Intergenerational equity

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Intergenerational sustainability
NARROWER TERMS
Discussion paper

Silver tsunami or silver lining? Why we should not fear an ageing population

Media reports and political discourse on our ageing population often adopt a tone of panic. This discussion paper untangles the facts from the myths, so that Australians can look afresh at the population ageing issue – less from a perspective of panic than one of...
Discussion paper

Mind the gap: the Australian Actuaries Intergenerational Equity Index - green paper

It is important to understand how intergenerational equity is changing over time. The Australian Actuaries Intergenerational Equity Index (AAIEI) contributes to this discussion by tracking and assessing 24 indicators, across six broad domains, that relate to wealth and wellbeing (economic and fiscal, housing, health and...
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.
Working paper

Future potential losses from extremes under climate change

While private or autonomous adaptation will play a major role in climate change adaptation in Victoria, there exists sites where government intervention is justified. Government intervention is required when autonomous adaptation will not achieve the social optimum due to market failures or information asymmetries (Osberghaus...
Working paper

Sustainable economic policy and well-being: The relationship between adjusted net savings and subjective well-being

We analyse the relationship between subjective wellbeing (SWB) and the World Bank’s measure of a country’s economic sustainability, adjusted net savings (ANS). We model SWB at individual level and at aggregated group level as a function of past ANS levels, after controlling for a country’s...
Working paper

The impact of demographic change on labour supply and economic growth: can APEC meet the challenges ahead?

This report analyses the components of economic growth in 21 APEC economies in the past 25 years and the next 35. Written to contribute to discussions at APEC Senior Officials’ meetings in the run up to APEC ministerial and leaders meetings, it highlights the critical...
Briefing paper

“A positive disruption”: local council HR managers want diversity

A group of HR managers from a range of local government councils including inner urban and outer growth areas, met for a roundtable discussion on increasing cultural diversity in the workforce. ECCV conducted the roundtable hosted by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) in November...
Commentary

The IGR focuses on the old, when the future belongs to the young

Releasing Australia’s fourth Intergenerational Report, Joe Hockey described it as the “social compact between generations”, which would help “identify where the future opportunities will be” and “unlock the immense potential of our future”. According to the Treasurer, these opportunities are to be found in Australia’s...
Report

Intergenerational report 2007

This is the Australian Government’s second intergenerational report. The report provides a basis for considering the Australian Government’s fiscal outlook over the long term and the sustainability of economic growth in light of Australia’s ageing population and other factors. Foreword This report provides an update...
Report

Intergenerational report 2002-2003

This is Australia’s first Intergenerational Report. The report provides a basis for considering the Commonwealth’s fiscal outlook over the long term, and identifying emerging issues associated with an ageing population. Overview This report focuses on Commonwealth programmes in health, social safety net payments and education...