Matthew Taylor


Generation left: young voters deserting the right

This report is the first in a series of CIS research papers focusing on intergenerational political attitudes and electoral behaviour. The report investigates the extent to which age is a factor in determining a first preference vote for Australia’s major centre-right political parties - the...
Briefing paper

Socio-economic background and the incidence of partner violence: evidence from HILDA

Using 14 waves from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics of Australia (HILDA) longitudinal survey, the authors of this paper report extensive analysis of the financial consequences of (apparent) partner violence (PV) for Australian women.
Working paper

Trajectories of social and economic outcomes and problem gambling risk in Australia

This paper explores economic variables (household income, employment, qualification, financial hardship, risk and stress) and selected social variables (life satisfaction, psychological distress, alcohol intake and smoking) from multiple HILDA waves in respect to problem gambling risk.

The distributional impact of the GST

This paper provides the distributional household impact of the existing Goods and Services Tax (GST) and a range of alternatives for expanding the rate and breadth of the GST.

The age old problem of old age: fixing the pension

This report argues that reforming the pension could deliver income gains of more than $5,900 a year to almost 98% of pensioners. These reforms would also reduce the cost of the pension by $14.5 billion a year. Executive summary