international comparison

Discussion paper

5 Apr 2016

This discussion paper emerges from a series of events held by Per Capita with Melody Barnes in February 2016.

Melody Barnes served as Assistant to US President Obama and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council from 2009 to January 2012. Ms Barnes...

Research report

16 Jun 2015

This report gives a clear picture of how the Australian news consumer compares to eleven other countries surveyed in 2015: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, UK, USA and urban Brazil. The Digital News Report: Australia is part of a global survey by...

Conference paper

29 Nov 2013

The aim of this paper is to identify the role of streets in across-cultural context through an investigation of public behaviour, to understand the principles (form, activities and image) that could create more people friendly streets.


Streets have multiple functions, ranging...

Research report

29 Sep 2007

Cross country comparisons of lifecycle labour supplies show that female hours of market work are significantly lower in Australia than in other comparable OECD countries, notably, the US, UK and Sweden. This paper argues that an explanation can be found in the rate structure of...

Research report

27 Aug 2002

The latest developments in advanced economies, like Australia, have seen the emergence of a phenomenon variously referred to as the "new economy", "knowledge economy" or "information economy". The ABS data indicate that in Australia's case this is most evident in those industries that utilise high...