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This paper examines causes of unemployment in Australia as perceived by leaders in government, business and trade unions, and by the workforce. A distinction is drawn between structural explanations which emphasise economic conditions and job shortages, and individualistic explanations which...
This paper examines the economic and political constraints on the development of Australian policy directed at the prevention of alcohol‐related health problems. An analysis is made of recent official statements and enquiries and it is argued that heightened concern about prevention arose in the...
In the gerontological literature, the family has been characterised as either a party that has pushed the aged person into nursing homes or one which has assisted them to remain at home. But few studies have systematically examined the role the family plays in placing the older person in a...
Job loss in manufacturing industry has been a marked feature of the Australian economy over the last decade but little is known about the prospects for re‐employment of workers who have been retrenched. This paper reports the results of a survey of the subsequent labour market experiences of 271...
While legal representation might be expected to make a difference to the outcome of criminal proceedings, much of the relevant evidence is either inconclusive or contrary to expectations. ‘This paper examines the relationship between legal representation and outcome in six Melbourne magistrates’...
The past two years have brought three developments almost certain to change radically the way social scientists and policy analysts view the conduct of their enterprise. These have been the release of samples of data collected by the ABS as unit records on magnetic tape, major modifications to...
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