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Wealth

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Report

Profits and the pandemic: as shareholder wealth soared, workers were left behind

This report examines the pay practices and financial outcomes at some of America's best-known companies in sectors spanning retail, delivery, fast food, hotels and entertainment. Together, the 22 companies employ more than 7 million frontline workers.
Report

Wealth transfers and their economic effects: research paper

This research report provides information about how much wealth Australians transfer while they are alive (gifts) and after they die (inheritances), how wealth transfers affect those who receive them, and the impact of wealth transfers on the distribution of wealth in society now, and in...
Discussion paper

The rise in household liquidity

This paper explores the determinants of liquidity across households and over time, using a range of household surveys for Australia. The authors find that household liquidity is strongly associated with life cycle factors, such as age and housing tenure.
Report

All ears: putting the public at the heart of levelling up

If 'levelling up' is to be seen as legitimate by those it is trying to help, it must meaningfully involve the public in decisions about how money is spent. This report finds that that the public is divided on what levelling up should look like...
Working paper

Intergenerational well-being: baby boomers, generation X, and millennials in Australia

This paper discusses the relative well-being of three generations: baby boomers, Generation X and millennials. Drawing on the OECD well-being framework, the paper examines income and wealth, housing, working conditions, health, education, environmental quality, social connections, safety and inequality.
Report

Prosperity and justice after the pandemic

The inequalities across the UK is starting to play out in our politics. People do not believe that their voices are being heard and feel disempowered. This report outlines policy options to aid in creating an economy that delivers both prosperity and justice for all...
Discussion paper

The Intergenerational report ignores booming wealth and capital gains

The 2021 Intergenerational report contained many references to GDP, but barely mentioned wealth or capital gains. This paper begins to redress that omission by including wealth and capital gains in the discussion of trends likely to persist in Australia over the next 40 years.
Discussion paper

Rich men and tax concessions

This paper looks at the distribution of four tax concessions. The four tax concessions are worth $60 billion per year and include negative gearing, superannuation tax concessions, capital gain tax discount and excess franking credits.
Report

Australian experts' views of housing in the economy: abstract dreamings or real directions?

This report analyses the expert opinions of leading economists and other senior housing market specialists on interrelationships between the housing system, economic performance, and wealth distribution in Australia.
Working paper

The economic consequences of major tax cuts for the rich

This paper uses data from 18 OECD countries over the last five decades to estimate the causal effect of major tax cuts for the rich on income inequality, economic growth, and unemployment.
Report

Billionaire wealth vs. community health: protecting essential workers from pandemic profiteers

This report identifies a dozen companies in the United States that have seen their fortunes increase, but continue to provide inadequate protection for their workers. These companies are emblematic of the corporate greed that has grown rampant over the last forty years.
Report

Reimagining Indigenous housing, health and wealth

This report sets the context for a strengths-based ecological and culturally-founded approach to Indigenous housing, health and wealth.
Discussion paper

Mind the gap: the Australian Actuaries Intergenerational Equity Index - green paper

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...
Report

Income and wealth

Many changes have occurred in Australia since the establishment of the Australian Institute of Family Studies in 1980. This snapshot report outlines some of the significant changes in household incomes, household wealth and also the amount of household debt over the last forty years.
Report

Who wins and who pays? Rentier power and the Covid crisis

This analysis of recent UK economic support measures suggests that the crisis will exacerbate inequalities between the working poor and the asset-owning wealthy.
Report

Billionaire bonanza 2020

In this report, the authors show how billionaire wealth has grown astoundingly over the last few decades — and, for some “pandemic profiteers,” even more dramatically since the COVID-19 crisis.
Report

The giving experience – overcoming the barriers to giving among the wealthy in the UK

This report is written for fundraisers from the donor perspective. It reflects their experiences and perceptions of working with fundraising organisations, identifying the reported barriers to giving and provides insight on how to overcome those barriers by understanding what makes wealthy donors tick.
Working paper

Marital dissolution and personal wealth: examining gendered trends across the dissolution process

This study examines personal wealth changes over the dissolution process, starting up to three years prior to separation and until 15 years after legal divorce.
Report

Researching the drivers of tax compliance behaviour among the wealthy and ways to improve it

This UK research aimed to understand: how wealthy people see themselves; what shapes their behaviour; how they plan and structure their tax affairs; how they view tax avoidance and evasion; and how HMRC could encourage voluntary compliance with the taxation system.
Commentary

How to make Australia fairer

We’re doing better than many comparable countries, but that’s not enough, says Carmela Chivers.