Events for 2012

Australian Family Experiences of Late Diagnosis of Fragile X Syndrome, Vel McKeachie

Date: 6th December 2012, 11:00am — 12:00pm
This project will explore the experiences of Australian families from birth to the diagnosis of fragile X syndrome (FXS), focusing on the challenges they encounter as a result of not knowing that their child has a genetic syndrome...

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Improving the Spatial Fit in Spatial Microsimulation Modelling, Professor Graham Clarke, University of Leeds

Date: 21st November 2012, 11:00am — 12:00pm
The generation of synthetic population estimates through spatial microsimulation has been a popular technique in recent years, with applications in many areas of social science...

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Reforming Property Taxation in the ACT – Who Wins, Who Loses, Ben Phillips, NATSEM, University of Canberra

Date: 15th November 2012, 11:00am — 12:00pm
As part of the ACT Taxation Review in 2012 it was recommended that the ACT should gradually move away from conveyance duties and increase reliance on council rates...

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An Analysis of the Impact of Socioeconomic Disadvantage and School 'Value-Added' on the Probability of School Drop Out, Dr Stephane Mahuteau, Flinders University

Date: 1st November 2012, 11:00am — 12:00pm
In this paper we match the data from the Australian PISA 2006 standardized test scores to the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth (LSAY), which is composed of the students in the PISA 2006...

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The Global Economic Crisis: Long Term Unemployment in the OECD, P N (Raja) Junankar, University of New South Wales

Date: 25th October 2012, 11:00am — 12:00pm
This paper analyses the impact of the global economic crisis on unemployment and long term unemployment in the OECD. It uses simple econometric models using panel data (quarterly) and time series data...

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Inequality and Redistribution in the Australian Welfare State, 1981-82 to 2007-08, Professor Peter Whiteford, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University

Date: 3rd October 2012, 11:00am — 12:00pm
This paper assesses trends in income inequality among households of working age in Australia between the early 1980s and 2007-08, using the Income Distribution Surveys undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics...

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Going Without: Financial Hardship in Australia, Ben Phillips, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra

Date: 20th September 2012, 11:00am — 12:00pm
This seminar details the major findings of the Going Without: Financial Hardship in Australia report which was commissioned by the Major Church Groups partly as material for the senate enquiry into the adequacy of job‑seeker allowances...

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"In Poor Health": ABC Radio National Big Ideas program

Date: 16th August 2012 5:30pm
NATSEM's Professor Laurie Brown is a panel member on this Big Ideas program. Poverty is both a cause and a consequence of poor health. Socioeconomic disadvantage, rural factors, even racism contribute to poor health outcomes...

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Visioning a Future for Rural and Regional Australia, Anthony Hogan and Michelle Young, The Australian National University

Date: 16th August 2012, 2:00pm — 3:00pm
This paper reports on the findings of a consultative research process which aimed to develop a dialogue in the Australian community about the place of the rural and the regional in Australia’s future...

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Remittances and Well-Being Among Rural-to-Urban Migrants in China, Professor Klaus F Zimmermann, Professor of Economics at Bonn University and Director of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA Bonn)

Date: 14th August 2012, 11:00am — 12:15pm
The main objective of this paper is to propose a systematic approach to empirically analyse the effect of remittances on the utility of migrants, as proxied by their subjective well-being (SWB)...

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I Was Only Nineteen, 45 Years Ago: What Can We Learn from Australia's Conscription Lotteries?, Associate Professor Peter Siminski, University of Wollongong

Date: 19th July 2012, 11:00am — 12:00pm
The Australian conscription lotteries of 1965-1972 are a unique and underutilised resource for studying the effects of army service and veterans’ programs...

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Microsimulation and Policy: An Example from Across the Ditch, Roy Lay-Yee, Centre of Methods and Policy Application in the Social Sciences (COMPASS), The University of Auckland

Date: 12th July 2012, 2:00pm — 3:00pm
Microsimulation is a methodological approach that is becoming increasingly relevant in the policy arena. We present a model currently being developed by the COMPASS research centre, the BCASO Model (Balance of Care in an Ageing Society)...

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