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A guide for using statistics for evidence based policy, 2010 /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 1500.0 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Bureau of Statistics series ; no. 1500.0.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: ABS Catalogue No. 1500.0 Bibliography : p. 16Summary: There is an increasing emphasis from Australian and international governments on the importance of evidence based decision making in guiding policy process . The use of statistical information is vital for making evidence based decisions that guide the implementation of new policy, monitor existing policy, and evaluate the effectiveness of policy decisions. It is therefore essential that policy makers are equipped with the skills and ability to understand, interpret and draw appropriate conclusions from statistical information. This guide provides an overview of how statistical information can be used to make well informed policy decisions. Throughout the guide references are made to other resources, relevant training courses and associated frameworks that provide more detail.Availability: (1)

Advance Australia fair? : trends in small area socio-economic inequality, 2001 to 2006 /

by Ngu Vv, Quoc | National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling | Harding, Ann | Tanton, Rob | Nepal, Binod | Vidyattana, Yogi.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). University of Canberra 2008Description: PDF.Other title: AMP.NATSEM income and wealth report ; issue 20.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2008Summary: "The 20th AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report, Advance ; Australia Fair?, takes a critical look at trends in income, ; unemployment, immigration and other socio-economic factors ; for different geographic regions of Australia, rather than ; individual Australians - drawing on Census data from 2001 and ; 2006." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Agency, contingency and census process : observations of the 2006 Indigenous Enumeration Strategy in remote Aboriginal Australia /

by Morphy, Frances (ed.) | Australian National University. Centre for Aboriginal conomic Policy Research.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy Research 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://epress.anu.edu.au/caepr_series/no_28/pdf/whole_book.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:49:32 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Are unemployment benefits adequate in Australia? /

by Denniss, Richard | The Australia Institute | Baker, David.

Publisher: Bruce, A.C.T. The Australia Institute 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2012. "Policy Brief No. 39". Includes bibliographical references.Summary: "This paper considers the adequacy of existing unemployment benefits in Australia. It provides data on the relative decline in the value of unemployment benefits and presents new survey evidence on community perceptions about the adequacy of unemployment benefits." -- from summary.Availability: (1)

Australia at work : in a changing world /

by van Wanrooy, Brigid | Wright, Sally | Buchanan, John.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Workplace Research Centre 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2009 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: During the global financial crisis workers who stayed in their jobs did not reduce their working hours, despite widespread government and commentator claims that cuts in hours had helped stem job losses during the downturn. ; The Australian labour market is experiencing a period of substantial change, within both the economic and industrial relations environments. This third annual Australia at Work report provides a first look at how these changes are impacting on working life. The report distinguishes between changes that have occurred in the last year, during the economic downturn, and the ongoing dynamics of the Australian labour market. The purpose of this report is to provide a first descriptive take of the most recent data in order to generate debate about how Australian working life is evolving both in the short and longer term.Availability: (1)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [Website]

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2003Online Access: AIHW website Summary: The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is a national asset. We are the leading health and welfare statistics agency in Australia, regarded as international leaders in this field. We improve the health and welfare of all Australians by providing information and statistics that can be trusted and used with confidence. Research on the health of our community can help shape and improve the health and welfare services and programs on offer. Our high-quality, independent evidence is used by many to improve policies and services on health and welfare issues and topics, including expenditure, hospitals, disease, injury, mental health, ageing, homelessness, housing, disability, child protection, and the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Category jumping : trends, demographic impact and measurement issues. /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 2000Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Census of Population and Housing : Counting the Homeless, 1996. /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2008Description: HTML.Other title: Counting the homeless.Notes: URL: 'http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/2041.0' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:55:19 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response 1994 ; 1995 ; 1996 ; 1998 ; 1999 ; 2000 ; 2001 ; 2002 ; 2003 ; 2004 ; 2005 ; 2006 ; 2007 ; 2008Summary: "The main purpose of the ASGC is for collecting and disseminating geographically classified statistics. These are statistics with a where dimension. The ASGC provides a common framework of statistical geography which enables the production of statistics that are comparable and can be spatially integrated." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Census of population and housing : selected family and labour force characteristics for statistical local areas, Victoria 2001. /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 2017.2 2003Description: HTML.Notes: ABS cat. no. 2017.2 1996 ; 2001Summary: "Previously:Census of Population and Housing: Selected Family and Labour Force Characteristics for Statistical Local Areas, Victoria (ISBN 0 642 23231 8) ; Contains 2001 Census population counts and selected Education and Labour Force characteristics for persons in all Statistical Local Areas (SLA), Statistical Sub-divisions (SSD) and Statistical Divisions (SD) within Victoria. Commentary is provided, including a State or Territory summary, regional comparisons for selected topics, time series comparisons and ranked tables. The second release Basic Community Profile (BCP) at Australia level will also be included, along with reference maps." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Census of population and housing : selected social and housing characteristics, Australia, 2001. /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) cat. no. 2015.0 2003Description: PDF.Notes: 1996 ; 2001Summary: "Contains 1996 and 2001 Census population counts and selected person, family and dwelling characteristics for all Statistical Divisions (SD) and Statistical Sub-divisions (SSD) within each state and territory. ; Commentary is provided, including a state or territory summary, regional comparisons for selected topics and time series comparisons. The first release Basic Community Profile (BCP) at Australia level will also be included, along with reference maps. New inclusions for this issue are a set of comparison tables with 1901, 1996 and 2001 data for states, territories and Capital City SDs; ranked tables for selected characteristics; and person counts on a Usual Residence basis." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Census of population and housing /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006Description: HTML.Availability: No items available

Comparisons : seeking asylum. /

by The Survival Project.

Publisher: 06/13/2003 10:19:02http://www.survival-comparisons.org.au/ 12/10/2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 12/10/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB This site was researched, designed and developed by Anne Simpson and Steve Coates. Contributions from Maritza Thompson. ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: This site allows the user to actively explore the refugee experience from the time of arrival in the country to the point of decision of refugee status. The Survival Project consists of three related projects providing a comprehensive overview of various aspects of the refugee experience, and raises awareness of the situation faced by asylum seekers and refugees in Australia.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Complete set of social atlases /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2008Description: HTML.Other title: Social atlas.Summary: "The Social Atlas series consists of a separate publication for each state and territory that presents colour maps that highlight key characteristics of the population in each capital city and selected regional areas. The maps depict social, economic and housing characteristics based on data collected in the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. This information shows the diversity that exists across Australia's cities and regional centres. The maps are easy to interpret as the distribution of the data are represented by different colours and shading. Brief commentary explaining the main features and characteristics also accompany each map. To provide some consistency between atlases, each publication includes a common set of maps for the capital city areas covering topics such as population, cultural diversity, education, labour force, income, families, households and dwellings. Also, each Social Atlas includes additional maps that highlight any unique attributes pertaining to the particular capital city. A smaller selection of maps are included for the selected regional centres and these vary from Atlas to Atlas." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Deep and persistent disadvantage in Australia /

by McLachlan, Rosalie | Australia. Productivity Commission | Gilfillan, Geoff | Gordon, Jenny.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Productivity Commission 2013Description: ix, 236 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Headline statistics on Australia's most disadvantaged people frequently appear in the media, with the number of Australians living below the poverty line being often quoted. But little attention is given to explaining what lies behind these statistics, how much of the story they tell, and the judgments that sit behind them. Poverty, for example, focuses on just one facet of disadvantage and the basis for drawing a line between those living in poverty and those who are not is not always clear. ; Nor is it often explained that many of the headline statistics provide a static picture of disadvantage. But what happens over time matters. For example, people can move in and out of disadvantage relatively quickly - such as when they first enter the workforce - while others can remain disadvantaged for extended periods of time. Following the same people over a number of years is critical to understanding deep and persistent disadvantage. [...] ; Against this backdrop, this research paper has sought to find answers to a number of questions, including: ; - what does it mean to be disadvantaged? ; - how many Australians are disadvantaged and who are they? ; - what is the depth and persistence of disadvantage in Australia? ; - where do Australians experiencing disadvantage live? ; - what factors influence a person's risk of experiencing disadvantage? ; - what are the costs of disadvantage and who bears them?Availability: (1)
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Dementia across Australia : 2011- 2050 /

by Deloitte Access Economics.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Deloitte Access Economics 2011Description: 26 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Report prepared by Deloitte Access EconomicsSummary: Dementia is without question the single biggest health issue facing Australia in the 21st century. The figures in this report show that in the absence of new medications to treat dementia, almost 950,000 people will be living with dementia by 2050 the equivalent of a city three times the size of Canberra. As this report shows, the numbers of people with dementia are rising in every single electorate, in every state and territory across Australia. As the population ages, we must all be prepared for a radical shift in health priorities. The series of reports that Alzheimer's Australia has commissioned from Deloitte Access Economics over the past decade have documented the economic and social impact of dementia now and into the future -- Forward - ExtractAvailability: (1)

Dementia care in 9 OECD countries : a comparative analysis /

by Mo se, Pierre | Dementia Experts' Group | Schwarzinger, Michael | Um, Myung-Yong.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2004 Includes bibliographic references pp. 95-106Summary: This paper provides a comparative analysis of dementia care in 9 countries, with a particular focus on Alzheimer's disease. The purpose is to provide health policymakers with a better understanding of the variations in approaches to treating dementia that exist among OECD countries to help them better formulate health policies for treating dementia.Availability: (1)

Demographic trends and outlook for the inner urban region of Melbourne: (paper presented to: Families and children in the inner urban region of Melbourne: towards 2000). /

by Sams, Dennis.

Publisher: 1989Description: 49 p. Includes bibliography.Notes: Based on forecasts produced by Dept. of Management and Budget, July 1988 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Discovering statistics using SPSS /

by Field, Andy.

Edition: 3rd Revised ed.Publisher: London, U.K. Sage Publications 2009Description: xxxiii, 821 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.Other title: Discovering statistics using SPSS (and sex and drugs and rock.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Connect to the companion website: http://www.uk.sagepub.com/field3e/main.htmSummary: "Written in his vivid and entertaining style, Andy Field continues to provide students with everything they need to understand, use and report statistics at every level in the brand-new Third Edition of Discovering Statistics Using SPSS. Retaining the strong pedagogy from previous editions, he makes statistics meaningful by including playful examples from everyday student life (among other places), creating a gateway into the often intimidating world of statistics. In the process, he presents an opportunity for students to ground their knowledge of statistics through the use of SPSS. This new edition: Expands on the first 6 chapters to more 'gently' introduce basic level concepts; Complies with the new SPSS 17; Offers a stunning new full-color textbook design to illustrate SPSS 17 mechanisms (at no additional cost to students!); Contains an additional chapter on multilevel modeling; Incorporates playful 'real world' examples to go alongside those made up by the author; Includes both new and more robust pedagogical features. This new edition is accompanied by an updated Companion Web site at www.sagepub.co.uk/field3e designed for both professors and students! Student resources include: Animated 'SPSS walk-through' videos clearly demonstrating how to use the latest SPSS modules; Self-checking multiple choice questions; Datasets for Psychology, Business & Management and Health Sciences; A flash-card glossary for testing knowledge of key concepts; Access to support material from SAGE study skills books."--Publisher's website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Does part time employment help or hinder lone mothers' movements into full time employment? /

by Fok, Yin King | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Jeon, Sung-Hee | Wilkins, Roger.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Melbourne Institute Working Paper ; no. 25/09.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: A significant demographic trend in recent decades in Australia has been the growth in lone parent families as a proportion of all families, associated with which has been growth in welfare dependency. This has led to considerable policy focus on increasing lone parent participation in employment. A key issue that has arisen for the Government in pursuing this policy goal is whether, in the context of a welfare system that accommodates the combining of part-time employment with welfare receipt, part-time employment helps or hinders a progression to full-time employment, and whether and how this depends on characteristics such as the number and ages of dependent children. In this study, we investigate this issue using Australian panel data on female lone parents over the period 2001 to 2007. We estimate dynamic random effects multinomial logit models of three labour force states ? not employed, employed part-time, and employed full-time ? allowing investigation of whether part-time work represents a stepping stone to full-time employment. Evidence in support of the stepping stone hypothesis is found. Part-time employment increases the probability of full-time employment in the next year by approximately six percentage points. No (statistically significant) evidence is found that this stepping stone function varies by number of children or age of the youngest child.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Expansion of hours worked : estimates from the Labour Force Survey /

by Harper, Peter.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The recent economic downturn has resulted in an increased focus on Australia's labour market, and in particular on changes in unemployment, employment and the relationship to hours worked. While much of the recent interest has been on movements in the unemployment rate, there is considerable value in analysing other indicators, such as underemployment and hours worked, to better understand the impacts on the labour market.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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