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A welfare analysis of climate change mitigation policies /

by de Serres, Alain | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Murtin, Fabrice.

Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011Description: PDF.Other title: OECD Economics Department. Working paper ; no. 908.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: ECO/WKP(2011)77 December 2011 Bibliography : p. 24-26Summary: This paper assesses some welfare consequences of climate change mitigation policies. In the same vein as Becker, Philipson and Soares (2005), a simple index of economic progress weighs in the monetary cost induced by mitigation policies as well as the health benefits arising from the reduction in local air pollution. The shadow price of pollution is calculated indirectly through its impact on life expectancy. Taking into account the health benefits of mitigation policies significantly reduces their monetary cost in China and India, as well as in countries with large fossil-based energy-producing sectors (Australia, Canada and the United States).Availability: (1)

An overview of the economic impact of Indigenous disadvantage /

by Access Economics.

Publisher: Barton, A.C.T. Access Economics 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report assesses the economic benefits of alleviating Indigenous disadvantage including firstly the impact on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and living standards in Australia and secondly the impact on the structure of government budgets. The aim is to provide a what if style scenario analysis to depict a hypothetical Australia where Indigenous Australians face the same opportunities and experiences as all Australians. The focus is on what could be . The complex policy and program mechanics of how to achieve a real reduction in the disadvantages faced by Indigenous Australians are not addressed." -- Executive summary.Availability: (1)

Don't stop thinking about tomorrow /

by Kelly, Simon.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling 2009Description: PDF.Summary: New research shows that Australians are not saving enough to afford a comfortable retirement yet they are working less and spending more years in retirement than ever before. ; According to this report we now expect to spend around 20 years in retirement after age 65. In 1909 only around half of all Australians lived to age 65. ; The report considers how realistic present retirement expectations are given levels of retirement savings. It considers the impact that increasing future superannuation contributions would have and whether increased superannuation will rescue baby boomer women from the poverty that appears likely to await many of them. ; To address the critical issue of adequate retirement funding the report considers the benefit of increasing the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) from 9 per cent to 12 per cent. In 30 years time the superannuation balances of men are projected to increase by 25 per cent. For women aged 45 to 54, the projected increase is 7 per cent, for women aged 55 to 64 it will be 22 per cent and for women aged 65 and over the estimated increase is 30 per cent.Availability: No items available

Health at a glance 2013 : OECD indicators /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 2013 Includes bibliographic references pp. 189-202Summary: This seventh edition of Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries. It provides striking evidence of large variations across countries in the costs, activities and results of health systems. Key indicators provide information on health status, the determinants of health, health care activities and health expenditure and financing in OECD countries. Each indicator in the book is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of charts illustrating variations across countries and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the major findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological box on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability. This publication takes as its main basis OECD Health Statistics 2013, the most comprehensive set of statistics and indicators for comparing health systems across the 34 OECD member countries.Availability: (1)

Health inequalities in Australia : morbidity, health behaviours, risk factors and health service use. /

by Turrell, G | Stanley, L | de Looper, M | Oldenburg, B | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Queensland University of Technology & Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/phe/hiamhbrfhsu/hiamhbrfhsu.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:24:44 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Health inequalities in Australia : mortality. /

by Draper, Glenn | Turrell, Gavin | Oldenburg, Brian | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Queensland University of Technology and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/phe/hiam/hiam.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:47 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Indigenous health and the treaty debate : rights, governance and responsibility. /

by University of New South Wales. Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law. University of New South Wales 2004Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Inequality and mortality : long-run evidence from a panel of countries. /

by Leigh, Andrew | Jencks, Christopher.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy Research 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://econrsss.anu.edu.au/pdf/DP533.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:28:01 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Issues affecting older Aboriginal people: a discussion paper. /

by Sykes, Roberta B.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Commonwealth Office for the Aged 1988Description: 46p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Old age : constructions and deconstructions /

by Hazan, Haim.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge University Press 1994Description: xi, 126 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 107-121) and index. Retirement & ageingSummary: Haim Hazan is a leading specialist on old age in anthropology, and he has published several monographs on particular communities of old people. The present book is a general essay on the realities of old age, as it is experienced, as opposed to the ideas about the old current in western societies. It argues that the construction of this world by outsiders is inevitably affected by deeply ingrained social attitudes and structures, such as the spatial segregation of the aged as a category, and the fear of death with which they are associated. By approaching the subject from a social constructionist perspective, and drawing on a variety of detailed ethnographic accounts of the old, the author describes a unique and nuanced social world. This is a sophisticated and original book, which should have a significant impact on a field still dominated by a 'social problems' approach.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Population ageing in a nutshell : a phenomenon in four dimensions /

by Jackson, Natalie.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Rural, regional and remote health : indicators of health. /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/phe/rrrh05/rrrh05.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:21:07 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Standard Deviation of Life-Length, Retirement Incentives, and Optimal Pension Design /

by Aronsson, Thomas | Blomquist, Soren.

Publisher: Munich, Germany CESifo Group 2010Description: PDF.Other title: CESifo working paper ; no. 3201.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 23-24Summary: In this paper, we consider how the retirement age as well as a tax financed pension system ought to respond to a change in the standard deviation of the length of life. In a first best framework, where a benevolent government exercises perfect control over the individuals' labor supply and retirement-decisions, the results show that a decrease in the standard deviation of life-length leads to an increase in the optimal retirement age and vice versa, if the preferences for 'the number of years spent in retirement' are characterized by constant or decreasing absolute risk aversion. A similar result follows in a second best setting, where the government raises revenue via a proportional tax (or pension fee) to finance a lump-sum benefit per year spent in retirement. We consider two versions of this model, one with a mandatory retirement age decided upon by the government and the other where the retirement age is a private decision-variable.Availability: (1)

Young Australians : their health and wellbeing /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 2007 ; 2011Summary: Young Australians: their health and wellbeing is a series of national statistical reports on young people aged 12-24 years produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). ; The reports provide the latest available information on how Australia's young people are faring according to national indicators of health and wellbeing.Availability: (1)

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