Income distribution

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Income inequality
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

Inquiry into the indicators of, and impact of, regional inequality in Australia: final report

Regional inequality has been increasing in many countries. It is well recognised that living standards across Australia are also not equal. People in regions away from the capital cities generally have lower incomes, poorer health outcomes, less access to services. This inquiry report looks at...
Discussion paper

Regenerative, distributive, resilient Aotearoa

This document lays out BERL’s perspective of the economy and its role in achieving a low-emission, regenerative, distributive and resilient Aotearoa New Zealand. The key premise of this article is that a wider economic model that values people and our planet is valid and necessary...
Report

Australia's community sector and COVID-19

The Australian community sector survey on which this publication is based was conducted during July 2020, at a time during which the sector was grappling with significant health, social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated changes in policy and service delivery.
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

Forgotten people and forgotten places: Canada’s economic performance in the age of populism

Donald Trump’s surprising election and the rise of populism in various other Western democracies is a salutary warning to Canadian policy-makers. It cannot be assumed that Canada is immune to these same forces. What are the causes of rising populism? What can policy-makers do to...
Report

The Sustainable Development Goals report 2019

This report provides evidence-based insights to see if our actions today are laying the right foundation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Literature review

Income mobility in Australia

In recent years, the divide between the richest and the poorest has been growing in many Western countries, and it may now be harder for someone born to low income parents to become economically successful later in life.
Presentation

Development, inequality and demagogy in the 21st Century

This presentation outlines global trends in inequality. Stiglitz argues that the despair and powerlessness resulting from inequality is leveraged by demagogues and the moderate right to further entrench inequality. The presentation argues that inequality has been a choice and not just driven by technology and...
Commentary

How to make Australia fairer

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