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This article reviews recent research by Binod Nepal, Alicia Payne and Laurie Brown at the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling at the University of Canberra, published as"Healthy, Wealthy and Wise?". The message from this report is that ill-health can have a huge effect...
How does income inequality compare to more traditional measures of disadvantage, like poverty?
In a recent article for Inside Story, John Quiggin wrote that the verdict is still out on whether equality and social well-being are correlated. Some research shows that they are –...
RECENTLY there has been extended debate about whether the age pension is sufficiently high to allow older Australians to attain an acceptable standard of living. This has been partly driven by lobby groups for seniors, and partly by the federal government’s review of pensions. The...
OVER THE PAST FOUR DECADES women have been playing catch up with men in terms of wages, education levels and wealth. It is hard to believe that just forty years ago, women in the public service were forced to resign when they got married; and...