Characteristics of the Australian Population

  • Adam Graycar
  • Adam Jamrozik


Population characteristics change over time, and with these changes come, sometimes willingly and sometimes reluctantly, social policy initiatives and responses. As outlined in the previous chapter, the issues and problems for social policy have intensified over the past two decades and are likely to continue to do so into the foreseeable future, through a demand overload on public expenditure and a consequent claims crisis.


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© Adam Graycar and Adam Jamrozik 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Graycar
    • 1
  • Adam Jamrozik
    • 2
  1. 1.Australia
  2. 2.Social Welfare Research CentreThe University of New South WalesAustralia

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