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The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research.
This paper was presented at SOAC 2 held in Brisbane from 30 November to 2 December 2005.
SOAC 2 was hosted by the...
Over the last 25 years neighbourhood economic outcomes have become increasingly polarised in Australia (Badcock, 1997; Hunter, 2003). The growing spatial dimensions of this inequality have generated discussion about the existence of ‘neighbourhood effects’, localised externalities and other endogenous processes, leading to underinvestment in education,...
Anthea Bill, Bill Mitchell and Martin Watts develops the labour market accounts framework to understand how employment growth and commuting patterns interact to determine the spatial distribution of unemployment in local areas of Sydney. The principal finding is that employment growth between 1996 and 2001...
Anthea Bill explores the drivers of changing labour market outcomes within Metropolitan Sydney in 1996 and 2001 (POA level). She ascertains the key drivers of unemployment ‘hot spots’ (high unemployment) and assesses the extent to which the observed polarisation of outcomes can be explained by...
Bill Mitchell and Anthea Bill use spatial econometric techniques to test whether there is evidence to support the hypothesis that the long-term unemployed represent a constraint on growth. They find no such evidence, which calls into question the logic of the plethora of active labour...
Bill Mitchell and Anthea Bill explore the presence of spillover effects between regional labour markets and finds that significant spatial interprendence exists suggesting that chronically unemployed regions reinforce each others plight.