Social capital

Report

5 Apr 2019
47

This review explores the relevance of social connection to contemporary discussions of social isolation and loneliness and produces a practical tool for considering social connectedness.

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018
40

Children’s Independent Mobility (CIM) is a measure of the level of a child’s freedom to explore and move about his or her local neighbourhood without direct adult supervision. Children have suffered a significant loss of independent mobility since the 1970s. The choice of independent mobility...

Book

22 Mar 2018
432

This resource provides an in-depth insight into how to engage citizens and city-building in the complex, contemporary city.

Journal article

17 Feb 2018
10

It is important to understand the effects of higher levels of market participation on the resilience of mixed-subsistence communities to climate change. Climate models predict that the Pacific Islands and other regions with mixed-subsistence communities will experience increased climate variability, including more frequent cyclones and...

Journal article

10 Dec 2017
31

This study examines the association between health enhancing and threatening, and social and physical aspects of the neighbourhood environment and general practitioner (GP) assessed morbidity, in order to find out whether the effects of environmental characteristics add up or modify each other.

Discussion paper

1 Dec 2017
17

This paper offers a critical examination of the historical context, theoretical foundation and empirical evidence regarding 'area effects' in social and housing policies.

Report

14 Aug 2017
139

This report examined the impact of religious visibility on social cohesion in two case-study locations in Melbourne.

Report

9 Aug 2017
164

The findings outlined in this report contradict an opinion often stated in public debates that Muslims tendto ‘self-segregate’ and do not integrate with the wider society.

Working paper

26 Jan 2017
50

This paper looks at place-based stigma within communities by mapping social networks and relationships within sub-sections of a disadvantaged urban Tasmanian community. This provides a unique lens for understanding disadvantaged urban places, particularly when laying the foundation for community development strategies to address disadvantage and...

Report

7 Dec 2016
52

Youth unemployment is a growing concern in Australia, with the unemployment rate for those aged 15 to 24 more than twice the national figure (BSL, 2016). Additionally, economic changes are radically changing job opportunities through globalisation, automation and more flexible work (FYA, 2016), highlighting the...

Report

7 Nov 2016
187

Community aged care services in Australia are undergoing major change. With the introduction of Consumer Directed Care (CDC), older adults who are eligible for assistance have control over spending their individual budget on services and can choose a service provider in an open, competitive market....

Other text

3 Nov 2016
98

In this speech, the Secretary of the NZ Treasury talks about how the focus of public policy should be on enabling a more prosperous, sustainable and inclusive New Zealand, now and into the future. He discusses how New Zealand can invest in sustainable improvement in...

Journal article

15 Sep 2016
3

This paper presents the findings of a 2015 survey of cultural tastes and practices relating the visual arts and correlates these with indicators of social class, ethnicity, gender, and level and type of education.

Journal article

7 Jul 2016
90

This article explores perceptions of social capital and sustainability of farming and its contribution to regional development.

Journal article

8 Mar 2016
69

Regional studies globally has a strong focus on understanding the causes of variation in the economic performance and well-being of regions and this emphasis acknowledges that the strength of the local or regional economy plays a determinant role in shaping quality of life. Regional research...

Conference paper

4 Dec 2015
49

With a dominant focus of economic rationality in development and management operations, interpretations of sustainable development have limited capacity to account for the contribution of social sustainability. This paper examines commitment to and accountability for social sustainability in Australian local government from the perspective of...

Report

5 Dec 2014
114

This report is a collaboration between Volunteering Tasmania and the Institute of Project Management (IPM). It uses IPM's Model of Value Creation to locate the discrete values of volunteering activity and, for the first time, illustrate the dynamic ways in which they interact.

The...

Report

30 Sep 2014
20

Executive Summary

This study develops a measurement tool to assess the economic health, human capital, social well-being and liveability of regional locations. The study is guided by developments in the professional literature related to measuring these four dimensions. Information was compiled from existing...

Report

13 Mar 2014
253

Provides insights into the aspects of Australian communities that support children and those that fail them. It examines the ways in which communities can be strengthened from the standpoint of children. The report documents how excessive use of alcohol, aggressive drivers and the threat of...

Report

7 Mar 2014
317

A group of researchers decided to ask children what they think about the communities they live in - what they think makes a strong and supportive community, for children and for adults.

Executive summary

In 2008, a group of researchers surveyed 108 children...

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