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Wellbeing of Australians : income security

Cummins, Robert, Woerner, Jacqueline, Tomyn, Adrian, Gibson, Adele and Knapp, T’Meika 2006, Wellbeing of Australians : income security, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic..

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Title Wellbeing of Australians : income security
Alternative title Wellbeing of Australians : income security : part A : report
Author(s) Cummins, Robert
Woerner, Jacqueline
Tomyn, Adrian
Gibson, Adele
Knapp, T’Meika
Publication date 2006
Series Australian Unity wellbeing index, survey 15 ; report 15.0
Total pages xvii, 208 p.
Publisher Deakin University
Place of Publication Geelong, Vic.
Keyword(s) Quality of life -- Australia
Household surveys -- Australia
Summary The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index monitors the subjective wellbeing of the Australian population. Our first survey was conducted in April 2001 and this report concerns the 15th survey, undertaken in May 2006. Our previous survey had been conducted seven months earlier in October 2005. This intervening period contained a number of significant events. The first Australian terrorist threat was marked by the arrest of people in Sydney and Melbourne alleged to be plotting an attack. In December rioting took place in Sydney between Muslim and non-Muslim youths, but whether this was due more to religious differences or a ‘turf-war’ is unclear. Then, in May 2005, the new Industrial Relations legislation came into force. Each survey involves a telephone interview with a new sample of 2,000 Australians, selected to represent the national population geographic distribution. These surveys comprise the Personal Wellbeing Index, which measures people’s satisfaction with their own lives, and the National Wellbeing Index, which measures how satisfied people are with life in Australia. Other items include a standard set of demographic questions and other survey-specific questions. The specific topic for Survey 15 is the extent to which people feel that their source of income is secure.
Notes This is a joint publication of: The School of Psychology, Deakin University; The Australian Centre on Quality of Life, Deakin University; Australian Unity.
"May 2006"
ISBN 1741560705
9781741560701
Language eng
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
HERDC Research category A5 Minor research monograph
Copyright notice ©2006, Deakin University and Australian Unity
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30010451

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