Margaret Docking on Family Planning in Uganda and…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/DockingOnFamilyPlanningUganda.mp3[/mp3] The United Nations' Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) put much emphasis on health, and infant and maternal health at that. Unfortunately, however, it is the maternal health goal -- goal 5 (Improve Maternal health) --…

Tim Hatton on Height and Health in Britain…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/080813-TimHatton-EN.mp3[/mp3] Professor Tim Hatton of the Economics Program at the Research School of Social Sciences (ANU) spoke to us about his research on health and height (stature) in turn-of-the-century Britain. What is interesting about his…

The IMF says 1.4% Contraction for Australia in…

Listen online here: [mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/IMFGrowthPredictions.mp3[/mp3] Or download the podcast here: download (mp3) It seems to me that the recent discussion and alarm about the world economic recession has somehow got itself unhinged from the basic importance…

Reporting on Closing the Gap – Should we…

For those Australians who think that Development issues are something to do with Sub-Suharan Africa, think again. There is all the terrible and tragic action happening right on our doorstep. The recent first report card…