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Using new cross-country survey and experimental data, we investigate if it is possible to increase people’s support for the national government to address inequality through redistribution by providing them with information about inequality and social mobility in their country.
The cost of homelessness to society and to the individual is difficult to measure, which in turn makes it difficult to formulate and evaluate meaningful policy change to address rising homelessness and housing deprivation. This report reviews the international literature on quantifying the cost of...
This paper contributes insights into the role of tenure in modifying the relationship between housing affordability and health, using a cross-national comparison of similar post-industrial nations—Australia and the United Kingdom—with different tenure structures. The paper utilises longitudinal data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics...
Measuring the things that matter most is only part of the story; real change comes through building a culture that understands how to use this data to manage to outcomes.
Five key reasons for managing to outcomes are: to sustain or grow funding, to...
With experience as a prison doctor and psychiatrist, Theodore Dalrymple decries the impact of the welfare state and a culture of dependence in society.
A phrase such as ‘a broken society’ should not be made to bear more meaning than it has. Societies do...
Social pressures weaken and/or conceal biological drives in the evening, leading individuals to delay their bedtime and shorten their sleep.
Abstract The influence of the circadian clock on sleep scheduling has been studied extensively in the laboratory; however, the effects of society on...
Simulated gambling games mimic the characteristics of gambling games but do not provide an opportunity to stake, win or lose real-world money.
People who play simulated gambling games are more likely to gamble commercially and report gambling problems.
The convergence of gambling and...
This report released by Jesuit Social Services and Catholic Social Services Australia finds that postcode is a good predictor of disadvantage.
Leadership for the Greater Good is not easy to achieve. Many of the issues leaders face are so complex that they have been called ‘wicked problems’ – not in the sense of being evil, but because they seem almost intractable. Patience, insight and collaboration are...
This paper presents findings from the ABS Quality Study that was undertaken in 2012 to investigate both the feasibility of conducting a national secondary school survey of the living arrangements of students, and also the suitability of such a survey to address limitations in the...