How Australia Compares

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 27, 2004 - Business & Economics - 282 pages
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Australia Compared is a reference work which assesses the nation with its broader group of peers. In an accessible format it compares and contrasts Australia over 17 core aspects of economic, political and social life with 18 leading first-world countries. Professor Rod Tiffen, a Professor of Political Science and Dr Ross Gittins, the Economics Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, are a good team who both show keen empirical skills in sourcing and interpreting data and who can communicate figures in a lively way.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Government and Politics
18
Parliamentary structures
24
Election campaigns and finances
31
Electoral participation
38
Work and the Labour Force
66
Government Taxes and Spending
89
Health
98
Media
182
Family
190
Gender
200
Lifestyles and Consumption
208
Crime and Social Problems
223
Religion Values and Attitudes
238
Sources and References
258
List of Tables
276

Education
118
Inequality and Social Welfare
136
Science and Technology
170

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About the author (2004)

Rod Tiffen is Associate Professor, Government and International Relations, University of Sydney.

Ross Gittens is Economics Editor, Sydney Morning Herald.

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