Queensland Rural/Regional Workforce: policy analysis

Babacan, Hurriyet, Dale, Allan, and McHugh, Jennifer (2019) Queensland Rural/Regional Workforce: policy analysis. Working Paper. Rural Economies Centre of Excellence, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia.

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Queensland's rural economies have undergone significant structural change and adjustment in the last three decades. A number of factors have driven these major structural shifts, including increasing and rapid exposure to global markets, poor terms of trade and fluctuations in financial markets, technological change, environmental concerns and changing consumer demands. Economies going through transition often also experience the reallocation of the key components of production such as land, labour and capital. These changes in turn alter where and how businesses are conducted. Queensland rural economies also have distinct characteristics and diverse strengths and needs. The economies of rural Queensland have a large proportion of small businesses, a lower ratio of educational qualifications, a lower ratio of professional occupations, ageing populations, a lower ratio of digital literacy and slower technology up-take. Increasingly, there is emphasis in the regions in shifting to enhanced competitiveness and productivity.

Item ID: 63870
Item Type: Report (Working Paper)
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Funders: Rural Economies Centre of Excellence
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2020 02:53
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl Planning) @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160505 Economic Development Policy @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development @ 30%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940501 Employment Patterns and Change @ 70%
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