Intergenerational wealth transfers

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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.
Commentary

Busting myths about Millennials and their spending habits

Just because Millennials like coffee and holidays does not mean they’re irresponsible with their money. Julia Pham busts some myths about the spending habits of Millennials and explains how they’ve been dealt with the short end of the stick.
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.