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Bruce Headey


Families, incomes and jobs, volume 3: a statistical report on Waves 1 to 5 of the HILDA Survey

This is the third annual statistical report of the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australian (HILDA) Survey. Like the previous vol- umes (Headey, Warren and Harding, 2005; Headey and Warren, 2007), it contains short reports and statistical tables covering the four main areas of...

The structure and distribution of household wealth in Australia: cohort differences and retirement issues

This paper uses the 2002 Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) wealth module data to examine levels of wealth and debt in Australia among different age groups. This paper analyses the 2002 Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) wealth module data...

Jobless households: longitudinal analysis of the persistence and determinants of joblessness using HILDA data for 2001–03

This report compares cross-sectional and longitudinal joblessness rates and finds that, for some types of household - especially lone parent and lone person households - joblessness is persistent. However, for other types of household (especially couple households), joblessness is usually a transient or short term...

Families, incomes and jobs: a statistical report of the HILDA Survey

The HILDA Survey provides a new type of social statistics for Australia – longitudinal panel statistics describing the ways in which people’s lives are changing. In this report Bruce Headey, Diana Warren and Glenys Harding provide information and statistical tables covering the four main areas...
Working paper

Communities, social capital and public policy: literature review

In Policy Research Paper 26, the authors explore the meaning and relevance of community and social capital drawing on a wide range of disciplines, in particular economics. The review suggests four key principles for measuring community strength and social capital: * distinguish between the structure...