This report is the second part of the research being conducted by the ACOSS and UNSW Poverty and Inequality in Australia Partnership. The research uses the latest available data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (for 2017-18), and digs deeper into understanding who stands where...
In this paper, the authors analyse the impact of adult education and training on labour market outcomes. Using the New Zealand Household Labour Force Survey linked to administrative education and earnings data, it is estimated that on average, studying for a tertiary qualification increases the...
This report includes a preliminary analysis of the likely impact of COVID-19, the associated ‘lockdowns’, and government income support measures on income inequality.
Inequality in Australia 2020 - part 1: overview - supplement: the impact of COVID-19 on income inequality
The COVID-19 virus, together with the ‘lockdowns’ instituted from March 2020 to prevent its spread, plunged the Australian economy into the deepest recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. This Supplement outlines what the available data tells us about the impacts on employment and...
It is important to understand how intergenerational equity is changing over time. The Australian Actuaries Intergenerational Equity Index (AAIEI) contributes to this discussion by tracking and assessing 24 indicators, across six broad domains, that relate to wealth and wellbeing (economic and fiscal, housing, health and...
This report provides an in-depth analysis of how income sources evolved between 2001 and 2018 for various age groups, and why. It shows the main driver behind lower incomes for young people is falling wage income.
Kevin Andrews has labelled Australia's welfare system unsustainable, saying that in 10 to 15 years' time Australia could find itself in the same situation as some European countries.
This paper provides a summary of the impact of COVID-19 on labour market outcomes, income, financial stress, social cohesiveness, political attitudes, subjective wellbeing, and psychological distress.