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The Index of Wellbeing for Older Australians, commissioned by The Benevolent Society and prepared by The National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM), maps how older people are faring nationally across five domains, including education, health, resources and wealth, including housing. The most significant...
Using specialised data from the 2011 Census, this paper presents a new index intended to be representative of youth at risk of social exclusion.
Social exclusion and inclusion has been given a great deal of attention in Australia and throughout the...
This paper explores the patterns of underemployment for mature aged workers in Australia, and seeks in particular to determine the principal factors that contribute to a heightened risk of underemployment.
Underemployment is a serious and pervasive problem both in terms of...
The report identifies reasons for the gender pay gap and measured the impact of the gap on economic growth. It finds that 'being a woman' was the single largest reason for the gender pay gap (60%). This includes complicated factors such as women's choices of...
The report focuses on women today and how their social and economic status has changed and evolved over time, and what differences can be seen between them and their male counterparts.The gender divide in Australia has narrowed over the past 20 years but there is...
The falling fertility rate in Australia, as in other developed countries, has been the focus of much policy and research interest for some years, particularly in relation to the contribution this makes to an ageing population and the implications of these population changes for intergenerational...
This paper discusses the main challenges of targeting programs aimed at increasing school enrollment, and draws some lessons for improving targeting effectiveness.
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...