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8 Nov 2018

This paper estimates and compares the returns to education in Australia using standard Mincer equations for the years 2006, 2011, and 2016.

Working paper

1 Mar 2015

This paper is motivated by our attempt to answer an empirical question: how is private health insurance take-up in Australia affected by the income threshold at which the Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS) kicks in? We propose a new difference de-convolution kernel estimator for the location...


12 Dec 2011

Measurement error in the constructed price of child care can explain why previous Australian studies have found partnered women's labour supply to be unresponsive to child care prices.

Through improved data and improved construction of the child care price variable, we find child care...


7 Oct 2011

The purpose of this paper is to examine the responsiveness of partnered women’s labour supply to the price of child care in Australia. We show that the way in which child care prices are constructed can have very large impacts on findings, which is an...


22 Apr 2010

This paper summarises new evidence from two Treasury working papers on the responsiveness of female labour supply to child care costs, availability, and quality.

In one study, we drew on lessons from the literature and new detailed data to provide new estimates of the...

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