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NATSEM’s quarterly Household Budget Report introduces new national measures of cost of living and standard of living for Australian households. The report broadens the cost of living debate by the inclusion of household incomes into a new standard of living index....
This paper presents estimates on the cost of children in Australia today, both by number and age of children and by family income. It also provides estimates of the lifetime cost of raising two children from birth until the end of their 20th year. The...
The SAS-NATSEM Household Budget Report shows Australia’s living standards continued to increase during the quarter to end-March 2015, although at a slower rate than in the previous quarter. Household incomes grew slightly while the cost of living was flat.
It is now thirteen years since the welfare-to-work change to the Disability Support Pension (DSP) was first introduced in 2006. While the DSP remains the main social security payment for working-aged individuals with disability, the evidence base on the impact of policy changes to the...