Income insecurity

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Income volatility
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.
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Inequalities in standards of living: evidence for improved income support for people with disability

It is now thirteen years since the welfare-to-work change to the Disability Support Pension (DSP) was first introduced in 2006. While the DSP remains the main social security payment for working-aged individuals with disability, the evidence base on the impact of policy changes to the...
Briefing paper

Entrenched disadvantage in Western Australia: health, economic and social impacts

100 Families WA is a collaborative research project aimed at understanding the lived experience of poverty, entrenched disadvantage and social exclusion. The first bulletin focuses on the health, economic and social impacts of hardship experienced by families in Perth, Western Australia.
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Imagining a future of work that fosters mobility for all

We live in a time of rising economic polarization. Low and high-wage jobs are growing, while those in the middle are declining or “hollowing out,” not just in the United States, but across the globe. Employment used to be a reliable path to economic stability...
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Toward a new capitalism: the promise of opportunity and the future of work

The purpose of the Aspen Institute Initiative on the Future of Work is to propose a new course – a way to upgrade America’s economic reward structure to keep pace with the shifting realities of the 21st century. As we did in the last century...
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Wage insurance in an era of non-traditional work

As inequality has markedly risen over the past few decades, so has economic volatility. Abundant research demonstrates that both individuals and households have faced much greater instability in income since the 1970s – a trend dubbed by Jacob Hacker as the “Great Risk Shift.” Income...
Journal article

Income volatility in New Zealand

This article provides an analysis and discussion of the volatility of individual incomes in New Zealand.