Technology can unlock further, much-needed support for people in the community who are struggling to get by, but it needs to be targetted in the right place. Nesta believes that partnerships can be part of the solution to support those financially excluded in UK society.
This plan identifies eight key shifts and policy action related to each shift that will tackle the long-term challenges facing the New Zealand economy. They signal the government's goal to balance outcomes across financial, human, natural and social capital, and will act as an overarching...
This report, commissioned by the Australian Council of Social Service, considers the impact of boosting a range of allowance payments. It finds that the introduction of such a policy would have a range of ‘prosperity effects’, boosting the size of the economy and the number...
To understand why people on low incomes do or do not take out insurance we need to understand their overall financial circumstances and the multiple risks they face.
Looks at the number and structure of jobless households in New Zealand, and examines some of the characteristics of the individuals living in these households.
This paper develops a theoretical model of fiscal equalisation and uses the model to derive an optimal equalisation formula that has general applicability for federations.
The effect of anti-poverty and in-work tax credits for families on self-rated health in parents in New Zealand
Background: Some social protection interventions are promoted as policy tools for addressing the social determinants of health to improve individual and population health and health equity. However, there is considerable controversy over whether publicly funded financial credits have a positive, a negative or no effect...
The Department of the Treasury (Australia) has developed the CAPITA model, a general-purpose, static microsimulation model, which is used to analyse the combined effect of changes to personal income tax and transfer policy on families with different income levels, family structures and living arrangements.
Shrinking portions to low and middle‐income earners: inequality in wages & self‐employment 1998‐2015
This study shows rising inequality in the hourly rates of gross earnings (before tax and benefits) among both wage and salary earners and the self-employed over the period 1998-2015.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has released this report that shows Australia is at risk of becoming an Americanised society of working poor if people are not given a pay rise.