The Cambridge Handbook of the Social Sciences in Australia

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Migrants are also marginally more likely to be professionals. They are also more likely to be engaged in tertiary study than the Australian born, but tend to be underpaid relative to their educational achievement. These latter two findings suggest perhaps generational differences, with the second-generation migrants being the more likely to be undertaking tertiary studies and the first-generation migrants being the more likely to be underpaid. As a group, migrants are healthier than the Australian born, but do exhibit higher ratios for infectious diseases such as tuberculosis. Ethnicity perhaps needs to be revisited, because it may be too homogenous a term for too heterogeneous a group.

Aboriginality is little different from class; very little has changed over the past twenty years. Indigenous Australians are disproportionately found among manual workers. Their levels of education and school retention rates are low. Life expectancy and age-specific death rates when compared with the non-Indigenous population also clearly reflect their disadvantaged status. A marginal improvement in the life situation of Indigenous women is the only positive change that has occurred over time.

In summary, class and Aboriginality are still major structural bases of inequality, and gender and ethnicity appear to be less significant than they were twenty years ago. There are also two new contenders for consideration as structural bases, it would appear. They are spatial location and life-course position. Spatial location draws attention to issues of rurality and urban and suburban living, while life-course position highlights the consequences of youth and ageing, in particular. We have not had the opportunity to consider these issues in the present chapter, but we know enough about ageing and poverty and the exigencies of rural and outer-suburban living to recognise that these factors importantly colour the life circumstances of groups of people. However, these are matters that await empirical assessment.


Notes
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1 Unpublished data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth prepared by Dr Julie McMillan of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in June 2002.

References

ABS. 1996. Census of Population and Housing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, Australia. Cat. No. 2034.0. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics.

ABS. 1997a. 1996 Census of Population and Housing: Selected Social and Housing Characteristics. Cat. No. 2015.0. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics.

ABS. 1997b. Occasional Paper: Mortality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Cat. No. 3315.0. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics.

ABS. 1999. Participation in Education, Australia. Cat. No. 6272.0. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics.

ABS. 2001a. 'Education and training: Primary and secondary education' in Australia Now 2001. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics.

ABS. 2001b. Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia. May 2000. Cat. No. 6306.0. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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  • Contents v
  • Figures and Tables vii
  • Contributors x
  • Preface and Acknowledgements xviii
  • Introduction 1
  • References 13
  • Part 1 - Economics 15
  • Chapter 1 - Privatisation 17
  • References 27
  • Chapter 2 - Competition Policy and Regulation 31
  • References 40
  • Chapter 3 - Economics and the Environment 45
  • References 57
  • Chapter 4 - Health Economics 60
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  • Chapter 5 - Immigration 74
  • References 87
  • Chapter 6 - Labour Market and Industrial Relations 94
  • References 113
  • Chapter 7 - Income Distribution and Redistribution 118
  • References 134
  • Chapter 8 - Taxation 138
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  • Chapter 9 - Innovation 153
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  • Chapter 10 - International Trade and Industry Policies 168
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  • Chapter 11 - The Macro Economy 186
  • Notes 199
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  • Chapter 12 - Money and Banking 203
  • References 216
  • Part 2 - Political Science 221
  • Chapter 13 - Political Theory 223
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  • Chapter 14 - Federalism and the Constitution 234
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  • Chapter 15 - Legislative Institutions 249
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  • Chapter 16 - Political Parties and Electoral Behaviour 266
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  • Chapter 17 - Electoral Systems 287
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  • Chapter 18 - Gender Politics 305
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  • Chapter 19 - Interest Groups and Social Movements 323
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  • Chapter 21 - International Relations 358
  • Notes 368
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  • Chapter 22 - Political Economy 374
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  • Chapter 23 - Public Policy and Public Administration 406
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  • Part 3 - Sociology 431
  • Chapter 24 - Patterns of Social Inequality 433
  • References 457
  • Chapter 25 - Families and Households 462
  • References 477
  • Chapter 26 - Gender Perspectives 480
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  • Chapter 27 - Work and Employment 499
  • Notes 511
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  • Chapter 28 - Crime and Deviance 518
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  • Chapter 29 - Health and Illness 536
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  • Chapter 30 - Population 554
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  • Chapter 31 - Race, Ethnicity and Immigration 573
  • Notes 585
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  • Chapter 32 - Urban and Regional Sociology 590
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  • Chapter 34 - Religion and Spirituality 626
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  • Chapter 35 - Cultural Studies, Australian Studies and Cultural Sociology 638
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  • Chapter 36 - Sociological Theory 654
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  • Author Index 678
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