What makes an Australian family? The Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association 2008, Melbourne, Australia, 1- 13. The lever that the Howard Government used to dismantle what the authors of this book tend to call the Australian settlement was the laws relating to unfair dismissal — laws that their mates told them made it hard to achieve appropriate flexibility in hiring and firing. The authors' findings beg the question as to why 'the Howard years' have gone on for so long and show no signs of ending. These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Search Tips Our search has the following Google-type functionality: + addition symbol If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results. This can be done by repairing to the Australian Social Sciences Data Archives , downloading the file and exploring one's own questions for oneself.
Around 70 per cent of those aged 18 to 64 think that it better to retire gradually via reduced hours or part-time work. Occasionally the authors of this book stumble across this gap between attitudes and survey questions. Perhaps, they suggest, the findings 'could reflect a lack of detailed knowledge about industrial relations, support for both new and old arrangements, or more nuanced options' p. Reviewed by Michael Gilding, School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology. Bill Martin finds that Australians value the extrinsic rewards of work: job security, high income, and possibilities for advancement, but most especially job security. Clive Bean reports that 'major Australian companies' are the only Australian institution to have experienced a 'large and sustained fall' in public confidence p. For example, Ann Evans and Edith Gray show that the overwhelming majority, of Australians support a woman's right to choose whether or not she has an abortion.
Walker, Mark Western, Danielle L. This question exposes the limitations of survey data. After all, as a social scientist I design surveys often enough, but I regularly struggle to complete them--railing as I do against the limited options that I have been given for my responses! Timothy Phillips and Robert Holton then explore support for globalisation. Her research explores contemporary problems of the welfare state, including the supply of a skilled and well-supported care workforce in social service industries and attitudes to public service provision, income support and union membership. Its dismantling began when the Hawke and Keating Accords with the unions traded enterprise bargaining against the broader protections of the social wage. Clive Bean and David Denemark find that many Australians lack a sense of political efficacy and trust, possibly because they think the major parties do not offer them a real choice 73.
Australian Social Attitudes: The First Report. This allows them to find three groups: cosmopolitans who score highly on both dimensions; 'steadfast nationalists' who are wary on both; and 'cautious inter-nationalists' who are low on the former and high on the latter 120-122. On the one hand Australians are resolutely protectionist. He has previously worked at the Australian National University and the University of Tasmania, and held visiting appointments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Manchester, and the Institute of Education, London. Its settlement differs, that is to say, from that of the major European democracies, where an open economy is offset by a high degree of social protection. Where to for the welfare state? John Frow is Professor of English Language and Literature in the Department of English with Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne.
Reviewed by © all rights reserved Questions focused on in this response: 1. They also report that most respondents 64% agree that employers and employees should negotiate pay directly. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards. An excellent resource for students, teachers, researchers and policy makers, and for anyone interested in understanding the social dynamics of contemporary Australia. The E-mail message field is required. These are people who would like to join a union but appear to lack the opportunity to do so.
Are Australians open to globalisation? And why is this fundamental category of social explanation so invisible here? Shaun is a Principal Investigator of the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes. A fascinating insight into what Australians think about contemporary political and social issues using data collected from the inaugural Australian Survey of Social Attitudes on the expressed opinions of some 4300 Australian adults. Thus less than a quarter trust the superannuation funds. Mark Western is Director of the Institute for Social Science Research and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. But the book's overall purpose is to enhance democratic policy making by increasing Australia's knowledge of itself. An excellent resource for students, teachers, researchers and policy makers, and for anyone interested in understanding the social dynamics of contemporary Australia. A fascinating insight into what Australians think about contemporary political and social issues using data collected from the inaugural Australian Survey of Social Attitudes on the expressed opinions of some 4300 Australian adults.
Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. How do Australians feel about their work? An excellent resource for students, teachers, researchers and policy makers, and for anyone interested in understanding the social dynamics of contemporary Australia. This is the same as using the minus symbol. Her research explores contemporary problems of the welfare state, including the supply of a skilled and well-supported care workforce in social service industries and attitudes to public service provision, income support and union membership. He undertook a PhD at the under and , his degree being conferred in 1988. I am looking forward to Australian Social Attitudes: The Second Report.
How do Australians feel about financial investments? But respondents also value a job's intrinsic rewards: interesting work, the sense that their work helps others, and the sense that their work is useful to society. Have Australians embraced economic reform? From Australia to United Kingdom About this Item: 2006. Retrieved Mar 12 2019 from This is a comprehensive, clearly written sequel to Australian Social Attitudes: The First Report. A fascinating insight into what Australians think about contemporary political and social issues using data collected from the inaugural Australian Survey of Social Attitudes on the expressed opinions of some 4300 Australian adults. Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Contents: 1.
It does seem possible that the second set of questions measures norms of interpersonal politeness rather than attitudes to globalisation. Are Australians open to globalisation? More commonly, though, the authors report a more complex picture, emphasising the 'nuances' and 'surprises' p. Mark Western is a Co-Director of the University of Queensland Social Research Centre, and an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Queensland. Australian Social Attitudes: The First Report describes the findings of the inaugural Australian Survey of Social Attitudes, a postal survey of a national representative sample in 2003. Given the high value respondents place on job security, this anxiety is not surprising.