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Returns to education in Australia 2006 - 2016

This paper estimates and compares the returns to education in Australia using standard Mincer equations for the years 2006, 2011, and 2016.
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Nonparametric kernel estimation of the impact of tax policy on the demand for private health insurance in Australia

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...
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Partnered women's labour supply and child care costs in Australia: measurement error and the child care price

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 price...
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The added worker effect and the discouraged worker effect for married women in Australia

This paper investigates both the added worker effect (the labour supply responses of women to their partners’ job losses) and the discouraged worker effect (workers withdrawing from the labour market because of failed searches) for married women in Australia, with the emphasis on the former...
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Estimating cognitive gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

Improving cognitive skills of young children has been suggested as a possible strategy for equalising opportunities across racial groups. Using data on 4-5 year olds in the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Children, the authors focus on two cognitive tests: the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT)...