Financial security

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Financial independence
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Everyone counts: uncovering patterns of Newstart Allowance

This analysis of administrative social security data aimed to gain a clearer understanding of income volatility in Australia. The focus is on unemployed and underemployed Australians who received Newstart Allowance — a group of individuals highly exposed to the risks of financial insecurity.
Policy report

Issues relating to the economic security for all Australian women – a white paper (June 2018) update

This white paper focuses on the latest data and research, with a focus on the key issues in gender financial equality. It has revamped and updated where necessary the recommendations from the 2018 white paper that attempted to set a framework for greater economic security...
Policy report

Defining the concept of economic security for all women

This white paper brings together research and analysis of specific issues that feed into the overarching issues of economic and financial security for women.
Policy report

Hidden costs: an independent study into income management in Australia

This report summarises preliminary findings from a national independent study into the ongoing expansion of income management (IM) in Australia. The study was funded by the Australian Research Council over a three-year period from 2018-2020.
Report

Review of retirement income policies 2019

This report on the 2019 Review of Retirement Income Policies addresses the specific terms of reference set by the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. The review raised a number of important issues in relation to New Zealanders’ wellbeing and financial independence in retirement, particularly...
Report

The liquidity trap: financial experience and inclusion in the liquid workforce

This report outlines how ‘liquid’ workers, such as gig economy workers and the self-employed, face greater barriers to financial inclusion compared to traditional workers. The report sets out a policy agenda to boost the financial security and inclusion of the liquid workforce.
Report

Attitudes towards intergenerational support

This paper examines the views of Australians about the obligations of parents and their adult children concerning financial and accommodation support, and compares views of respondents according to selected demographic characteristics.
Report

Speaking for ourselves: the truth about what keeps people in poverty from those who live it

This publication reveals the true nature of what it really means to live in poverty in New Zealand. Although each person’s story is unique, what becomes evident is that there are particular experiences and themes surrounding poverty that hold true for the majority.
Commentary

What 1,100 Australians told us about the experience of living with debt they can’t repay

Financial hardship can affect almost anyone. However, severe and ongoing debt problems are an inevitability for Australians whose incomes are simply too low to meet the cost of living.
Report

Millennial money: financial independence and well-being for the next generation

This two-part report, released during Canada’s Financial Literacy Month, is the culmination of a PPF project that sought to identify ways to improve the financial literacy of millennials. Millennials are now one quarter of the Canadian population and the most important consumer segment in Canada.