Bruce Bradbury

Dr Bruce Bradbury is a Senior Research Fellow at the SPRC. He is an economist and statistician with over 20 years of experience analysing social policies and programs. His research interests include the measurement of living standards, child poverty, income support and labour market policies, consumer equivalence scales, and geographic dimensions of social policies. He has extensive experience in the analysis of large survey and administrative databases and in the management of quantitative research projects. He has published in prominent journals such as Economica, The Review of Income and Wealth, The Economic Record, Journal of Sociology and Fiscal Studies. He is a member of the academic advisory committees for both the HILDA and LSAC surveys – two of the largest social data collections in Australia.

Poverty in Australia 2020 - part 2: who is affected?

This report provides the human face of poverty in Australia and explains who is most affected and at risk. Looked at through the varied aspects of life – our age, gender, family relationships, paid work and sources of income, disability and other characteristics - the...

Poverty in Australia 2020 - part 1: overview

This publication continues efforts by the ACOSS/UNSW Sydney Poverty and Inequality Partnership to fill the knowledge gap about the prevalence and profile of poverty in Australia. Utilising the latest data available from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), it paints a picture of entrenched and...

Poverty in Australia 2018

The numbers in this report demonstrate the role played by public policy - especially social security, but also housing and employment policies - in increasing or reducing poverty. The evidence shows that through social security, housing and employment policies, as a nation, we choose the...

Asset rich, but income poor: Australian housing wealth and retirement in an international context

This paper looks at patterns of own-home wealth across the life cycle in Australia and in several North American and Western European countries and finds that Australia is out of step with comparable countries. In the mid-1990s, the Australian elderly had the lowest relative incomes...

Home ownership as a (crumbling) fourth pillar of social insurance in Australia

This paper examines the potential of home ownership to protect households from poverty after retirement by examining its role in maintaining living standards and preventing poverty among older Australians.