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Women and Gender

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 ....

Humanities education as a pathway for women in regional and rural Australia: Clemente Ballarat

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Ann Gervasoni, Jeremy Smith, Peter Howard
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Adult Learning
  • Journal Number: Vol. 53, Issue. 2
  • Publisher: Adult Learning Australia Inc.
  • Published Location: Underdale, S. Aust.
  • ISBN: 1443-1394
  • Country: Australia

This paper provides insight into the experience of Clemente humanities education for six regional and rural Australian women living around Ballarat. Each took part in an audio-taped semistructured interview which explored the impact that university study had on their lives. Their responses suggest that Clemente Ballarat was life-giving. The stude ....

Improving access and equity in rural and remote Australia - provision of women's health medical services by female GPs in remote and rural areas

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Whittle, P; Williams, L
  • Journal Name: Good Health - good country: from conception to completion: proceedings of the 6th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The personal experience of a bush woman and health consumer, who is also the convenor of the Consumer Network Group of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Section, is outlined in part one of this paper. Part two describes the experience of Doctor Priscilla Whittle, provider of the Rural Women's GP Service. The particular health ....

Marrying research, clinical practice and cervical screening in Australian Aboriginal women in western New South Wales, Australia

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Read, Christine M; Bateson, Deborah J
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Research shows that Australian Aboriginal women experience a significantly higher rate of mortality from cervical cancer than non-Aboriginal women. As infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is a necessary prerequisite for cervical cancer, a research project, the 'Women, Human papilloma virus prevalence, Indigenous, Non indigenou ....

Participation in cervical cancer screening by women in rural and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Queensland

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Coory, Michael D.; Fagan, Patricia S.; Muller, Jennifer M.; Dunn, Nathan A. M.
  • Journal Name: Medical Journal of Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.177, No.10
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Objective: To investigate the extent of participation in cervical cancer screening among women who live in discrete rural and remote Indigenous communities in Queensland. Design: Descriptive analysis of data from the Queensland Health Pap Smear Registry for the period March 1999 to February 2001. Subjects: Women aged 20–69 years who had give ....

Pregnancy and Neonatal Diabetes Outcomes in Remote Australia (PANDORA) study

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Maple-Brown, Louise J; Brown, Alex; Lee, I-Lynn; Connors, Christine; Oats, Jeremy; McIntyre, Harold D; Whitbread, Cherie; Moore, Elizabeth; Longmore, Danielle; Dent, Glynis; Corpus, Sumaria; Kirkwood, Marie; Svenson, Stacey; van Dokkum, Paula; Chitturi, S
  • Journal Name: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Journal Number: 13
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 14712393
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

Background: Diabetes in pregnancy carries an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes for both the mother and foetus, but it also provides an excellent early opportunity for intervention in the life course for both mother and baby. In the context of the escalating epidemic of chronic diseases among Indigenous Australians, it is vital that thi ....

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 ....

Reframing Issues in Rural Development: Women's insights into sustainability and their implications for government

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Ross, A.H.; McCartney, F.
  • Editors: Robyn Eversole; John Martin
  • Journal Name: Participation and Governance in Regional Development: Global trends in an Australian context
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
  • Published Location: England
  • ISBN: 0754645843
  • Country: Australia

Report Location ....

Relations of Care: A Framework for Placing Women and Health in Rural Communities

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Dolan, Holly; Thien, Deborah
  • Journal Name: Canadian Journal of Public Health
  • Journal Number: 99
  • Publisher: Canadian Public Health Association
  • Published Location: Ottawa, Canada
  • Country: Canada, Finland, Iceland, Norway

Living rurally creates geographic and socio-economic challenges for women, which negatively affect their health and well-being. Gender ideologies, expectations and practices that assign domestic and familial unpaid care work as "women's work" serve also to disadvantage women. How these ideological and material forces together affect hea ....

Report from the National Rural Women's Summit: 27-28 June 2008, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Canberra ACT

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Australia. Office for Women
  • Publisher: Office for Women
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The 2008 National Rural Women's Summit, convened by the Federal Government, addressed many of the issues that affect women living in rural areas, including: climate change, environment and water; representation of women in decision making; health; education; young people; infrastructure, transport and telecommunications; community ....

Research on lack of rural female GPs

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Lippert, N
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Consumer
  • Journal Number: Vol. 1, No. 2001 Summer
  • Country: Australia

The under-representation of female GPs in rural and remote areas varies considerably from state to state and region to region. Female GPs, however, have a pivotal role to play in providing medical services to rural and remote communities in a sustainable manner. Strategies to support women rural GPs have been developed and further ....

Rural and regional Australia: change, challenge and capacity

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Mission Australia. Research and Social Policy Unit
  • Publisher: Mission Australia
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 1875357203
  • Country: Australia

This paper examines non-metropolitan disadvantage in the framework of five key areas: economic capital; institutional capital; social capital; human capital; and natural capital. Through analysis of a range of issues including population, health, education, employment and environment, the report identifies and describes some of the ....

Sex work and health in a rural context : results of qualitative study undertaken in New South Wales

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Scott, John; Hunter, John; Hunter, Vanessa; Angela Ragusa
  • Editors: Majoribanks, T
  • Journal Name: Reimagining sociology : 2008 TASA Conference : the annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association
  • ISBN: 9780734039842
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The paper reports health related findings of the first study undertaken of rural sex workers in an incomerich nation. In-depth interviews were conducted with eighteen purposively selected women who work in the rural sex industry. Rural sex services have a unique structure which informs the experiences of sex workers. Recent advance ....

Spatial analysis of suicide mortality in Australia: investigation of metropolitan-rural-remote differentials of suicide risk across states/territories.

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Cheung, Yee Tak Derek; Spittal, Matthew J.; Pirkis, Jane; Yip, Paul Siu Fai
  • Journal Name: Social Science & Medicine
  • Journal Number: 75.8
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Published Location: Netherlands
  • ISBN: 0277-9536
  • Country: Australia

Studies of suicide epidemiology in regions of Australia have been conducted, but the spatial pattern in the whole country has not been fully investigated. This study aimed at visualizing the sex-specific suicide pattern over the country from 2004 to 2008, and studying the metropolitan-rural-remote differentials of suicide across all states/territ ....

The Future of Micro Credit in Australia: Opportunities for Economic Empowerment

  • Year: 2009
  • Publisher: The Institute for Regional Development - Cradle Coast Campus UTas
  • Country: Australia

Micro credit represents a significant policy innovation. It is a direct investment in individuals and communities, recognising their ability to drive economic and social change. This report has been prepared to help governments understand and encourage the use of micro credit as a tool to enhance economic engagement opportunities f ....

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