The first step to Australia regaining momentum for broad-based economic reform is better understanding what the community really cares about. CEDA commissioned this research to understand Australian public perceptions of and attitudes to growth and economic development, and what they think the important issues are...
The Turnbull Government's planned tax cuts will result in a fundamental change to Australia's income tax system. It is not simply an income tax cut - it will move Australia to a flat tax for over 80% of workers.
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.
A major economics conference wound up talking about the topic on everyone else’s lips, writes Tim Colebatch.
This report provides information on the material wellbeing of New Zealanders as indicated by their household incomes from all sources over the period 1982 to 2015. It updates the last report published in 2015 which covered 1982 to 2014.
It is one of a...
New research released by the Australia Institute today shows that government moves to cut unemployment benefits will put recipients at 32% below the poverty line.
The research also highlights staggering inequality in Australia where the ten richest Australian families have the same wealth as...
Public discourse on economics in the United States, and around the world, often focuses on rising income and wealth inequality. The “Occupy” movement drew great attention to the rising fortunes of the top one percent while middle- and lower-income Americans lost ground. Vast scholarly, political,...
This paper examines the effect of neighborhood diversity on the nativity gap in home-value appreciation in Australia. Specifically, immigrant homeowners experienced a 41.7 percent increase in median home values between 2001 and 2006, while the median value of housing owned by the native-born increased by...
Using unique information for a cohort of Australian youth, this paper explores the association between youths' perception of control (i.e. locus of control) and three educational outcomes: (i) Year 12 completion, (ii) whether youth obtained an Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER) score, and (iii)...
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This poaper investigates the relationship between inequality and intergenerational mobility.This paper investigates the relationship between inequality and intergenerational mobility. Proxying fathers' earnings with using detailed occupational data, it finds that sons who grew up in countries that were...
The evidence for Britain shows that minimum wages are associated with a small increase in work-related training for the low paid and have not adversely affected the employment of British workers. The authors therefore suggest that the minimum wage has the potential to reduce wages...
Several cross-country studies have observed a negative correlation between inequality and interpersonal trust. Using data from 59 countries, Andrew Leigh finds that a rise in inequality does reduce trust.
Analysing the characteristics of low wage workers, Andrew Leigh finds that those who earn near-minimum wages are disproportionately female, unmarried and young, without post-school qualifications and overseas born. About a third of near-minimum wage workers are the sole worker in their household. Using various plausible...