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How Australia Compares

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: November 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521712453

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  • How Australia Compares is a handy reference that compares Australia with seventeen other developed countries across 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. Encyclopaedic in scope, it provides statistics for a huge range of human activity, from taxation to traffic accidents, homicide rates to health expenditure, interest rates to internet usage. This new edition is fully revised and updated, and features two new chapters: The Howard Impact and The Search for Scoreboards. New sections include obesity, advertising, broadband internet access, childcare and corruption. Information is highly accessible with double-page spreads for each topic. Tables and graphs are presented on one page, and 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 the nation's performance, policies and prospects.

    • This new edition is fully revised and updated. It features two new chapters: The Howard Impact and The Search for Scoreboards
    • Contains dozens of new statistics on a wide range of topics, including obesity, advertising, broadband internet access, public and private health spending, imprisonment, transport, childcare and corruption
    • Compares and contrasts Australia with 17 other developed democracies
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: November 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521712453
    • length: 294 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 173 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    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. Lifestyles and consumption
    16. Crime and social problems
    17. The search for scoreboards
    18. The Howard impact.

  • Authors

    Rodney Tiffen, University of Sydney
    Rod Tiffen is Associate Professor, Government and International Relations, University of Sydney.

    Ross Gittins
    Ross Gittens is Economics Editor, Sydney Morning Herald.

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