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Does faster economic growth increase pressure for democratic change, or reduce it? Using data for 154 countries for the period 1963-2007, the authors examine the short-run relationship between economic growth and moves toward and away from greater democracy. To address the potential endogeneity of economic...
This paper tests for gender discrimination by sending fake CVs to apply for entry-level jobs. Female candidates are more likely to receive a callback, with the difference being largest in occupations that are more female-dominated.
A common critique of most measures of income inequality, which are based on a single year's income, is that they fail to take account of income mobility.
If income fluctuations are large, and individuals can smooth consumption, then high inequality and high mobility may...
Overall, financial stress and conflict have independent effects on youths' transitions and youths' perspectives have different consequences to those of their mothers.
This paper analyzes the effect of mothers' and youths' reports of family financial stress and conflict on youths' transitions into adult roles....
This paper estimates the elasticity of the labour supply to a firm, using data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey.
Estimation of this elasticity is of particular interest because of its relevance to the debate about the competitiveness of...
Following the increasing impact of globalising economic forces world wide Australia, like many other liberal democracies, moved to adopt neoliberal economic policies with an emphasis on increasing deregulation of economic markets. The economic changes instituted since the 1980s have fundamentally restructured the economy and created...
This paper presents evidence on a national-level electricity ladder which sees countries transition toward coal and natural gas, and finally nuclear power and modern renewables such as wind power, for their electricity needs as they develop.
The extent to which countries climb the electricity...
This paper develops a model to estimate the value of returning to a university degree and the causal effect of a university education on earnings in China.
Estimating the rate of return to a university degree has always been difficult due to the problem...
This paper examines whether the expansion of higher education has reduced inequality by providing more opportunities for students from less privileged backgrounds to attend university or further entrenched existing inequalities.
Drawing on Maximally Maintained Inequality theory and Relative Risk Aversion theory, the author uses...
Australia’s top earners have increased their share of income more than three fold over the last three decades, according to updated research based on a 2006 paper.
The study, conducted by ANU economist Professor Andrew Leigh from the Research School of Economics, in conjunction...