings of livelihoods

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Jocelyn Davies; Yiheyis Maru
  • Journal Name: Dialogue
  • Journal Number: Vol.29, No.1
  • Country: Australia

Paper aims to discuss 'livelihoods' as a concept that has value in understandings both about Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people; and secondly to illustrate how 'livelihoods analysis' can contribute to stronger intercultural understandings of human well-being and regional sustainability. Report Location ....


  • Year: 2000
  • Author: O'Connor, Toby
  • Editors: Morag Fraser
  • Journal Name: Eureka Street
  • Journal Number: Vol.10, No.10
  • Published Location: Richmond Victoria
  • Country: Australia

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