Tag Archives: demographic analysis

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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A research apprenticeship

Today I caught up with S N Mitra, who taught me all I know about survey research.  Mitra got his masters in demography at Australian National University and returning to Bangladesh found himself starting Mitra and Associates.  Since the beginnings …

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A solution to improve data on Aboriginal development

The limited information about the number and conditions of Aboriginal people living in particular areas frustrates everyone.  Services do not know how many potential clients they are missing.  Aboriginal organisations cdo not have the information they need for advocacy. The …

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Demographic information systems for Aboriginal development

The lack of accurate information about Aboriginal populations is frustrating for community members, service providers and governments.  The Australian census provides only a snapshot and has known data quality problems.  Education, health and employment programs know how many people they serve …

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