Tag Archives: Ann Larson

An increase in teenage mothers in regional Australia

In a recent post I looked at the high rates of early child bearing in two regions of Western Australia.  I argued that this was in part due to lower school completion rates plus young women’s lack of engagement in …

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Regional youth and jobs: who is working at what?

After a few posts that outlined the disadvantages of Western Australian rural and remote youth, it is a relief to describe employment rates.  One can still discern patterns which may limit regional youth’s opportunities.  However, proximity to growing industries like …

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Constrained choices and early motherhood: young women in the regions

Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It’s about making life more fair for women everywhere. It’s not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It’s about baking …

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How regional youth are faring

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School completion rates in the region—and why it matters

Since WWII Australia has lagged behind other developed countries in school completion rates. That gap has been reduced but many young people are still not completing Year 12 or equivalent. The 2011 census found that 78% of 19 year olds …

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Rural youth’s flight to the city

They hung a sign up in our town “if you live it up, you won’t live it down” So, she left Monte Rio, son just like a bullet leaves a gun Hold On, Tom Waits Since the dawn of cities, …

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The Demographic and Health Surveys

  Over 90 countries have conducted a Demographic and Health Survey. Financially supported by USAID for thirty years, MEASURE DHS is the single largest and most respected source of demographic, health and social data for low and middle income countries. …

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My highlights from 2012–it’s all about information

I was part of some wonderful projects in 2012.  As I wrote my personal highlights from a third year as a consultant, I realised it was all about information: from how Twitter is helping me to learn new tricks to …

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