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Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute

ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences


No 1/2013


Canberra celebrates its centenary - 100 years of population change

Since 1913, Canberra has grown from a dusty sheep paddock to a beautiful city of nearly 400,000 people. Alison Taylor and Denise Carlton spoke recently about the patterns of Canberra's growth over the last 100 years in a Centenary of Canberra seminar presented by ADSRI and the Australian Population Association.

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One-stop resource on population

Population Studies, edited by Edith Gray and Zhongwei Zhao, is a 4 volume series which compiles some of the most important works in demography.

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Negotiating the life course

Ann Evans and Janeen Baxter (University of Queensland) have recently published the book Negotiating the Life Course: Stability and Change in Life Pathways which examines employment, family and relationships of Australian men and women over the last 40 years.

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Staying connected

Australians in their 70s and 80s have higher levels of subjective wellbeing than those in their 50s and 60s, according to a new study, Staying Connected: Social Engagement and Wellbeing Among Mature Age Australians.

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Demographic transition

Peter McDonald and Zhongwei Zhao edited the Demographic Transition special issue of the East Asia Forum Quarterly. Bhakta Gubhaju, Heather Booth, Adrian Hayes and Helen James also had articles in this issue.

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Decisions to have children

Gordon Carmichael has written a new book, Decisions to Have Children in Late 20th and Early 21st Century Australia, published by Springer.

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Migration & housing needs study

The Scoping Study of Migration and Housing Needs examines the housing characteristics of recently arrived permanent and temporary migrants by their visa category. The report was written by Siew-Ean Khoo, Peter McDonald, Jeromey Temple and Barbara Edgar.

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ANU inspiring women

This Gender Institute project acknowledges ANU women who were nominated by their peers as being inspirational in developing and sustaining our institutional culture and reputation. ADSRI Fellow, Iwu Dwisetyani Utomo, was one of the nominations.

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PhD submissions

Five of our PhD Candidates have submitted their PhD theses recently: Kien Van Nguyen, Safrina Thristiawati, Pungkas Ali, Diahhadi Setyonaluri and Imma Aryanty.

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Welcome to new students

A BBQ was held early in March to celebrate the beginning of the academic year and to welcome our new Master of Social Research (MSR) students. Staff and students enjoyed a lovely evening at Black Mountain Peninsular. Photo of MSR students with James Raymer.


Max Planck training for Nerida

PhD Candidate, Nerida Hunter, recently attended the 2012/13 Winter Semester at the International Max Planck Research School for Demography.

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Population in the Asian century

Six ADSRI researchers were involved in the recent Population in the Asian Century Conference in Myanmar. It was the first international conference to be held at Yangon University in over ten years.

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New student support team

ADSRI has a new team involved in co-ordinating graduate students. Iwu Dwisetyani Utomo has taken on the role of Higher Degree Research Convenor, James Raymer is now the Masters Co-ordinator and Nicholas Elmitt is the Student Administrator. They have taken over from Ann Evans, Robert Ackland and Sue Trevenar.


Ann Evans has been appointed Associate Dean (Research Training) of the College of Arts and Social Sciences. She will also continue as a researcher in ADSRI.

Terence Hull was recently elected President of the Asian Population Association for 2013-15, succeeding Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi who is now an ex-officio member of the council.

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New PhD Candidates

ADSRI has 2 new PhD Candidates. Ladawan Khaikham is from Thailand and her topic is Citizenship and the right to stay: The case of stateless children in temporary shelter areas along the Thailand Myanmar border .

Marie McAuliffe's PhD topic is International migration flows and the implications for Australia’s management of irregular migration.

Demography of Disasters conference

The International conference on The Demography of Disasters: Implications for future policy on development and resilience will be held at ANU from 18 - 20 September.

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CEPAR conference

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) will hold its inaugural international conference from 2-3 July 2013 on the theme, Analysing Population Ageing: Multidisciplinary Perspectives and Innovations.

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Alumni news

Updates from Zitha Mokomane and Binod Nepal.

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Recently published and forthcoming publications.

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