Intergenerational wealth transfers

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Report

Return to the family safety net? Economic security as Life Chances participants turn 30

The findings in this report signal directions for policy development that will alleviate economic disadvantage and contribute to a fairer future for the Life Chances participants and their families, and all Australians.
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...
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.
Policy report

Implications of the Retirement Income Review: public advocacy of private profligacy?

The recent Retirement Income Review (RIR) implies policies that would reduce after-tax returns to super saving, encourage faster spending of life savings and of equity in the family home, and minimise bequests. This paper argues that the RIR relies on contested Treasury ‘tax expenditure’ estimates...
Working paper

Intergenerational transmission of disadvantage in Australia

This paper provides an overview of the Australian evidence on the extent to which socioeconomic disadvantage is transmitted from one generation to the next. While there is a large literature on the intergenerational transmission of education, occupation and social status, the focus here is on...
Report

Generation gap: ensuring a fair go for younger Australians

The report identifies policy settings that have contributed to differences in outcomes across generations in Australia. It looks ahead to what an ageing population might mean for the economic future of today’s young.
Discussion paper

A wealth of difference: reforming the taxation of wealth

The UK is a wealthy nation, but that wealth is very unevenly distributed. This has negative implications for both economic prosperity and justice. These issues are set to become more important as technological change, stagnating wages and rising house prices increase the income and gains...
Working paper

Place, jobs, peers and the teenage years: exposure effects and intergenerational mobility

I show that where a child grows up has a causal effect on their adult income, but that place matters most in the teenage years. I use variation in the age at which Australian children move to identify this pattern of place exposure effects. I...
Report

The cost of privilege

This research, commissioned by Anglicare Australia, shows that each year, a staggering $68 billion in taxpayer dollars, greater than the cost of Newstart, disability support, or any other benefit, is spent keeping the wealthiest Australian households wealthy.
Report

A new look at the channels from housing to employment decisions

This research examined various possible links between housing related variables and employment.
Report

The wealth of generations

This report finds that older Australians are capturing a growing share of Australia’s wealth, while the wealth of younger Australians has stagnated.