Intergenerational equity

Intergenerational sustainability
Policy report

Tax and the fertility freefall: children, care and the Intergenerational Report

This paper argues that Australia should invest in financial support for parental care time for all children, with options suited to both parents, for at least the first 12 months after birth, and for universal public childcare for all children.

2021 Intergenerational report: Australia over the next 40 years

The 2021 Intergenerational Report projects an outlook for the economy and the Australian government’s budget over the next 40 years. It examines the long-term sustainability of current policies and how demographic, technological and other structural trends may affect the economy and the budget.
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...

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...

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...

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...

2015 Intergenerational report: Australia in 2055

The 2015 Intergenerational Report contains analysis of the key drivers of economic growth – population, participation and productivity – and examines what projected changes in these areas mean for our standard of living and public policy settings. It is a projection into the future, giving...

Intergenerational report 2010

In addition to assessing the fiscal and economic challenges of an ageing population, this report also includes a comprehensive discussion on environmental challenges and social sustainability. The report assesses the challenges Australia will face over the next 40 years, including an ageing population, escalating pressures...

Obligations to the elderly and generational equity

Do grown up children have obligations to their parents? Do the younger members of a society have obligations to their elders? Most people think that the question in both cases is answered by an appeal to the benefits which those now old conferred on the...

Intergenerational equity: issues of principal in the allocation of social resources between this generation and the next

The Commonwealth government's 2002-03 Intergenerational Report is one in a series of reports required by the Charter of Budget Honesty Act. While there are differing opinions as to the accuracy of the fiscal projections made in the report and the appropriateness of the policy responses...