Social impacts of drought: review of literature for the Expert Social Panel
Heather Aslin and Jacqui Russell, 2008
This publication was produced by ABARES for '2008 National Review of Drought Policy Expert Social Panel'
From the ABARES website:
This report was prepared by the Social Sciences Program, Bureau of Rural Sciences, for the Expert Social Panel appointed to examine the social impacts of drought as part of the National Review of Drought Policy. It reports the findings of a review of literature relating to the social impacts of drought, with a strong focus on Australian literature published since 1990.
The review outlines recent findings related to the social impact of drought on farm families and rural communities. It also outlines gaps and areas for improvement in Australian, state and territory government social support services, mitigating the impact of drought for farm families and rural communities, as expressed in the literature.
For more information and to download the report visit the ABARES website.