Christine Smith


The societal costs of alcohol misuse in Australia

It is well documented that alcohol-related problems compromise individual and social health, and wellbeing. The individual harms are numerous, including premature death, loss of enjoyment and loss of social utility through fear of crime and victimisation. The misuse of alcohol, particularly among those most at...
Journal article

For Richer or Poorer: Recent Trends in Australia's Regional Income Dynamics

In this paper we examine trends in Australia's regional income dynamics over the twenty-five year period 1976-2001, with particular emphasis given to the final decade within this period. The measure of income is median weekly individual income, while dispersion is analysed in terms of population...