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The middle class has shrunk in most OECD countries, says this report, as younger generations face growing economic pressure. While almost 70% of baby boomers were part of middle-income households in their twenties, only 60% of millennials are today.
This briefing outlines three challenges facing the UK: regional inequality, centralisation of power and a lack of community voice. The new Shared Prosperity Fund, which will replace EU structural funding, could address these issues if it is designed appropriately.
This agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity and contains the Sustainable Development Goals. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. The UN recognises that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the...
Over the last 30 years or so the Australian economy has been subject to wide-ranging reforms. These reforms include reducing high protective tariffs on imported goods and removing some non-tariff barriers, floating the Australian dollar, deregulating the financial services sector, deregulating the labour market, increasing...
Developing countries in Asia are growing steadily--in some cases rapidly--and becoming increasingly affluent. The big challenge for Australian aid policy-makers during the Asian Century will thus be to manage these contradictions emerging from a more affluent Asia.
China, India, Indonesia, Timor Leste, Vietnam, and...
Macroeconomics’ annual analysis of the Indigenous Budget highlights how difficult it is to track the effort to ‘Close the Gap’ across jurisdictions, portfolios, programs, and reports that too often highlight the lack of key data to measure progress.
Global poverty has complex causes and wide-ranging effects. In this essay Michelle Sowey examines the scale of the problem together with its impacts.
It also considers a range of approaches to reducing poverty, and reviews the status of global action aimed at achieving the...
This study addresses the question posed in the 2009 AHURI Research Agenda: how do the drivers of supply and demand for housing in regional and rural centres affect the supply of affordable housing?
This is a particularly important area of investigation at the current...
The major public policy reforms of the last 30 years have largely bypassed the disability sector and the current welfare and charity model that underpins support for people with disabilities, their families and carers is in crisis, argues the chair of Yooralla. There are strong...
This report is an assessment of the progress of the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments towards the six outcomes in the National Affordable Housing Agreement. The agreement is a framework for improving outcomes across the board—for renters and home buyers, for those receiving housing assistance...