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The experience of middle Australia : the dark side of economic reform / Michael Pusey ; with the assistance of Shaun Wilson, Nick Turnbull and Toby Fatorre
Bib ID 2405882
Format BookBook
Author
Pusey, Michael
 
Description Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, c2003 
xvii, 244 pages : ill. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0521651212 (hardback)
0521658446 (paperback)
Summary

"This book puts middle Australia under the microscope, examining how quality of life is faring in the face of change and uncertainty. 400 Australians from around the country shared their experiences of work, family, and community for this book, creating a striking picture of Australian society into a new millennium. This lived experience is set against hard data so that we can truly understand the impact - good and bad - of economic restructuring on the broad Australian middle class. Meticulously researched, it mounts a moral and intellectual counter-argument to economic reform." -- BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • 1. The experience of economic reform
  • 2. Incomes and their meanings
  • 3. Jobs, work and fairness in the wake of labour market reform
  • 4. Working families: struggling with the costs of reform
  • 5. Civil society and communities
  • 6. Politics, power and institutions
  • 7. Judgements on economic reform
  • Appendices: A. Chronology of economic reform; B. Methods and procedures: Middle Australia Project; C. Supplementary tables; D. Income and equivalent household income.
 
Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography, p. 208-239.

Subjects Structural adjustment (Economic policy) -- Australia.  |  Middle class -- Australia.  |  Australia -- Economic policy -- 2001-  |  Australia -- Economic conditions -- 2001-
Other authors/contributors Wilson, Shaun  |  Turnbull, Nick  |  Fatorre, Toby

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