Spatial and Sectoral Income Distribution Effects in an Interindustry-Econometric Framework: The Case of Queensland

  • Guy R. West
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Abstract

Queensland is a very diversified and decentralized state, ranging from a very arid and sparsely populated inland to densely populated temperate zones in the south-east to tropical rainforest areas in the north. Renowned as “The Sunshine State”, with its images of mild climate and pristine beaches stretching for miles, it is often the envy of residents in the “rust-belt” areas of southern New South Wales and Victoria. Unfortunately, its economic performance has not always lived up to the same reputation. High levels of unemployment Australia-wide have seen increased migration from retirees (often forced) and the “structurally” unemployed into Queensland from the southern States. If one has to live on the dole, one might as well do it in comfort.

Keywords

Zinc Sugar Nickel Migration Income 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guy R. West
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  1. 1.Regional and Urban Economics Research Unit, Department of EconomicsUniversity of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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