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  • 394 tables
  • Page extent: 294 pages
  • Size: 246 x 190 mm
  • Weight: 0.763 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 994
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: HC603 .T54 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Australia--Politics and government--21st century
    • Australia--Economic conditions--21st century
    • Australia--Social life and customs--21st century

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521835787 | ISBN-10: 052183578X)

DOI: 10.2277/052183578X

Replaced by 9780521712453

 (Stock level updated: 09:10 GMT, 01 December 2015)


How Australia Compares is a handy reference that compares Australia with 17 other developed democracies on a wide range of social, economic and political dimensions. Whenever possible, it gives not only snapshot comparisons from the present, but charts trends over recent decades or even longer. Its scope is encyclopaedic, offering comparative data on as many aspects of social life as possible, from taxation to traffic accidents, homicide rates to health expenditure, and international trade to internet usage. It uses a highly accessible format, devoting a double-page spread to each topic, with tables on one page and a clear explanation and analysis on the facing page. In each discussion the focus is to put the Australian experience into international perspective, drawing out the implications for its performance, policies and prospects.

• An accessible format which compares and contrasts Australia with eighteen other countries • Includes economic, political and social aspects • Tiffen and Griffins are a strong writing team


1. People; 2. Government and politics; 3. Economy; 4. Work and the labour force; 5. Government taxes and spending; 6. Health; 7. Education; 8. Inequality and social welfare; 9. International relations; 10. Environment; 11. Science and technology; 12. Telecommunications and computing; 13. Media; 14. Family; 15. Gender; 16. Lifestyles, consumption and leisure; 17. Crime and social problems; 18. Religion, values and attitudes.


'… highly valuable as a desktop reference, useful for a quick check of Australia's relative ranking in relation to most issues related to public policy.' Public Administration Today

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