Well-being

Working paper

10 Aug 2017

Some researchers have argued that strong periods of economic growth and economic downturns have a greater impact on the economic position of the Indigenous population than the non-Indigenous population in settler societies such as Australia and New Zealand. Māori have significantly higher levels...

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Book

08 Aug 2017

The average Australian spends 90 per cent of their time indoors. For many people a large proportion of that time is spent in the office – eight hours a day, five days a week (and often more). But what are these offices doing to our health? Are they providing a healthy environment in which to be...

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Report

08 Aug 2017

This is the Sleep Health Foundation's third commissioned report since 2003. These reports provide the foundations for policy changes to improve the wellbeing, health and productivity of all Australians.

This report shows that four out of every ten Australians are suffering from inadequate...

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Working paper

04 Aug 2017

This chapter focusses on the question of how formal institutions, like those governing the level of freedom, the regulatory state, political parties and the generosity of the welfare state, affect self-reported well-being. The evidence suggests, for example, that more freedom, as well as...

Commentary

03 Aug 2017

In the early morning, there can be few more beautiful places to walk than along the tropical foreshore of Townsville in north Queensland, with palms framing views across the sparkling waters to Magnetic Island and beyond. The trail leads past cafes, swimming spots, parks and a stunning cultural...

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Research report

18 May 2017

This report considers the theme of household resilience and wellbeing. Household resilience is concerned with how Kiwis preserve their quality of life in the face of change. The report considers how well households are able to maintain or recover their levels of wellbeing in the event of...

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Working paper

30 Apr 2017

This paper provides a basis for a broader understanding of the factors that shape financial wellbeing and the capacity of individuals to experience economic security.

In Australia inequality is increasing, wage growth has stagnated, underemployment rates are high and rising, housing is...

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Working paper

19 Apr 2017

We analyse the relationships between subjective wellbeing (SWB), wages and internal migration. Our study addresses whether people make (revealed preference) location decisions based on SWB and/or wage prospects. We present both a theoretical intertemporal location choice model and empirical...

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Research report

19 Apr 2017

This report analyses for the first time students’ motivation to perform well in school, their relationships with peers and teachers, their home life, and how they spend their time outside of school. The findings are based on a survey of 540,000 students in 72 participating countries and...

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Working paper

19 Apr 2017

When people migrate  
women become happier,
men become richer.   

Empirical studies have consistently documented that while married men tend to lead more prosperous careers after moving than before, migration tends to be disruptive for the careers of married women. However,...

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Research report

03 Mar 2017

Armed robbery exposes workers to serious harm in an environment where day-to-day safety is not normally a concern, and can have a wide range of negative consequences for employees. Victims may find it difficult to return to or cope at work.

This research examined a sample of 93 victims of...

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Website

01 Mar 2017

At UrbanGrowth NSW our ambition is to deliver innovative and productive urban places with world class standards of liveability, resilience, inclusion, affordability and environmental quality. We want to create a legacy of sustainable places for future generations.

Our strategy is founded...

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Article

23 Feb 2017

Many parts of Australia have been experiencing a long-running heatwave, with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees in some areas. So what impact is this having on schools? And is it time for the government to roll out a national policy on heat protection?

Research shows that extreme heat...

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Research report

19 Dec 2016

This report presents findings from Report 33.0 of the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index (AUWI), an annual measure of Australians’ perception and satisfaction with their life in Australia. The Index was developed in 2001 through partnership between Australian Centre on Quality of Life (Deakin...

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Research report

14 Dec 2016

It is with great pleasure and pride that I introduce this second TCCI Tasmania Report to you. It is remarkable both in the quality of the data and the themes identified as well as the unique partnership that makes the funding of the report possible. The idea that the TCCI and TasCOSS together...

Discussion paper

14 Dec 2016

Frontline child protection work is highly stressful, emotionally taxing and, at times, can result in secondary trauma. Additionally, statutory child protection organisations consistently experience high turnover and staff shortages, creating adverse workplace cultures and extra stress for their...

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Technical report

13 Dec 2016

The Child Poverty Monitor and this Technical Report provide data on a set of indicators that assess aspects of child poverty in New Zealand and their implications for child wellbeing. In it are data on income and non-income measures of poverty, including measures that reflect increasing levels...

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Other text

03 Nov 2016

In this speech, the Secretary of the NZ Treasury talks about how the focus of public policy should be on enabling a more prosperous, sustainable and inclusive New Zealand, now and into the future. He discusses how New Zealand can invest in sustainable improvement in wellbeing, in particular...

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Research report

07 Oct 2016

From 2003–04 to 2014–15 the rate of treatment for alcohol in Australia has increased. From 2004 to 2013 however, there was a decrease in the rate of Australians drinking alcohol and this was seen across a range of risk measures. Similarly, the apparent consumption of alcohol (as determined...

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Research report

22 Sep 2016

E fofo e le alamea le alamea
[Translation: “The starfish heals itself”; This traditional Samoan proverb alludes to self-help or finding solutions within your own community.]

This report presents the Pacific-specific findings from Youth’12, the third...

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