Social policy inquiries in Australia: the Henderson Poverty Inquiry in context
This paper situates the Henderson Poverty Inquiry in the context of other social security reviews occurring at the time and subsequently. Insights are drawn on the influence of these inquiries by exploring their characteristics, activities and findings and by reflecting on ensuing policy change.
The economic consequences of divorce in six OECD countries
This report presents a cross-national comparison of the short- and medium-term economic effects of divorce. Overview This paper uses longitudinal data to estimate the short- and medium-term economic effects of divorce in the USA, the UK, Switzerland, Korea, Germany and Australia during the first decade...
The consequences of divorce for financial living standards in later life
There is very little empirical evidence in Australia on the financial consequences of divorce for older people. This report begins to fill this gap by providing some of the first estimates of the financial consequences of divorce for Australians aged 55 to 74 years.
Measuring the value of unpaid household, caring and voluntary work of older Australians
David de Vaus, Matthew Gray, David Stanton explore the valuable economic contributions made by older people to Australian society through the time they spend in voluntary work and in unpaid caring in their own household, to their family members in other households, and to non-family...