Smart Australians: education and innovation in Australia

This report discusses the economic prospects, education and innovation of Australians. Australians with postgraduate degrees will earn almost double, or $3.2 million, over their working lives compared to people with Year 11 or less qualification, who can expect to earn only $1.7 million, according to...

Going without: financial hardship in Australia

This report details the financial position of Australian households using the latest ABS Survey of Income and Housing and other data sources.

The cost of inaction on the social determinants of health

The cost of government inaction on the social determinants of health, leading to health inequalities for the most disadvantaged Australians of working age, is substantial. This was measured in terms not only of the number of people affected but also their overall well-being, their ability...
Working paper

Modelling potential impact of improved survival of Indigenous Australians on work-life labour income gap between Indigenous and average Australians

This study compares work-life labour income of Indigenous and average Australians and assesses potential impact of bridging mortality gaps on their work-life earning gaps using a life-table model which took account of the survival, employment and income trajectories from 25 to 64 years.

She works hard for the money: Australian women and the gender divide

The report focuses on women today and how their social and economic status has changed and evolved over time, and what differences can be seen between them and their male counterparts.The gender divide in Australia has narrowed over the past 20 years but there is...