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Working paper

A journey home: what drives how long people are homeless?

Abstract: This paper uses survival analysis to model exits over time from two alternative notions of homelessness. We are unique in being able to account for time-invariant, unobserved heterogeneity. We find that duration dependence has an inverted U-shape with exit rates initially increasing (indicating positive...
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Econometrics for summative evaluations: an introduction to recent developments

Review of recent development in the field of econometrics and summative program evaluation. A central feature of recent developments is the attempt to allow for program impacts that vary across individuals. This contrasts with earlier econometric approaches which implicitly assumed a homogenous treatment effect.
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Leaving home: What economics has to say about the living arrangements of young Australians

Like their counterparts elsewhere, more young Australians than ever are delaying the move to establish residential independence from their parents. This paper reviews the developing economics literature surrounding young people's decisions to continue living in their parents' homes in order to begin to assess the...
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Parents' economic support of young-adult children: do socioeconomic circumstances matter?

This paper assesses how the economic support provided by parents to young adults as they complete their education and enter the labor market is related to the family’s socioeconomic circumstances. It addresses this issue using detailed survey data on intergenerational coresidence and financial transfers merged...
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Parents’ responses to teacher qualifications

This paper investigates the determinants of parents’ investment in their children by analyzing parental investment change when their children are assigned to more qualified teachers.
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Disagreement in partners' reports of financial difficulty

Using data in which both partners report about household finances to, Robert Breunig, Deborah Cobb-Clark, Xiaodong Gong and Danielle Venn demonstrate that there is often disagreement about whether the household has experienced financial difficulty in the past year. This implies that standard surveys which collect...
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The retirement expectations of middle-aged individuals

We use the first three waves of the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to examine the retirement plans of middle-aged workers (aged 45-55). Our results indicate that approximately two-thirds of men and more then half of women appear to be making...
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Taking chances: the effect of growing up on welfare on the risky behaviour of young people

This paper analyzes the effect of growing up on welfare on young people's involvement in a variety of social and health risks. Young people in welfare families are much more likely to take both social and health risks. Much of the apparent link between family...
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The effect of community-level socio-economic conditions on threatening racial encounters

This paper contributes to the emerging literature on racial and ethnic tension by analyzing the relationship between local socio-economic conditions and the propensity for outsiders to have threatening racial encounters with insiders. The authors use unique data for a sample of active-duty Army personnel that...
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Gender, comparative advantage and labour market activity in immigrant families

The family investment hypothesis predicts that credit constrained immigrant families adopt a household strategy for financing post-migration human capital investment in which the partner with labour market comparative advantages engages in investment activities and the other partner engages in labour market activities which finance current...