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2010 global trends : 2010 in review /

by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: As UNHCR commemorates in 2011 the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, the 2010 Global Trends report demonstrates the continued relevance of forced displacement and statelessness issues to the international agenda. It depicts some of the major humanitarian trends which occurred during 2010 in relation to displacement, either within or beyond international borders. The report also reviews statistical trends and patterns for populations considered to be of concern to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - refugees, returnees, stateless persons and internally displaced persons (IDPs) - collectively referred to as "persons of concern".Availability: (1)

A new paradigm of international migration : implications for migration policy and planning for Australia. /

by Hugo, Graeme.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Information and Research Services, Department of the Parliamentary Library 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A place in the sun : re-creating the Australian way of life. /

by Cope, Bill | Kalantzis, Mary.

Publisher: Pymble, N.S.W. HarperCollins 2000Description: 389 p.Notes: Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A snapshot of early childhood development in Australia : Australia Early Development Index (AEDI) National Report 2009 /

by Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Centre for Community Child Health 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011 Re-issueSummary: In 2009, the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) was completed nationwide for the first time. Between 1 May and 31 July, information was collected on 261,203 children (97.5 per cent of the estimated national five-year-old population). ; The AEDI is a population measure of children's development in communities across Australia. ; The AEDI gives us a national picture of children's health and development 'a first for Australia'. The results pinpoint strengths in the community as well as what can be improved.Availability: (1)

Ageing and disadvantage : current research and policy environment /

by KPMG.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. KPMG and the Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 48 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 45Summary: The changing age profile of Australia is caused by both a decrease in fertility and an increase in life expectancy. Life expectancy for a man aged 65 in 1964 was 77, by 2004 life expectancy had increased to 83 years. For women, average life expectancy at 65 has increased from 81 to 86 years. Increased life expectancy means that people retiring now and in the future will have a longer and more active period of retirement than previous generations. Policy for the future is generally made by looking at the past, but it is now clear that the priorities and needs of the future population will be different from the past, and research is needed to understand the requirements for future policy. The life history, expectations and needs of older people into the future may not be the same as the current generations of older people.Availability: (1)

Australia's ageing population : how important are family structures? /

by Walker, Agnes | National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra 1997Description: v, 58 p. ; 21 cm.Other title: NATSEM. Discussion paper ; no. 19.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 1997 Includes bibliographical references.Summary: In Australia, as in most Western economies, concerns about the impact of the ageing of the population have led to a series of policy initiatives that generally aim to assign greater responsibility to individuals for the costs associated with ageing. ; Analyses of the effects of ageing published to date have tended to rely on aggregate projections of population and age structures. Interdependencies between individuals have rarely been taken into account, and it is only in some recent studies that the complex relationship between family structures and the size of government social expenditure has been recognised. Such studies cite broad statistics on the significant support that older people offer their families and on the importance of family members as carers for the aged. ; In this paper traditional approaches to studying the effects of ageing in the population are reviewed and a complementary approach, using dynamic microsimulation, is discussed. The advantage of dynamic microsimulation is that, in projecting future population patterns, the life cycles of individuals can be tracked, along with their family characteristics (such as spouses, children and grandparents) and household characteristics (including finances and wealth accumulation). ; The paper concludes with an account of the development work on dynamic microsimulation modelling at NATSEM, indicating the areas where this tool will be best able to advance understanding of age related policy issues.Availability: (1)

Australian social trends : using statistics to paint a picture of Australian society /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 4102.0 2012Description: HTML.Other title: Life expectancy trends.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: PDF of latest issue only 1994 ; 1995 ; 1996 ; 1997 ; 1998 ; 1999 ; 2000 ; 2001 ; 2002 ; 2003 ; 2004 ; 2005 ; 2006 ; 2007 ; 2008 ; 2009 ; 2010 ; 2011 ; 2012 Education and Indigenous wellbeing includes: 4102.0 - AST March 2011 Released 25/03/2011 4102.0 - Life expectancy trends 4102.0 - Health services 4102.0 - Health outside major cities Released 25/03/2011 4102.0 - Year 12 attainment 4102.0 - Education and Indigenous wellbeing Population growth: past, present and future (migration issues)Summary: "Australian Social Trends is an annual series that presents information on contemporary social issues and areas of public policy concern. By drawing on a wide range of ABS statistics, and statistics from other official sources, Australian Social Trends describes aspects of Australian society, and how these are changing over time. It is designed to assist and encourage informed decision-making, and to be of value to a wide audience including the public, those engaged in research, journalism, marketing, teaching and social policy, as well as anyone interested in how we live today and how we've changed over recent decades." -- Publisher website.Availability: (1)

Beyond the suburbs : population change in the major exurban regions of Australia. /

by McKenzie, Fiona.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 1996Description: xiv, 78 p. : ill., maps.Notes: Cat. No. 9605711 "This report was prepared for the Bureau of Immigration, Multicultural and Population Research, whose work has now been absorbed into the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs"-- inside cover. Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-78)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Census of population and housing : community profiles, Australia, 1996. /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 2020.0 1998Description: HTML.Summary: "Comprises key census data for all standard census geographic areas from Collection District (CD) to total Australia. Each Community Profile is a set of tables containing key census characteristics of persons, families and dwellings covering most topics on the census form. Explanatory notes and footnotes are included with each Community Profile. The Basic Community Profile provides 32 tables for all census areas from CD to total Australia. The Time Series Community Profile provides 21 tables from the Basic Profile comparing data from the 1986, 1991 and 1996 Censuses where the classifications are comparable. It is available for Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) and aggregates of SLAs. The Usual Residents Profile provides 25 tables based on the usual residents of SLAs. The Expanded Community Profile provides 38 tables, available for SLAs and larger areas, comprising more detailed versions of some of the Basic Profile Tables, plus new tables. The Working Population Profile provides 17 tables of labour force and related data on the characteristics of people who work in SLAs within the journey to work study areas - usually capital cities. The Indigenous Profile provides data on Indigenous people in 29 tables based on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Regions, Indigenous Locations and Indigenous Areas." -- [Publisher website]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Census of population and housing : Indigenous profile /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 2002.0 2006Description: HTML.Notes: 2001 ; 2006Summary: "The Community Profile Series contains six separate profiles aimed at providing information on key Census characteristics relating to persons, families and dwellings and covering most topics on the Census form. The profiles are excellent tools for researching, planning and analysing small and large geographic areas. They enable comparisons to be made between different geographic areas. The profiles which will be available for the 2006 Census will be: Basic Community Profile (BCP), Place of Enumeration Profile (PEP), Indigenous Profile (IP), Time Series Profile (TSP), Expanded Community Profile (XCP) and the Working Population Profile (WPP). ; The Indigenous Profile (IP) consists of 34 tables containing key Census characteristics of Indigenous persons and households. Some tables provide comparisons with the non-Indigenous population. The data are based on place of usual residence. The IP will be released in two phases. First release tables are those tables containing classifications which are easy to process and are available on release day. Second release tables contain classifications which require more complex processing and will be available on the second release day." -- [Publisher website]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Displacement : the new 21st century challenge /

by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2012Description: PDF.Other title: UNHCR global trends 2012.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Economic implications of an ageing Australia /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2005Description: xli, 428 p. + 1 computer laser optical disk : col. : 4 and 3/4 in.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2005 Includes bibliographical references. Chairman: Gary BanksAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

From measuring production to measuring wellbeing /

by Gruen, David | Australia. The Treasury.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Treasury 2010Description: 11 p.Other title: Measuring progress : from theory to practice.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Presentation by Dr. David Gruen to NatStats 2010Summary: A presentation by David Gruen in a Panel Discussion titled "Measuring Progress: From Theory to Practice" at NATSTATS 2010, Sydney, on 17 September 2010.Availability: (1)

Immigration : taking a long view /

by Viviani, Nancy | Asialink.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Asialink, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne 2010Description: PDF.Other title: The Asialink Essays 2010 ; volume 2 no. 2.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 9 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This paper addresses the "Big Country" immigration debate. It argues that we haven't thought enough about the social and economic impact of the latest anticipated increases in immigration, - the "explosive" mix created when a relatively low skilled local population comes under pressure from high levels of more skilled migration. Treasury, Viviani says, thinks it is cheaper to free-ride on the educational investments by other countries in our migrants, while failing to properly build our own skill-levels.Availability: (1)

Immigration and the aged care workforce in Australia : meeting the deficit /

by Fine, Michael D | Mitchell, Annette.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Innovation, technology diffusion and poverty traps: the role of valuable skills /

by Messinis, George | Victoria University of Technology. Centre for Strategic conomic Studies | Ahmed, Abdullahi D.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria University of Technology. Centre for Strategic Economic Studies 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Victoria University of Technology. Centre for Strategic.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010 Bibliography : p. 22-25Summary: This paper develops a new index of human capital that measures cognitive skills employed by the adult population in seventy nations during 1970-2003. The index is compared to existing measures of human capital in the Benhabib and Spiegel (2005) model. Analysis goes beyond the Cobb-Douglas production function. The evidence shows that (i) the new index best explains trends in technology growth; (ii) the skills-education deficit has increased in Africa and advanced OECD countries; (iii) the number of countries in poverty traps has risen; and (iv) valuable skills impact most on innovation when physical capital and skills are complementary. The results suggest that public policy ought to pay more attention to the employability of skills.Availability: (1)

Migrant statistics news /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 3413.0 2011Description: HTML.Summary: "Migrant Statistics News is the half-yearly newsletter of the National Migrant Statistics Unit. The newsletter highlights developments in migrant and ethnicity related statistics, and provides relevant information for researchers, policy makers, service providers and others with an interest in this field." -- ABS websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Mobilities /

by Urry, John.

Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA Polity 2007Description: 335 p. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Pt. 1. Mobile Worlds -- 1. Mobilizing Social Life -- 2. 'Mobile' Theories and Methods -- 3. The Mobilities Paradigm -- Pt. 2. Moving and Communicating -- 4. Pavements and Paths -- 5. 'Public' Trains -- 6. Inhabiting Cars and Roads -- 7. Flying Around -- 8. Connecting and Imagining -- Pt. 3. Societies and Systems on the Move -- 9. Gates to Heaven and Hell -- 10. Networks -- 11. Meetings -- 12. Places -- 13. Systems and Dark Futures.Summary: "Issues of movement - of people, things, information, and ideas - are central to people's lives and to most organizations. In this book John Urry draws upon an extensive array of new research and material to develop what he calls the 'new mobilities paradigm' for the social sciences. He shows how this paradigm makes comprehensible social phenomena which were previously opaque. He examines how 'mobilities' each presuppose a 'system' that permits predictable and relatively risk-free repetition. The book outlines various such systems and then analyses their intersecting implications for social inequality, social networks and meetings, the nature of places, and alternative mobility futures."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Organizational, adaptation and human resource needs for an ageing population /

by Seike, Atsushi | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Biggs, Simon | Sargent, Leisa.

Publisher: Geneva, SwitzerlandGlobal population ageing : peril or promise? by Global Agenda Council on Ageing Society. Chapter 9 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Indexed chapter 9 By Simon Biggs, Brotherhood of St LaurenceSummary: Organizational adaptation will be a key element in achieving the human resource needs for a world with fewer younger workers and greater numbers of older workers. Where older people continue working, it can create a virtuous circle for public policy, whereby individuals continue to pay taxes while not drawing down on benefits systems. However these policies are often perceived to be politically difficult and resulting in forced work or work-continuation under insecure conditions. The advantages of actively attracting mature-age workers are quickly becoming apparent to individual enterprises. Polices that emphasize the 'carrot' of age-friendly working environments mean they are better placed to both retain and attract mature workers and achieve wider age diversity. This can be done by focusing on mechanisms that proactively engage with an age-diverse workforce from wellbeing promotion, continuous learning and flexible work practices. Such mezzo-level initiatives are often overshadowed by macro attempts to engineer participation by removing incentives not to work, but may be equally if not a more effective cultural adaptation to an ageing society.Availability: (1)

Overloading Australia : how governments and media dither and deny on population /

by O'Connor, Mark | Lines, William J.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Canterbury, N.S.W. Envirobook 2010Description: vi, 241 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Greenhouse gases going up. Oil and gas depleting. House prices exploding. Overloading Australia explains why -- and how to stop it. The press of numbers on this continent affects us all - those living, as well as those yet to be born.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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