Per Capita

Discussion paper

Slack in the system: the economic cost of underemployment

This discussion paper estimates the economic cost of underemployment in Australia, both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Briefing paper

Home for good: social housing for an ageing population

In the context of declining home ownership and growing housing insecurity among older Australians, this paper asks whether social housing can provide the three critical functions of home (asset, gateway and expression) as people age.
Report

It's our ABC

This report looks at the accumulated impact of recent federal government funding decisions, and uncovers details of a virtually unprecedented attack on the operational capability of Australia’s national broadcaster.
Discussion paper

Redesigning employment services after COVID-19

Current estimates suggest as many as 700,000 people may soon be signed up to Jobactive employment services. This discussion paper argues there is a need to redesign employment services to better meet the needs of people experiencing unemployment after the COVID-19 economic shock.
Discussion paper

Some facts about debt

This paper outlines some facts about debt that address the myths that have been circulated, for far too long, about the nature of our economy and its capacity to support a high standard of living for every Australian.