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Date: 2009
Language: eng
Type: text | book
Date: 2006
Language: eng
Abstract: For some time government policy has tried to encourage permanent migrants to settle outside the major cities in so-called regional areas. This policy has met with limited success (even though the term... More
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Authors: McDonald, Peter
Date: 2006
Language: eng
Abstract: Pre-budget statements by the Prime Minister and other leading politicians aroused hopes that the 2006–07 budget would favour families with children. These expectations were not realised.
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Authors: McDonald, Peter
Date: 2005
Language: eng
Abstract: The number of births registered in 2004 was around 3,000 higher than the number registered in 2003, giving rise to the question in the title. The article provides evidence that the Australian Total Fe... More
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Date: 2004
Language: eng
Abstract: This paper argues that immigrants are not substitutes for births. As demonstrated through several scenarios modelling Australia’s future population, fertility and immigration do not have equivalent im... More
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Date: 2004
Language: eng
Abstract: Peter McDonald is Professor and Jeromey Temple is a PhD Candidate and Research Assistant, both are with the Demography and Sociology Program, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National Un... More
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Date: 2003
Language: eng
Abstract: Extensive use has been made of recently published Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) estimates of net overseas migration. These estimates indicate a considerable increase in net overseas migration ... More
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Date: 2003
Language: eng
Abstract: The focus of attention on the current housing bubble has led to calls for a cut to Australia’s international migration intake as a solution to the problem. Beyond the short-term, there have also been ... More
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Authors: McDonald, Peter
Date: 2003
Language: eng
Abstract: What has happened to the Prime Minister’s ‘barbeque stopper’ issue — reform of policy to support the combination of work and family? Halfway through this term of parliament, we have no new policies on... More
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Date: 2003
Language: eng
Abstract: There has been a paradigmatic shift in patterns of global migration in recent years, towards short term movements. This paper explores one aspect of this shift in Australia — the increase in skilled t... More
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Date: 2002
Language: eng
Abstract: Some commentators have argued that in projecting future migration levels, it is more appropriate to assume a fixed migration rate rather than a fixed number. In this note, the authors evaluate the two... More
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Authors: McDonald, Peter
Date: 2001
Language: eng
Abstract: Australian women show a strong attachment to employment. This article shows that this includes most mothers of pre-school children. However, Australia’s family tax rebate, family income support and ch... More
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Authors: McDonald, Peter
Date: 2001
Language: eng
Abstract: In the most recent issue of People and Place, I argued that the falling fertility rate in Australia was evidence that a paradigm shift was required in Australian family support policy. The argument th... More
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Date: 2000
Language: eng
Abstract: This article examines the impact of post-war migration, the post-war baby boom, and the improvement in the life expectancy since the 1960s on Australia’s current age structure. It shows that, contrary... More
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Authors: McDonald, Peter
Date: 2000
Language: eng
Abstract: Fertility in Australia is low and may well fall further. Why? McDonald discounts theories based on ‘post materialist values’ and argues that most young women want at least a two-child family. Fertilit... More
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Authors: McDonald, Peter
Date: 2000
Language: eng
Abstract: In 1997 the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimated that if current marriage rates continued, some 40 per cent of Australian men and women would not get married. Though subsequently revised, this es... More
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Date: 1998
Language: eng
Abstract: The authors argue that, if Australia is to achieve a stationary population (zero population growth) within one generation, there is only one feasible path: net migration should be between sixty and a ... More
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Authors: McDonald, Peter
Date: 1998
Language: eng
Abstract: The results of the 1996 Census show that levels of fertility are falling for almost all categories of women and for women as a whole. Most young women would like to have at least two children but econ... More
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Date: 1995
Language: eng
Abstract: Australian cities are suburban and many writers are critical of this. But the suburbs are not homogeneous: there are outer, middle and inner suburbs. When choosing a place to live in our cities, peopl... More
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