Economic insecurity

Alternate Term Label:
Economic precarity
Economic precariousness
Financial insecurity
Report

Families in Australia Survey: life during COVID-19 - report no.6

This report explores people's responses to the financial impact of COVID-19 and their concerns about their current and future financial situations.
Journal article

"Thrown away like a banana leaf”: Precarity of labour and precarity of place for Tamil migrant construction workers in Singapore

Despite labouring for three decades in Singapore, and being connected to the existing Tamil diasporic community there, Tamil migrant construction workers have been left out of state rhetoric and face economic marginalisation and social exclusion. In this article, the authors draw on rich ethnographic data...
Report

Foodbank hunger report 2020

This report is unlike any previous Foodbank Hunger Report, as it presents a picture of food insecurity in the midst of a once-in-100-year crisis. This report looks at how COVID-19, and the responses of governments, businesses and individuals to the pandemic, are affecting the ability...
Policy report

Culture shock: COVID-19 and the cultural and creative sectors

Cultural and creative sectors are important in their own right in terms of their economic footprint and employment. They also spur innovation across the economy, as well as contribute to numerous other channels for positive social impact. However they are among the hardest hit by...
Discussion paper

How risky is Australian household debt?

It is often observed that the level of household debt (relative to income) is high in Australia compared with other countries and its own history. Concerns about how this will influence the economy’s ability to navigate a major downturn have for many years been central...
Report

The impact of COVID-19 on families in hardship in Western Australia

The 100 Families WA COVID-19 report presents experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, its restrictions, and its early economic and social impacts among 158 family members in the study who completed a supplementary COVID-19 survey between May and July 2020.
Fact sheet

Financial wellbeing and COVID-19: CSI response

This fact sheet discusses how the key fiscal policy responses of the Australian federal and state governments have tried to address the impact of the pandemic on financial wellbeing.
Report

Hidden in plain sight: the impact of the COVID-19 response on mature-age, low-income people in Australia

In this paper, the authors argue that COVID-19 has highlighted that existing policies do not meet the needs of people who face entrenched disadvantage.
Report

Families in Australia Survey: life during COVID-19 - report no.1

The Life during COVID-19 survey ran from May 1 to June 9 2020 and had 7,306 participants from around Australia. It was the first survey in the Families in Australia Survey series. The findings in this report are drawn from the first analyses of the...
Report

Ageing in multicultural Western Australia

The challenges faced by older Western Australians from culturally diverse backgrounds are highlighted in this report, which has been prepared to assist with service planning and work to combat ageism, discrimination and financial stress.