Households--Economic aspects

Research report

12 Oct 2018

This analysis investigated the burden of electricity and gas costs for a range of household types in Australia between 2008 and 2018, finding that some of the lowest income households in Australia spend more than 10% of their incomes on spiralling energy costs.

Research report

9 Oct 2018

This work discusses the policy implications of the survey results, particularly around tenure security, the growing number of older renters and the importance of the private rental sector (PRS) for households falling out of home ownership.

Working paper

24 Sep 2018

This paper contributes to the poverty literature in Australia by presenting estimates of income poverty entry and exit rates for Indigenous people living in nonremote areas of Australia.

Research report

NCOSS cost of living report
18 Sep 2018

For the past three years, NCOSS has travelled around NSW, speaking to members about the issues that are important to them and their communities. Cost of living has come up as one of the key challenges, particularly in the context of its impact on healthy...

Research report

13 Sep 2018

How do households with low and uncertain incomes cope with risk and strive to make ends meet?

Policy report

5 Sep 2018

This paper explores the hypothesis that growth of government has become self-sustaining through the emergence of a segment of the population that both enjoys sufficient direct support from government and is large enough that political parties shape policies to curry its favour.

Research report

19 Jul 2018

This study investigated how low-income renters navigate the private rental sector (PRS) via three core pathways: the formal, informal and supported pathways. It provides practitioners and policy makers with an evidence base on changing practices and ways forward in shaping equitable PRS institutions.

Research report

4 Apr 2018

This research is a comprehensive analysis of the private rental sector (PRS) and explores the interplay between regulation, organisations and structures, and social norms and practices of prevailing policies. It also explores the impact of innovation and digital technology on the sector.

Research report

26 Mar 2018

This research, commissioned by Anglicare Australia, shows that each year, a staggering $68 billion in taxpayer dollars, greater than the cost of Newstart, disability support, or any other benefit, is spent keeping the wealthiest Australian households wealthy.

Research report

12 Mar 2018

This report argues that government regulation and subsidies are driving up the prices of key household expenditure items and putting strain on family budgets.

Research report

1 Feb 2018

Few issues have resonated in Australian public discourse over the past few years like energy prices. Both household and business consumers have suffered the consequences of years of policy inertia, inconsistency and a lack of forward thinking by energy policy makers that have created a...

Research report

23 Nov 2017

This report provides an overview of gambling activity in Australia in 2015, with respect to participation, expenditure, and problems among regular gamblers. It has been written primarily for researchers and government officials who have an interest in Australian gambling statistics.

Research report

14 Nov 2017

This report provides evidence regarding potential financial and health implications of electricity pricing and 'price signal' messaging for heat vulnerable households.

Journal article

13 Nov 2017

This article provides an analysis and discussion of the volatility of individual incomes in New Zealand.

Research report

28 Sep 2017

Looks at the number and structure of jobless households in New Zealand, and examines some of the characteristics of the individuals living in these households.

Working paper

15 Sep 2017

The Department of the Treasury (Australia) has developed the CAPITA model, a general-purpose, static microsimulation model, which is used to analyse the combined effect of changes to personal income tax and transfer policy on families with different income levels, family structures and living arrangements.

Research report

13 Sep 2017

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has released this report that shows Australia is at risk of becoming an Americanised society of working poor if people are not given a pay rise.

Working paper

7 Sep 2017

This paper estimates an Inequality Deflator for the Australian economy, which represents the distributional trade-offs that exist within the current tax and transfer system.

Research report

5 Sep 2017

This report examines changes in the cost of living over the past quarter and the past year in the Northern Territory, with a particular focus on cost of living pressures for vulnerable and disadvantaged Territorians.

Research report

23 Aug 2017

This report proposes a new scheme, ‘Social Emergency Lending,’ to help Australian households under financial stress borrow money at very low interest rates.

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