The attractiveness of Australia's rural and remote spine for health professionals 2001-2011

Dean Carson, Rob Porter

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    The purpose of this paper is to examine the characteristics of health professionals who migrated to rural and remote South Australia and the Northern Territory (Australia’s ‘spine’) between 2001 and 2011. Data from the Census of Population and Housing are analysed for evidence of the impact of major events of that period (drought, mining boom, Northern Territory Emergency Response, Global
    Financial Crisis etc.) on migration patterns and evidence of life course and personality influences on those who migrated into the spine, and where they chose to work. The paper argues that life course and personality are somewhat neglected factors in research into recruitment and retention of rural health
    professionals, and the evidence from the Census provides some insights into how a more
    comprehensive life course, personality, and migration model might be constructed and examined.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th National Rural Health Conference
    EditorsGordon Gregory
    Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
    PublisherNational Rural Health Alliance
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)1-921219-23-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventNational Rural Health Conference (NRHC 2013 12th) - Adelaide, SA, Adelaide, Australia
    Duration: 7 Apr 201310 Apr 2013
    Conference number: 2013 (12th)


    ConferenceNational Rural Health Conference (NRHC 2013 12th)
    Abbreviated titleNRHC


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