Silver tsunami or silver lining? Why we should not fear an ageing population
Media reports and political discourse on our ageing population often adopt a tone of panic. This discussion paper untangles the facts from the myths, so that Australians can look afresh at the population ageing issue – less from a perspective of panic than one of...
Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand and the intergenerational effects of incarceration
This paper looks at the need to address and prevent intergenerational effects of incarceration of Indigenous peoples.
Inheriting the Earth? The unprecedented challenge of environmental breakdown for younger generations
This paper explores the challenge faced by younger generations, and those yet born, resulting from environmental breakdown. It looks at the measures that can be taken to ameliorate this inter-generational injustice. In doing so, it seeks to help advance environmental improvement, sustainable development, and to...
Life patterns: comparing the generations
This research report presents findings from Generation X and Generation Y from the Life Patterns project.
The myths of the generational bargain
This paper looks at whether the share of income going to older Australians in the form of the pension is increasing, and examines the state of Australia’s generational bargain; asking is it fair and is it sustainable? Overview There has been a marked growth in...
“A positive disruption”: local council HR managers want diversity
A group of HR managers from a range of local government councils including inner urban and outer growth areas, met for a roundtable discussion on increasing cultural diversity in the workforce. ECCV conducted the roundtable hosted by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) in November...
How do intergenerational transfers affect housing and wealth?
Home ownership is valued not just for the housing it provides but also as a means to accumulate wealth over the life-cycle. However, there is evidence that younger generations are making later transitions into home ownership and increased numbers not entering at all—this is not...
Intergenerational relations in newly-arrived communities in Victoria: a pilot study report
This study examines the nature of relations between parents and adolescents in newly-arrived migrant communities in Victoria as they negotiate the challenges of migration, settlement and integration.
Interim findings from ECCV’s Intergenerational Relationships Roundtable
Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) is a peak advocacy organisation for Victorian ethnic and multicultural groups. ECCV has identified intergenerational issues as some of the settlement challenges and impacts of migration and displacement on families. ECCV conducted two Roundtable Discussions on intergenerational relationships in...
Cultural transmission of work-welfare attitudes and the intergenerational correlation in welfare receipt
This paper considers the potential for the cultural transmission of attitudes toward work, welfare, and individual responsibility to explain the intergenerational correlation in welfare receipt. Specifically, we investigate whether 18-year olds’ views about social benefits and the drivers of social inequality depend on their families’...
Obligations to the elderly and generational equity
Do grown up children have obligations to their parents? Do the younger members of a society have obligations to their elders? Most people think that the question in both cases is answered by an appeal to the benefits which those now old conferred on the...
Intergenerational equity: issues of principal in the allocation of social resources between this generation and the next
The Commonwealth government's 2002-03 Intergenerational Report is one in a series of reports required by the Charter of Budget Honesty Act. While there are differing opinions as to the accuracy of the fiscal projections made in the report and the appropriateness of the policy responses...